18th November

Born on this Day 18th November
1836 Sir William Gilbert
1901 George Gallup
1923 Alan Shephard Jnr
1928 Mickey Mouse
1939 Margaret Attwood
1941 David Hemmings
1944 Linda Evans
1960 Kim Wilde
1975 Lucy Akhurst
1975 Ant McPartlin
1980 Mathew Baynton
1980 Luke Chadwick
1983 Michael Dawson

Died On This Day
1946 Donald Meek
1976 Sir Basil Spence
2002 James Coburn

Music
1965 Marc Bolan’s First Single… “The Wizard”… was released.

1975 Bruce Springsteen made his debut at Hammersmith Odeon.

Sport
1880 The Irish Football Association formed.

1990 In an all-British contest, Chris Eubank beat Nigel Benn to become the new WBO middle-weight boxing champion.

People & Showbiz
1933 Bob Hope made his first major appearance on Broadway in Jerome Kern’s ‘Roberta’.

1991 Terry Waite was freed from Beruit after 1763 days, along with American hostage Tom Sutherland whose release Waite had been negotiating when he himself was kidnapped.

General Events
1852 The state funeral of the Duke of Wellington took place in St. Paul’s Cathedral.

1963 The Dartford-Purfleet tunnel, linking Essex and kent underthe Thames was opened.

1983 Janet Walton gave birth to six girls in Liverpool Maternity Hospital.

1992 The Department of Education released Britain’s first league table of school exam results.

1994 Reliant, the makers of the famous 3-wheeler went into receivership.

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