Friday, March 7, 2008

Today in History

1969 - Chastity Bono Los Angeles CA, daughter of Sonny & Cher
1968 - Patsy Kensit London, rocker/actress (Lethal Weapon 2, 21, Hanover St)
1968 - Dinky van Rensburg South Africa, tennis star
1967 - Daryll Cullinan South African cricketer (batsman Warne’s bunny)
1961 - Roger Wessels Port Elizabeth South Africa, golfer (1994 Canadian Masters)
1961 - Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini boxer (killed a boxer in the ring)
1955 - Benny Alexander Secretary-General (South African Pan-Africanist Movement)
1951 - Chris Rea Middlesborough England, rock guitarist (Fool If You Think It Is Over, Heaven)
1948 - Shakin’ Stevens [Mike Barrett], Ely Wales, rocker (You Drive Me Crazy,Green Door)
1936 - Jim Clark, British world champion racing driver.
1932 - Miriam Makeba Johannesburg South Africa, singer (Grammy 1965)
1923 - Astronomer Patrick Moore.(A-Z of Astronomy)
1921 - English actress Joan Greenwood.
1754 - Benjamin Waterhouse physician (smallpox vaccine pioneer)
1678 - Composer Antonio Lucio Vivaldi born born in Venice.(4 Seasons)

1994 - John Candy actor (SCTV, Uncle Buck), dies from a heart attack
Arthur Babbitt Disney animator (Mr Magoo, Goofy), dies at 84 of heart failure
1983 - Hergé [Georges Rémi], Belgian cartoonist (Rin-Tin-Tin/Kuifie),
Sergei S Prokoviev Russian composer (Peter & the wolf)
Thomas Arne, composer of ‘Rule Britannia’.
1595 - Robert Southwell English poet, hanged for becoming a Catholic priest.

Events :
1997 - President Clinton bans federally funded human cloning research
1997 - In London, the match-fixing trial of footballers Bruce Grobbelar, John Fashanu and Hans Segers ends in deadlock with the jury failing to reach verdicts.
1996 - The fourth suicide bombing in 9 days leaves 12 people dead in Tel Aviv.
1975 - Comedy film star Charlie Chaplin receives a knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.
1969 -London gangster twins Ron and Reggie Kray are sentenced to life imprisonment.
1967 -The first gas from the North Sea is piped ashore at Durham in northern England
1950 - US Premiere of Walt Disney’s animation film ‘Cinderella’ .
1945 - In Britain, Princess Elizabeth joins the British Army as a driver.
1924 - The song ‘Happy Birthday To You’ is published by Clayton F Summy.
1909 - Inauguration of William Howard Taft as 27th President of the USA. Violent snowstorms and high winds cause the ceremony to be transfered from outside the Capitol to inside the Senate Chamber.
1908 - 180 primary school pupils and their 9 teachers are killed in a fire at a school at Collinwood near Cleveland , Ohio, USA.
1881 - South African President Paul Kruger accepts ceasefire
1824 - Formation of Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
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