Born on this Day 7th November
1867 Madame Curie
1879 Leon Trotsky
1924 Wolf Mankowitz
1918 Billy Graham
1942 Jean Shrimpton
1943 Joni Mitchell
1949 Sue Pollard
1967 Sharleen Spiteri
1978 Rio Ferdinand
1979 Barney Harwood
1988 Tinie Tempah
Died On This Day
1980 Steve McQueen
1985 Victor McLaglen
1990 Lawrence Durrell
1957 The Crickets were at No.1 with ‘That’ll Be The Day’.
1981 Funboy 3 entered the UK chart with ‘The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum’, a song apparently directed at Margaret Thatcher and President Reagan.
1984 The soundtrack album to Paul McCartney’s movie ‘Give My Regards To Broad Street’ entered the UK album chart at No.1.
1967 Henry Cooper defeated Billy Walker to become the first boxer to win 3 Lonsdale belts outright.
1988 Sugar Ray Leonard knocked out Donny Lalonde of Canada in Las Vegas to win an unprecented 5 world titles at different weights.
People & Showbiz
1984 West Hollywood residents voted in favour of being an independent city. It would be America’s first city to be controlled solely by homosexuals.
1997 The Spice Girls sacked their manager Simon Fuller. The pop guru that catapulted the 5 girls to power and made their £30m fortune.
1783 Britain’s last public hanging took place at Tyburn, near Marble Arch.
1865 The first pocket lighter was patented by Repeating Light Co. in America.
1872 The Marie Celeste set sail from New York on the ill-fated voyage on which of all of her crew would mysteriously disappear.
1944 Franklin D Roosevelt was re-elected US President for a record 4th term.
1989 Labour’s Paul Boateng became the first black MP to sit of the Front Bench when he was appointed shadow Treasury minister.
1993 John Apostolou from Edmonton, north London, had his Mercees damaged by a lump of frozen urine which fell from an airliner flying 20,000 feet over his home.