Born on this Day 25th November
1844 Karl Benz
1914 Joe DiMaggio
1960 John F Kennedy Jr.
1946 Beverly Bevan
1952 Imran Khan
1959 Charles Kennedy
1959 Steve Rothery
1962 Blythe Duff
1968 Tunde Baiyewu
1971 Christina Applegate
1979 Thea Gilmore
1986 Craig Gardner
1988 Jay Spearing
1993 Danny Kent
Died On This Day
1865 Heinrich Barth
1965 Dame Myra Hess
1966 The Jimi Hendrix experience played their first gig in London.
1969 John Lennon returned his MBE in protest against British involvement in oversea wars.
1984 Band Aid recorded ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ at Sarm Studios in London
1970 Peter Shilton won his first England cap (against West Germany).
1989 The All-Blacks extended their unbeaten run to 46 matches when they beat the Barbarians by 21 points to 10 at Twickenham.
People & Showbiz
1823 Brighton’s ‘Chain Pier’ was opened.
1952 Agatha Christie’s long running play ‘Mousetrap’ opened in London at the Ambassador’s Theatre, starring Richard Attenborough and Sheila Sim.
1966 ‘Till Death Us Do Part’ star Warren Mitchell was named the year’s best actor.
1896 Mr William Marshall became the first person to receive a parking summons… the case was dismissed!.
1918 Hungarian pacifist Rosike Schwimmer became the world’s first woman ambassador when she was appointed Minister to Switzerland.
1963 John F Kennedy was buried at Arlington cemetry where his widow Jackie lit an Eternal Flame alongside his grave.
1991 Winston Silcott, who had been convicted for the murder of PC Keith Blakelock and jailed for life in 1987, was cleared of the crime.