28th November

Born on this Day 28th November
1628 John Bunyan
1757 William Blake
1904 Nancy Mitford
1929 Berry Gordy Jr
1958 Khriss Akabusi
1960 John Galliano
1961 Martin Clunes
1967 Anna Nicole Smith
1978 Michael Simpkins
1979 Dane Bowers
1980 Stuart Taylor
1981 Jacqui Ainsley
1982 Chris Harris
1985 Caitlin McClatchey
1987 Craig Kieswetter
1990 Bradley Smith
1991 Jessica Robinson

Died On This Day
1967 Enid Blyton
2000 Len Shackleton

Music
1959 Tommy Steele’s ‘Little White Bull’ was released.

1964 Willie Nelson made his debut on The Grand Ole Opry.

1966 The Beatles began recording their legendary album ‘Sgt. Peppers Lonely Gearts Club Band’.

1972 Chuck Berry was top of the charts with ‘My Ding-A Ling’.

Sport
1967 Horse racing was suspended in Britain due to foot and mouth.

1991 It was reported that dwarf throwing a ‘sport’ that had originated in Australia and had recently caught on in France had been banned by the interior ministry as an ‘unacceptable attack on human dignity’.

People & Showbiz
1948 The first episode of ‘Hopalong Cassidy’ was aired on America’s NBC channel.

1987 It was reported that rock star Madonna was to divorce her husband of 2 years, Sean Penn.

1991 Betting on the Xmas No. 1 was called off when Queen announced the re-release of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

General Events
1905 Sinn Fein was founded by Arthur Griffith.

1919 Nancy Astor became the first woman MP (Sutton, Plymouth).

1990 Margaret Thatcher made her last public speech as prime minister

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