11th November

Born on this Day 11th November
1918 Stubby Kaye
1921 Ron Greenwood
1925 June Whitfield
1944 Jesse Colin Young
1946 Len ‘Chip’ Hawkes
1956 Ian Craig Marsh
1962 Demi Moore
1964 Calista Flockhart
1974 Leonardo Di Caprio
1977 Ben Hollioake
1982 Jeremy Williams
1984 Stephen Hunt
1987 Chanelle Hayes
1988 Kyle Naughton
1993 Jamaal Lascelles
1994 Ellie Simmonds

Died On This Day
1880 Ned Kelly
1976 Alexander Calder
1996 Marjorie Proops

1968 John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s controversial ‘Two Virgins’ album, showing the pair of them naked on the cover, was released.

1969 Jim Morrison of ‘The Doors’ was arrested after a flight from LA to Phoenix and charged with drunkenness and ‘interfering’ with an airhostess.

1868 America’s first athletics meeting was organised bythe New ork Athletics Club at the Empire Skating Rink.

1987 Goals from Beardsley, Barnes, Robson and Adams gave the England football team a 4-1 win over Yugoslavia in Belgrade, putting them into the finals of the European Championship.

People & Showbiz
1953 BBC’s ‘Panorama’ was screened for the first time with Patrick Murphy at the helm.

1983 The first episode of ‘Auf Wiedersehen, Pet’ was broadcast.

General Events
1918 The armistice was signed bewtween Germany and the Allies in a railway carriage in the forest of Compiegne.

1920 The Cenotaph in Whitehall was unveiled and the body of the unnknown soldier was buried under the Arc de Triomphe.

1921 The British Legion held its first Poppy Day. A total of £106,000 was raised.

1923 Stanley Baldwin became the first British Prime Minister to broadcast on the radio with his Armistice Day speech.

1940 The first Jeep was launched by Willys, named after its initials G.P. or General Purpose car.

1989 The Berlin Wall came down , allowing free passage between East Berlin and West Berlin.

1992 The Church of England’s parliament votes by a narrow margin to allow women to be ordained as priests.

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