9th October

Born on this Day 9th October
1859 Alfred Dreyfus
1900 Alistair Sim
1940 John Lennon
1923 Sir Donald Sinden
1936 Brian Blessed
1944 John Entwhistle
1952 Sharon Osbourne
1952 Dennis Stratton
1954 Scott Bakula
1954 James Fearnley
1955 Steve Ovett
1959 Andy Atkins
1962 Hugh Robertson
1963 Andy Platt
1966 David Cameron
1969 PJ Harvey
1969 Giles Martin
1969 Steve McQueen
1975 Sean Lennon
1978 Nicky Byrne
1984 Ghetts
1987 Samantha Murray

Died On This Day
1967 Che Guevara
1985 Orson Welles
1989 Richard Murdoch

Music
1958 Eddie Cochrane recorded ‘C’Mon Everybody’.

1982 The Animals entered the top 20 at No.19 with their classic ‘House of the Rising Sun’.

1986 The Communards held onto the top spot with ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’.

Sport
1875 The earliest known football programmes were dated for the match between Queen’s Park Ranger and Wanderers at Hampton Park.

1988 Lester Piggott was expected to be released from prison after serving 1 year of his 3 year sentence for tax fraud.

People & Showbiz
1973 Elvis Presley divorces Priscilla in California.

1980 British playwright Harold Pinter marries author Lady Antonia Fraser – the former wife of Conservative MP Sir Hugh Fraser.

General Events
1940 Winston Churchill was elected, by unanimous vote, as head of the Conservative Party, following Chamberlain’s resignation.

1955 The Sony Playstation went on sale in the US.

1959 David H McConnell launched his successful perfume and cosmetics company, AVON, in the UK.

1990 Hundreds of Chinese queue to buy ‘Big Macs’ when McDonald’s opens its first restaurant in China in Shenzhen.

1996 A jump in fuel prices pushed the cost of a gallon of petrol over the 3 pound mark.

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