Born on this Day 13th October
1162 Leonora of England
1244 Jaques de Molay
1453 Edward of Westminster, Prince of Wales
1853 Lily Langtree
1904 Wilfred Pickles
1909 Art Tatum
1924 Lenny Bruce
1925 Baroness Margaret Thatcher
1933 Baron Bingham of Cornhill
1940 Chris Farlowe
1941 Paul Simon
1946 Edwina Currie
1959 Marie Osmond
1967 Steve Vickers
1977 Gareth Batty
1979 Wes Brown
1980 Scott Parker
1986 Gabriel Agbonlahor
Died On This Day
1974 Ed Sullivan
1985 Ricky Wilson
2002 Stephen Ambrose
1973 The Simon Park Orchestra held onto the No.1 spot for the 3rd week with ‘Eye Level’.
1983 Culture Club’s second album ‘Colour By Numbers’ was released.
1984 Former Beatle Paul McCartney entered the charts at No.6 with ‘No More Lonely Nights’.
1990 The Beautiful South entered the Top 20 at No.9 with ‘A Little Time’, on its way to the No.1 position.
1903 The first Baseball World series was won by the Boston Red Sox.
1982 An unbeaten 12-match record came to an end when England were beaten 2-1 by West Germany at Wembley.
1984 British darts player John Lowe achieved the first televised 9-dart finish in a major event, during the quater finals of the World Match Play championships in Slough
People & Showbiz
1924 The first election broadcast was made by Ramsay MacDonald on BBC radio, on behalf of the Labour Party.
1940 14 year old Princess Elizabeth made her broadcasting debut in a radio address to child evacuees.
1582 Because of the implementation of the Gregorian calendar this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
1637 Phineas Pett’s ship the Sovereign of the Seas was launched at Deptford
1792 President George Washington laid the foundation stone at the White House.
1884 Greenwich was adopted as the universal time meridian of longitude, from which standard times throughout the world are calcluated.
1943 Italy declared war on Germany, its former Axis partner, during WWII.
1964 The first 3 man spacecraft launched by the USSR returned to earth after a journey in space lasting 24 hours.
1968 The first live transmission from space television was made from Apollo 7.
1983 The first cellular telephones were introduced in the US.
1997 Tony Blair was jeered and jostled by crowds of angry loyalists, as he became the first Prime Minister in 76 years to meet Irish republican leaders.