15th October

Born on this Day 15th October
1881 Sir PG Wodehouse
1908 Prof. JK Galbraith
1920 Mario Puzo
1938 Marv Johnson
1944 David Trimble
1946 Richard Carpenter
1947 Chris De Burgh
1954 Julia Yeomans
1958 Stephen Clarke
1958 Sarah, Duchess of York
1959 Alex Paterson
1965 Stephen Tompkinson
1966 Dave Stead
1969 Dominic West
1971 Andy Cole
1975 Glen Little
1979 Paul Robinson
1984 Izale McLeod
1984 Jessie Ware
1989 Anthony Joshua

Died On This Day
1946 Hermann Goering
1964 Cole Porter
2002 Buddy Lester

1956 Tommy Steele made his television debut on Jack Paynes’ ‘Off The Record’.

1977 Status Quo entered the Top 20 at No.17 with ‘Rockin’ All Over The World’ and Rod Stewart entered at No.7 with ‘You’re In My Heart’.

1987 Fish, former lead singer of Marillion launched his solo tour.

1988 The Paralympic Games opened in Seoul.

1990 After his serving his prison sentence for tax offences, jockey Lester Piggot made his first professional ride in a meeting at Leicester.

People & Showbiz
1951 The Liberals he d the first BBC televised Party Political Broadcast given by Lord Samuel.

1954 William Golding’s classic ‘Lord of the Flies’ was published in Britain.

1969 The print unions gave Rupert Murdoch permission to buy The Sun newspaper.

General Events
1991 An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale had struck near the Solomon Islands on the South Pacific.

1990 Mikhail Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

1993 The President of the ANC Nelson Mandela and president de Klerk of South Africa were both awarded the Nobel peace prize ‘for their work forthe peaceful termination of the apartheid regime’.

1995 Iraqi president Saddam Hussein was re-elected for a further 7 years with a 100% vote.

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