Born on this Day 29th September
1758 Lord Admiral Horatio Nelson
1899 Sir Billy Butlin
1907 Gene Autry
1916 Trevor Howard
1931 Anita Ekberg
1935 Jerry Lee Lewis
1942 Ian McShane
1943 Lech Walensa
1946 Patricia Hodge
1956 Lord (Sebastian) Coe
1968 Luke & Matt Goss
1970 Emily Lloyd
1972 Robert Webb
1973 Scout Niblett
1976 Darren Byfield
1976 Kelvin Davis
1980 Patrick Agyemang
1982 Lauren Pope
1982 Amy Williams
1984 Lisa Gormley
1989 Theo Adams
1989 Aaron Martin
Died On This Day
1902 Emile Zola
1981 Bill Shankley
1997 Roy Lichtenstein
1956 Bill Haley had 5 songs in the UK top 30, ‘Rockin Through The Rye’, ‘Saints Rock n’Roll’, ‘Rock Around The Clock’, ‘Razzle Dazzle’ and ‘See You Later Alligator’.
1963 The Rolling Stones began their first major British tour with Bo Diddley and the Everley Brothers at the New Victoria in London.
1987 Rick Astley was at No.1 with ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’.
1990 Maria McKee was at No.1 with ‘Show Me Heaven’, a song featured in the film ‘Days Of Thunder’.
2001 ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ performed by Kylie Minogue, went straight in at No. 1 and remained there for 4 weeks.
1952 World water speed record holder John Cobb was killed when his Crusader disnitegrated on Loch Ness after hitting waves at 240mph.
1977 In one of the most-watched prize fights in history, Muhammed Ali beat Ernie Shavers to claim the heavyweight championship boxing crown.
1982 The Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Brisbane to open the 12th Commonwealth Games.
People & Showbiz
1916 John D Rockefeller became the first billionaire.
1949 In SanFrancisco the wartime propaganda broadcaster Tokyo Rose was found guilty of treason.
1950 ‘Come Dancing’ was broadcast for the first time.
1988 Charles Addams, the US creator of ‘The Adamms Family’, died at the age of 76.
1364 Battle of Auray: English forces defeat the French in Brittany; end of the Breton War of Succession.
1650 The first marriage bureau opened on Threadneedle Street, London, calling itself the ‘Office of Addresses and Encounters’.
1829 The Metropolitan Police of London, later also known as the Met, is founded.
1885 Britain’s first electric street trams began running in Blackpool.
1950 The first automatic telephone answering machine was unveiled by the US Bell Telephone Company.
1963 The University of East Anglia is established in Norwich, England.
1966 The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.
1979 Pope John Paul II arrived in Ireland for the first papal visit to the country.
1983 Lady Donaldson became the first female Lord Mayor of London
1988 The UN won the Nobel Peace Prize
2008 Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history.