29th November

Born on this Day 29th November
1832 Louisa May Alcott
1985 Busby Berkeley
1898 C.S. Lewis
1929 Derek Jameson
1932 Jacques Chirac
1954 Joel Cohen
1958 Michel Dempsey
1962 Rebecca De Morney
1973 Ryan Giggs
1979 Simon Amstell
1979 Adam Barrett
1991 Becky James

Died On This Day
1975 Graham Hill
1986 Cary Grant
2001 George Harrison

Music
1955 Little Richard recorded the classic ‘Long Tall Sally’.

1963 The Beatles ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ was released with advance orders of 1 million in the UK alone

1975 Queen reached No.1 with the classic ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, the first single to be accompanied with a ‘true’ promotional video.

1980 Abba reached No1 with ‘Super Trouper’

Sport
1897 The first organised motorcycle races were held in Richmond

1980 Viv Anderson of Nottingham Forest became the first black footballer to play for England

People & Showbiz
1965 Mary Whitehouse announced the formation of the National Viewers and Listeners Association to tackle bad taste and impropriety in the media.

1994 ‘Crinkley Bottom’ theme park in Morecambe was closed.

General Events
1870 Britain’s first Local Education Authority was founded

1907 Florence Nightingale was appointed to the Order of Merit by Edward VII

1937 999 became the official emergency number for Scotland Yard

1999 Protestant and Catholic adversaries formed a Northern Ireland government.

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