15th December

Born on this day 15th December
1734 George Romney
1832 Alexandre Gustav Eiffel
1892 John Paul Getty
1936 Edna O’ Brien
1939 Cindy Birdsong
1942 Dave Clark
1949 Don Johnson
1961 Nick Beggs
1962 Simon Hodgkinson
1964 Michael Le Vell
1964 Paul Kaye
1967 David Howells
1970 Frankie Dettori
1980 Sergio Pizzorno
1981 Michelle Dockery
1982 Charlie Cox
1984 Martyn Bernard
1988 Emily Head

Music
1959 The Everly Brothers recorded ‘Let It Be’ in New York.
1966 The Who were standing at No.1 on the UK EP charts with ‘Ready Steady Who’.
1969 The Plastic Ono Band made their UK debut at the Lyceum in London in a benefit gig for UNICEF.
1977 The Who performed a secret gig for fan club members at Shepperton Studios.

Sports
1991 BBC Sports Personality of the year went to Liz Colgan. The team trophy was shared by the Will Carling’s defeated World Cup Rugby team and the men’s 4×400 metres relay team, champions in the Tokyo World Championships.
1996 Damon Hill was voted BBC Sports Personality of the year.

People & Showbiz
1952 Children’s programme ‘Bill and Ben’ premiered .
1979 Two 30 year old Canadians Scott Abbott and Chris Hanley, devised ‘Trivial Pursuit’- manufactured commercially from 1982.

General Events
1922 British Broadcasting Company was formally registered.
1939 Nylon was produced commercially forthe first time in Seaford, Delaware.
1964 The Canadian Parliament formally adopted the maple leaf as the official symbol for the national flag.
1982 Gibraltar’s frontier with Spain was opened after 13 years.

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