30th September

Born on this Day 30th September
1627 Robinson Crusoe
1861 William Wrigley Jr
1947 Marc Bolan
1921 Deborah Kerr
1931 Angie Dickinson
1937 Johnny Mathis
1941 Stephanie Cole
1943 Ian Ogilvy
1947 Rula Lenska
1950 Victoria Tennant
1952 Jack Wild
1980 Martina Hingis
1980 Simon Little
1984 Keisha Buchanan

Died On This Day
1772 James Brindley
1955 James Dean
1985 Charles Richter

Music
1960 Sam Cooke entered the UK charts with ‘Chain Gang’.

1967 Tony Blackburn presented BBC 1’s first broasdcast.

1978 ‘Summer Nights’ by John Travolta and Olivia Newton John topped the UK singles chart for the first of 7 weeks.

1978 The Police were at No.1 with ‘Message in a Bottle’.

1995 Simply Red scored their first UK No.1 with ‘Fairground’.

Sport
1975 Muhammed Ali retained his world heavyweight title beating Joe Frazier.

1988 Linford Christie was cleared of taking banned substances at the Seoul Olympics after it was revealed he had been drinking Ginseng tea.

1991 British boxer Lennox Lewis knocked out Glenn McCrory after 1 min 30 secs of the round to retain his British and European title.

People & Showbiz
1936 The Pinewood Film Studios opened in Iver, Buckinghamshire.

1982 The first episode of ‘Cheers’ was broadcast in the US.

General Events
1399 Richard II abdicated, to be replaced by Henry IV, the first time an English monarch had relinquished the throne.

1938 British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain told a crowd at Heston Airport, London, on his return from Germany:’I believe it is peace in our time’.

1946 An international military tribunal in Nuremburg, Germany found 22 top Nazi leaders guilty of war crimes. 11 were sentenced to death.

1949 The Berlin airlift ended.

1949 Communist leader Mao Tse-Tung was elected chairman of the People’s Republic.

1980 Israel issued their new currency. The shekel replaced the pound.

1997 The first conference speech in 19 years by a Labour Prime Minister was made by Tony Blair.

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