Born on this Day 1st October
1890 Stanley Holloway
1910 Bonny Parker
1920 Walter Matthau
1927 Tom Bosley
1928 George Peppard
1936 Duncan Edwards
1927 Sandy Gall
1935 Dame Julie Andrews
1936 Stella Stevens
1950 Randy Quaid
1964 Harry Hill
1974 Keith Duffy
1981 Rupert Friend
Died On This Day
1873 Sir Edward Landseer
1988 Sir Sacheverell Sitwell
2002 Walter Annenberg
1960 Ricky Valance topped the UK singles charts with ‘Tell Laura I Love Her’.
1983 Shalamar split on singer Howard Hewett’s 28th birthday.
1988 Whitney Houston entered the top 20 with the US Olympic anthem ‘One Moment in Time’, a future No.1.
1992 Keith Harris and Orville theDuck launched a rave version of their single ‘I Wish I Could Fly’.
1958 BBC sports programme ‘Grandstand’ was first televised.
1982 Britain won 9 medals including 4 gold, on the first day of the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane.
People & Showbiz
1939 The first wartime radio broadcast was made by Winston Churchill, then the First Lord of the Admiralty.
1971 Disney World in Florida opened.
1843 The anniversary of the publishing of the ‘News Of The World’
1868 St.Pancras railway station was formally opened.
1908 The Model T Ford was introduced by Henry Ford.
1961 Steam trains made their final run on the London Underground.
1969 During a test flight in France, Concorde 001 broke the sound barrier for the first time.
1974 Britain’s first MacDonalds opened in London.
2013 The U.S. federal government shuts down non-essential services after it is unable to pass a budget measure