14th November

Born on this Day 14th November
1840 Claude Monet
1919 Veronica Lake
1935 King Hussein of Jordan
1940 Freddie Garrity
1948 HRH The Prince of Wales
1953 Alexander O’Neal
1959 Paul McGann
1962 Stefano Gabbana
1967 Letitia Dean
1972 Jonathan Slinger
1975 Faye Tozer
1981 Russell Tovey
1989 Jake Livermore
1992 Nathan Fox

Died On This Day
1905 Robert Whitehead
1990 Malcolm Muggeridge
2001 Charlotte Coleman

1922 BBC radio was first broadcast from Alexandra Palace.

1954 Bill Haley’s first US Top 10 hit ‘Shake, Rattle & Roll’ peaked at No. 7.

1964 Roy Orbison reached the top of the charts with ‘Oh Pretty Woman’.

1987 T’Pau reached the No.1 position with ‘China In Your Hand’

1994 The Football Association charged the Southampton and former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobelaar with bringing the game into disrepute.

1997 Briton Tim Henman became the first tennis player to compete in 2 tournaments in the same day. He began with a warm-up for the national championships quarter finals at 11am in which he beat Jamie Delgado in just 53 minutes. Then a chaffeur driven car took him to Birmingham airport where a private jet whisked him off to Hamburg for another tournament in the evening.

People & Showbiz
1973 Princess Anne married Captain Mark Phillips in Westminster Abbey, watched by an estimated 50 million television viewers across the world.

1994 £7 million was raised in the first 12 hours of National Lottery ticket sales.

General Events
1899 The first recorded use of a staff suggestion box was implemented by Lever Brothers of Port Sunlight.

1940 Coventry Cathedral was destroyed by German air raids which killed over 1,000 civilans in the city.

1941 The British aircraft carrier Ark Royal was sunk.

1963 The Icelandic island of Surtsey was born after an eruption by an underground water volcano.

1983 The first batch of cruise missiles arrived at the Greenham Common base in Berkshire.

1994 The Channel Tunnel took its first paying foot passengers. 735 passengers paid the standard return of £155 to travel from Waterloo to Gare du Nord.

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