28th October

Born on this Day 28th October
1902 Elsa Lanchester
1903 Evelyn Waugh
1909 Francis Bacon
1927 Dame Cleo Laine
1929 Joan Plowright
1930 Bernie Ecclestone
1938 David Dimbleby
1941 Hank Marvin
1948 Dennis Taylor
1955 Bill Gates
1957 Stephen Morris
1964 Andrew Bridgen
1965 David Warburton
1967 Kevin Macdonald
1967 Julia Roberts
1971 Caroline Dinenage
1976 Keiron Cunningham
1980 Alan Smith
1981 Milan Baros
1981 Nick Montgomery
1982 Matt Smith
1983 Joe Thomas
1986 Anthony Griffith
1988 Edd Gould
1991 Lucy Bronze
1997 Eden Taylor-Draper

Died On This Day
1975 Georges Carpentier
1996 Morey Amstredam
1998 Ted Hughes

Music
1961 Ray Charles entered the charts with ‘Hit The Road Jack’.

1972 The Who’s ‘Join Together’ was adopted by the US Council for World Affairs as its anthem.

1983 The recently reformed Animals opened for The Police at Miami.

1983 Holding onto the No.1 position were Culture Club with ‘Karma Chameleon’.

Sport
1982 Former British and European heavyweight boxing champion Joe Bugner returned to the ring for a 3rd round win over Winston Allen of Wales.

1996 Steve MacDonald, aged 24, completed his round-the-country canoe trip, becoming the first blind man to do so, having started out on May 15 and raised money for charity.

People & Showbiz
1886 The Statue of Liberty was unveiled by President Grover Cleveland having taken more than 9 years to complete and given to the US by France to mark the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

1958 The state opening of Parliament was televised for the first time.

General Events
1636 Harvard University, America’s oldest was founded at Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1940 During WWII, Italy invaded Greece.

1959 Britain’s first car phones were introduced by the GPO via the Manchester Peterloo exchange to 25 subscribers at a cost of £200 for the phone, a quartely licence of £7 10s and a 3 minute call charge of 2s.6d.

1982 Felipe Gonzalez became Spain’s first socialist Prime Minister, with a sweeping electoral victory.

1988 2 runaway trains crashed through buffers and fell onto London’s North Circular Road during the night causing traffic chaos. British Rail investigated whether vandals had let off the brakes of the diesels.

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