22nd October

Born on this Day 22nd October
1811 Franz Liszt
1844 Sarah Bernhardt
1917 Joan Fontaine
1929 Lord (Michael) Birkett
1936 Col. John Blashford-Snell
1938 Christopher Lloyd
1938 Sir Derek Jacobi
1943 Catherine Deneuve
1945 Sheila Sherwood
1946 Kelvin MacKenzie
1948 Mike Hendrick
1952 Jeff Goldblum
1954 Graham Joyce
1964 Mick Hill
1965 John Wesley Harding
1967 Oona King, Baroness King of Bow
1972 Saffron Burrows
1983 Plan B
1988 Sarah Barrow

Died On This Day
1806 Thomas Sheraton
1906 Paul Cezanne
1955 Sir Kingsley Amis

1960 Roy Orbison began his second week at No.1 with ‘Only The Lonely’.

1968 Standing at the top of the singles charts was Mary Hopkins with ‘Those Were The Days’.

1969 Bobby Gentry stood at No.1 with ‘I’ll Never Fall In Love Again’.

1977 Queen entered the UK charts at No.30 with ‘We Are the Champions’.

1988 Stock, Aitken & Waterman had a record 6 single in the UK top 30.

1995 Michael Schumacher retained the world driver’s championship with a victory at the Japanese Grand Prix.

1997 23 year old featherweight boxing champion Prince Naseem Hammed and former middle weight champion Chris Eubank were involved in a scuffle at Heathrow Airport.

People & Showbiz
1883 The Metropolitan Opera House opened in New York.

1931 In Chicago, gangster Al Capone was sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion, the longest sentence ever given for the crime.

General Events
1910 Dr Hawley Crippen was convicted and sentenced to hang at the Old Bailey for poisoning his wife Cora.

1962 Nelson Mandela went on trial in South Africa accused of treason.

1964 French philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre rejected the Nobel Prize for Literature, saying it would lessen the impact of his writing.

1966 Soviet spy George Blake escaped from Wormwood Scrubbs prison where he was serving a 40 year sentence.

1997 A new portrait of the Queen reflecting her advancing years was announced to have been approved by the Queen and was set to appear on coins from 1998.

2001 The UK prepared for more rain in what was thought to be the worst flood for 20 years.

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