30th October

Born on this Day 30th October
1885 Ezra Pound
1893 Charles Atlas
1932 Louis Malle
1935 Michael Winner
1940 Ed Lauter
1945 Henry Winkler
1946 Chris Slade
1956 Juliet Stevenson
1960 Diego Maradona
1965 Gavin Rossdale
1973 Michael Oakes
1975 Ian D’Sa
1978 Daniel Poulter
1980 Jon Foo
1989 Vanessa White

Died On This Day
1872 John Chubb
1910 John Henry Dunant
1996 Tim Nicholson

Music
1959 Ronnie Scott’s famous jazz club opened in Soho.

1964 Standing at No.1 was Sandi Shaw with ‘There’s Always Something There To Remind Me’ .

1965 The Rolling Stones entered the chart with ‘Get Off My Cloud’, a future No.1

1971 John Lennon’s album ‘Imagine’ became his first No.1 solo album, in both the UK and the US.

Sport
1939 Henry Armstrong defended his worldwelterweight title for the 5th time in only 21 days, 4 of which he had won inside the distance.

1974 Muhammed Ali regained the world heavyweight title when he knocked out George Foreman in the 8th round of their fight in Zaire.

1991 Rodi Woodcock from south London won a record £2m on the football pools.

People & Showbiz
1988 6516 couples were wed in a mass marriage ceremony held in a Seoul factory.

1991 The Queen opened the Queen Elizabeth II bridge over the Thames.

General Events
1905 Aspirin went on sale in Britain developed by German pharmaceutical company Bayer.

1992 Lord Beaverbrook was banned from sitting in the House of Lords because he declared himself bankrupt after running up £5m in debts investing in rainforests and cars.

1994 The Argentinean government offered £931,600 to each Falkland Islander in an attempt to buy their support to end British rule.

1996 Harrods announced that they have dropped the £1.00 charge to uset heir lavatories but only t customers who spend over £100.

1996 The first black Conservative peer, Barrister John Taylor took his seat in the House of Commons today as Lord Taylor of Warwick.

1997 British au-pair Louise Woodward was found guilty ofthe murder of an 8 month old baby in her care in America.

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