Born on this Day 11th October
1844 Henry John Heinz
1918 Jerome Robbins
1925 Jean Alexander
1937 Sir Bobby Charlton
1939 Maria Bueno
1949 Daryl Hall
1957 Dawn French
1961 Neil Buchanan
1964 Calista Flockhart
1965 Luke Perry
1969 Stephen Moyer
1970 Andy Marriott
1973 Mark Chapman
1980 Nyron Nosworthy
1983 Bradley James
Died On This Day
1961 Chico Marx
1963 Edith Piaf
1963 Jean Cocteau
1958 Elvis Presley entered the singles chart with ‘King Creole’.
1962 The Beatles had their first chart entry with ‘Love Me Do’ at No.49.
1963 Gerry and the Pacemakers entered the Top 20 at No.7 with ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, a future No.1.
1969 Jane Birkin and Serge Gauinsbourg reached the No.1 with the controversial ‘ Je T’aime, Moi Non Plus’.
1982 A team of RAF athletes finished running the 150 miles from Athens to Sparta, proving that the famous run by Pheidippides in 490BC was possible.
1996 A Golden Retriever was made honorary life vice-president of a Yorkshire Cricket Club after he sniffed out his 50th lost cricket ball.
People & Showbiz
1987 Operation Deepscan, the £1miilion search for the Loch Ness monster came to an end with no conclusive evidence for the existence of the monster.
1993 Rock star Elton John announced he was to auction a £750,000 collection of jewellery at Sotheby’s.
1919 The first airline meals were served during a flight from London to Paris, costing 3s (15p) each.
1966 The GPO announced that every British home would be given a postcode, beginning in Croydon on November 5th.
1982 The wreck of Henry VIII’s ship the Mary Rose, which sank in 1545 was raised having laid on the seabed for more than 437 years. The ship had originally been discovered by writer and diving enthusiast Alexander McKee in 1971, .
1983 The last hand-cranked telephones in the US went out of service as 440 customers in Bryant Pond, Maine were switched to the modern dial service.
1988 For the first time in 446 years girls were allowed to study at Magdalen College, Cambridge.
1992 Concorde took off from Lisbon in an attempt to break the round-the-world record of 35 hours 8 minutes.
2000 NASA launches STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission, using Space Shuttle Discovery.
2001 The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.