9th November

Born on this Day 9th November
1389 Isabella of Valois
1664 Henry Wharton
1841 King Edward VII
1909 Katharine Hepburn
1913 Hedy Lamarr
1961 Jill Dando
1926 Hugh Leonard
1934 Ronald Harwood
1944 Phil May
1951 Lou Ferrigno
1959 Tony Slattery
1961 Jill Dando
1979 Martin Taylor
1980 James Harper
1983 Michael Turner
1997 Matthew Fisher

Died On This Day
1940 Neville Chamberlain
1970 General Charles De Gaulle
2000 David Cecil

Music
1961 Brian Epstein saw the Beatles for the first time at a Cavern Club gig

1968 Joe Cocker reached No. 1 with ‘ A Little Help From My Friends’

1973 Cat Stevens made his national US television debuton ‘In Concert’

1985 At the age of 78, Sir Lawrence Olivier became the oldest person to appear on a Top 40 hit when Paul Hardcastle’s ‘Just For Money’ entered the charts at No.31

Sport
1980 Jimmy White became the youngest world amateur snooker champion at 18 years 6 months

1994 Aston Villa lost 4-3 to Wimbledon to continue their side into their depths of the FA Carling Premiership

People & Showbiz
1982 The first episode of ‘The Young Ones’ starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson was broadcast on BBC2

1993 Lorena Bobbit admitted in a court in Manassa, Virginia, that she cut off her husband’s penis, as she claimed he had sexually assaulted her

General Events
1769 John Burns and 11 others signed a resolution forming the first cooperative society, the Weavers Society of Fenwick, organised to distribute groceries among its members

1847 The first woman to give birth with the aid of anaethesia was Mrs William Carstairs in Edinburgh, wife of a doctor for the Indian Medical Service

1888 Mary Jane Kelly, Jack the Ripper’s 5th and final victim was found in her room at 13 Miller’s Court, London

1965 The Act banning Capital Punishment in the UK came into effect

1989 The East German government decided to lift the Iron Curtain and allow free travel through the Berlin Wall, resulting in may thousands of jubilant East Berliners swarming towards the wall for a free passage to the West

1990 Soviet President Gorbachev signed a non-aggression treaty with Germany.

1990 Mary Robinson is elected Ireland’s first female President and the first from the Labour Party.

1998 Brokerage houses are ordered to pay 1.03 billion USD to cheated NASDAQ investors to compensate for their price-fixing. This is the largest civil settlement in United States history.

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