Born on this Day 15th November
1708 William Pitt the Elder
1738 Sir William Herschel
1890 Richmal Crompton
1897 Aneurin Bevan
1925 Paul Raymond
1926 Dr Helen Dunsmore
1930 J G Ballard
1932 Petula Clarkl
1945 Anni-Frid Lyngstad
1954 Aleksander Kwasniewski
1963 Andrew Castle
1972 Jessica Hynes
1972 Jonny Lee Miller
1975 Scott Henshall
1987 Isaiah Osbourne
1988 Billy Twelvetrees
1994 Saffron Coomber
Died On This Day
1954 Lionel Barrymore
2002 Myra Hindley
1956 Elvis Presley’s film ‘Love Me Tender’ premiered in New York.
1980 Blondie reached No.1 with ‘The Tide Is High’, while entering the charts at No.13 were ABBA with an inevitable chart topper, ‘Souper Trouper’.
1980 John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s LP ‘Double Fantasy’ was released.
1983 Radio 1 DJ, Steve Wright entered the UK charts with ‘Get Some Therapy’, following on from his first hit ‘I’m Alright’.
1987 In the Barclay’s League Division One, Liverpool failed to regain their place at the top of the league when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Manchester United.
People & Showbiz
1922 The BBC broadcast the first children’s radio programme called ‘Kiddie’s Corner’ from Manchester.
1992 The film ‘Citizen Kane’ was voted the best film ever by international critics and directors.
1837 The Pitman system of shorthand was published for the first time.
1901 Miller Reese of New York patented the first elecric hearing aid.
1918 Armistice Day took place in Britain following the end of the First World War.
1922 Election results were broadcast on the radio for the first time.
1972 The government announced the introduction of the donorcard system.
1988 It was announced that dental check up charges would come into effect on Jan 1 1989. Free eye tests would be stopped on April 1.
1994 Britain’s first electronic newspaper, The Electronic Telegraph was launched on the Internet.