5th December

Born on this day 5th December
1756 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
1839 George Armstrong Custer
1901 Walt Disney
1934 Jeremy Sandford
1935 Little Richard
1941 Sheridan Morley
1946 Jose Carreras
1963 Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards
1975 Ronnie O’Sullivan
1987 James Argent
1987 Tommy Fraser
1993 Ross Barkley
1994 Grant Ward

Music
1968 The Rolling Stones album ‘Beggars Banquet’ was released.
1981 Julio Iglesias knocked Queen and David Bowie from No.1 with ‘Begin the Beguine’.
1987 Kim Wilde and Mel Smith entered the charts with ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree’.

Sport
1983 England and Argentina were set to play football for the first time since the Falklands

People & Showbiz
1982 More than 700 Thai’s responded to a ‘have a vasectomy for the King’ call in Bankok, to celebrate King Bhumipol’s 55th birthday.
1990 Salman Rushdie attended a book signing in London, his first public outing since going into hiding almost 2 years earlier

General Events
1908 Hoover introduced the first upright vacuum cleaner.
1933 Prohibition was repealed in America after more than 13 years.
1956 Miss Rose Heilbron QC was appointed Britain’s first woman judge.
1991 The Maxwell empire collapsed with debts of £1.4 billion as the late Robert Maxwell’s sons conceded they were unable to organise a rescue package for the family’s private companies.

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