27th November

Born on this Day 27th November
1701 Andre Celsius
1874 Chaim Weizman
1925 Ernie Wise
1935 Al Jackson Jr
1940 Bruce Lee
1942 Jimi Hendrix
1929 Alan Simpson
1959 Charlie Burchill
1959 Jim Kerr
1978 Mike Skinner
1980 Michael Yardy
1981 Gary Lucy
1981 Matthew Taylor
1982 Tommy Robinson
1983 Professor Green
1986 Oritsé Williams
1989 Freddie Sears
1990 Josh Dubovie

Died On This Day
1975 Ross McWhirter
2000 Sir Malcolm Bradbury

Music
1976 Queen went straight to no 4 with ‘Somebody to Love’.

1976 Glen Campbell had his only UK No.1 album with his ’20 Golden Greats’ LP.

1982 Lionel Richie got his first No 1 as a solo artist with ‘Truly’ in the US Charts..

1989 Paul McCartney began his first US tour for 13 years at the Forum in LA.

Sport
1992 A waterproof Swatch watch signed by Paul Gascoigne was sold to a fan for £940 for charity.

People & Showbiz
1582 18 yr old William Shakespeare married Anne Hathaway.

1984 ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ won an award for the most rented video of the year.

General Events
1914 Mary Allen & E F Harburn,Britain’s first official policewomen went on duty in Grantham,Lincs.

1970 The Gay Liberation Front held their first protest march in London.

1990 47 yr old John Major became Britain’s youngest PM this century.

1997 100 years of official secrecy between the Press & Downing St. was brought to an end by Tony Blair when he announced his official spokesman could go on record.

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