14th October

Born on this Day 14th October
1633 James II of England and VII of Scotland
1644 William Penn
1712 George Grenville
1726 Charles Middleton
1882 Charlie Parker
1890 Dwight D. Eisenhower
1919 Veronica Lake
1927 Roger Moore
1939 Ralph Lauren
1940 Sir Cliff Richard
1940 Christopher Timothy
1945 Colin Hodgkinson
1946 Justin Hayward
1960 Steve Cram
1965 Steve Coogan
1968 Matthew Le Tissier
1975 Michael Duberry
1975 Shaznay Lewis
1977 Jonathan Kerrigan
1978 Steven Thompson
1980 Ben Whishaw
1984 Alex Scott
1986 Tom Craddock
1988 Will Atkinson
1990 Jordan Clark
1991 Shona McGarty
1999 Daniel Roche

Died On This Day
1066 King Harold
1977 Bing Crosby
2002 Irving Davies

Music
1955 Jimmy Young made his first appearance as a disc jockey on ‘Housewives’.

1961 Helen Shapiro reached No. 1 with ‘Walkin’ Back To Happiness’.

Sport
1878 The first floodlit football match was played at Bramhall Lane, Sheffield.

1964 Mary Rand won Britain’s first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympic Games for the long-jump.

2009 Honduras is qualified to the World Cup of 2010 after 27 years of absence.

People & Showbiz
1926 The first ‘Winnie The Pooh’ book was published.

1957 Queen Elizabeth II’s first television broadcast was a telerecording of her address to the Canadians.

1996 Madonna gave birth to her daughter, Lourdes Maria.

General Events
1066 The Battle of Hastings took place on Senlac Hill, near Pevensey, during which the English army was routed and King Harold was killed.

1322 Robert the Bruce of Scotland defeats King Edward II of England at Byland, forcing Edward to accept Scotland’s independence.

1869 Britain’s first Bungalow was completed and occupied in Westgate-On-Sea, Kent.

1912 Theodore Roosevelt was shot and seiously wounded by an insane man in an assassination attempt in Milwaukee.

1926 Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne, is first published.

1944 Erwin Rommel, Commander of the German Afrika Corps, committed suicide.

1944 British troops liberated Athens.

1968 Euston station was opened.

1969 The 50 pence decimal coin was issued in Britain.

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