21st November

Born on this Day 21st November
1883 Arthur (Harpo) Marx
1921 Vivien Blaine
1922 Telly Savalas
1944 Harold Ramis
1945 Goldie Hawn
1964 Liza Tarbuck
1965 Bjork
1968 Alex James
1968 Andrew Caddick
1968 Alex James
1972 Rich Johnston
1976 Daniel Whiston
1983 Jamie Langley
1989 Will Buckley
1989 Fabian Delph
1990 Dani King
1991 Lewis Dunk
1992 Conor Maynard

Died On This Day
1695 Henry Purcell
1963 Robert Stroud ‘Birdman of Alcatraz’

Music
1970 The Jimi Hendirx experience reached the top oft he UK singles chart with ‘Voodoo Chile’.

1981 Queen and David Bowie reached No. 1 with their collaboration “Under Pressure”.

1983 Michael Jackson’s award-winning 14-minute video for ‘Thriller’ was premiered in LA.

Sport
1783 Man’s first free flight was made by Jean de Rosier and the Marquis d’Arlandes in the Montgolfier’s hot air balloon.

1992 It was announced that Donington Park was to stage the 1993 European grand prix.

People & Showbiz
1936 ‘In Your Garden’ became the first television gardening programme broadcast by the BBC and presented by Mr. Middleton.

1995 The first episode of ‘Father Ted’ was broadcast.

General Events
1922 James Ramsay MacDonald was elected leader of the Labour Party.

1843 Vulcanised rubber (not Spock’s birth control) was patented by Briton Thomas Hancock, who had produced the first toy balloons in 1825.

1989 First footage from the House of Commons was seen on television.

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