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21 Gun Salute for Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday

An early birthday present for Queen Elizabeth II, who’s birthday is on Monday 21st April… at 12pm today there was a 21 gun salute on the Long Walk, just outside Windsor Castle… (If you are fan of the Queen you’ll … Continue reading 21 Gun Salute for Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday

On this day in history 19th April

Born on this Day 19th April 1903 Eliot Ness 1905 Jim Mollison 1935 Dudley Moore 1931 Garfield Morgan 1941 Alan Price 1946 Tim Curry 1949 Paloma Picasso 1953 Ruby Wax 1957 Tony Martin, 1954 Trevor Francis 1956 Sue Barker 1970 Kelly Holmes 1975 Jason Gillespie 1987 Joe Hart Died on this Day 1824 Lord Byron 1881 Benjamin Disraeli 1989 Daphne Du Maurier Music 1962 Jackie Wilson topped the bill at the famed New York night club The Copacabana. 1978 ‘Because The Night’, co-written by Bruce Springsteen, was released by Patti Smith in the US. 1980 For the first time, the … Continue reading On this day in history 19th April

On this day in history 18th April

Born on this Day 18th April 1480 Lucrezia Borgia 1740 Sir Francis Baring 1882 Leopold Stokowski 1946 Hayley Mills 1954 Rick Moranis 1956 John James 1961 Jane Leeves 1958 Les Pattinson 1976 Melissa Joan Hart Died on this Day 1955 Albert Einstein 1993 Dame Elisabeth Frink 2001 Tony Bartley Music 1959 Cliff Richard’s self-titled debut album entered the UK charts. 1965 ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’ became the first no. 1 album by a folk/rock singer/songwriter. 1966 Liverpool’s famous Cavern Club was sold by the receiver after becoming bankrupt. 1981 Yes announced they were to split up, with Steve Howe and … Continue reading On this day in history 18th April

On this day in history 17th April

Born on this Day 17th April 1894 Nikita Krushchev 1918 William Holden 1941 Billy Fury 1929 James Last 1930 Chris Barber 1946 Henry Kelly 1946 Clare Francis 1951 Olivia Hussey 1954 Riccardo Patrese 1958 Sean Bean 1963 Michael Jordan 1974 Victoria Adams Beckham Died on this Day 1790 Benjamin Franklin 1960 Eddie Cochran 1998 Lady Linda McCartney Music 1950 Frank Sinatra’s favourite singer Tony Bennett made his first recording, ‘Boulevard Of Broken Dreams’. 1964 Eddie Cochran’s single ‘Skinny Jim’ was released in the UK on the fourth anniversary of his death. 1970 Johnny Cash gave a performance at the White … Continue reading On this day in history 17th April

On this day in history 16th April

Born on this Day 16th April 1889 Sir Charles Chaplin 1918 Spike Milligan 1939 Dusty Springfield 1943 Ruth Madoc 1943 Gerry Rafferty 1963 Jimmy Osmond 1963 Nick Berry 1970 Gabrielle Sabatini 1972 Conchita Martinez Died on this Day 1850 Madam Tussaud 2001 Alec Stock Music 1956 Buddy Holly’s first single ‘Blue Day Black Knights’ was released. 1963 Russian pianist Vladimir Askenazy was granted political asylum in the UK. 1972 The Electric Light Orchestra performed their first live show in Croydon. 1988 Stock, Aitken & Waterman won the Ivor Novello Award as Top Singwriters Of The Year. 1990 The Nelson Mandela- … Continue reading On this day in history 16th April

On this day in history 15th April

Born on this Day 15th April 1452 Leonardo Da Vinci 1875 James A. Jeffries 1933 Elizabeth Montgomery 1939 Marty Wilde 1940 Lord Jeffery Archer 1959 Emma Thompson 1963 Ardal O’Hanlan 1966 Samantha Fox 1971 Katy Hill Died on this Day 1865 Abraham Lincoln 1984 Tommy Cooper 1988 Kenneth Williams Music 1966 The Rolling Stones released their ‘Aftermath’ album in the UK. 1972 Englebert Humperdinck spent his last week in the UK Top 20 with ‘Too Beautiful To Last’. 1972 The Royal Scots Dragoon topped the charts with ‘Amazing Grace’. 1982 Singer/songwriter Billy Joel was involved in a motor bike crash … Continue reading On this day in history 15th April

On this day in history 12th April

Born on this Day 12th April 1851 Edward Walter Maunder 1908 Ida Crowe Pollock 1916 Brian Connell 1939 Alan Ayckbourn 1941 Bobby Moore 1947 David Letterman 1947 Tom Clancy 1948 Jeremy Beadle 1950 David Cassidy 1956 Andy Garcia 1958 Will Sergeant 1965 Sean Welch 1967 Sarah Cracknell 1979 Claire Danes 1979 Paul Nicholls Died on this Day 1945 Franklin Delano Roosevelt 1981 Joe Louis Barrow 1989 Sugar Ray Robinson Music 1960 Billy Fury recorded his first album, ‘The Sound Of Fury’. 1963 The Beatles released ‘From Me To You’ in the UK. 1973 The film ‘That’ll Be The Day’ starring … Continue reading On this day in history 12th April