1187: Sultan Saladin takes Jerusalem from the Crusaders.
1452: Richard III is born at Fotheringhay Castle, Northants.
1492: Henri VII invades France.
1535: Jacques Cartier discovers Mount Royal (Montreal).
1614: Louis XIII of France is declared of age at the age of 13.
1760: The Russian and Austrian armies evacuate Berlin.
1804: Great Britain mobilizes to protect itself from a French invasion.
1835: The Battle of Gonzales takes place between Texan settlers and Mexican forces during the first engagement of the Texan revolution.
1836: After five years at sea, Charles Darwin returns to England aboard HMS Beagle.
1869: Birth of Mahatma (Mohandas Karamchand) Gandhi in British India.
1870: Italy annexed Rome and the Papal States; Rome becomes the Italian capital.
1890: Birth of Groucho (Julius) Marx in New York.
1895: Birth of comedian Bud Abbott in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
1902: Publication of “The Tale of Peter Rabbit” by Beatrix Potter.
1904: Birth of the author (Henry) Graham Greene in Berkhampsted, Herts.
1906: World heavyweight boxing champion Tommy Burns eliminates “Fireman” Jim Flynn in 15 rounds to retain his title. TO THE.
1909: The first Rugby Union match is played at Twickenham; The Harlequins beat Richmond, 14-10.
1910: The first air collision of two planes occurs over Milan, Italy. On the same day, Henry Wijnmalen flew at a record altitude of 2,800 m.
1919: US President Woodrow Wilson suffers a stroke (his third), leaving him partially paralyzed.
1923: The British army leaves Constantinople.
1935: Mussolini’s Italian army attacks Abyssinia.
1958: Guinea obtains its independence from France. On the same day, birth control pioneer Marie Stopes died at the age of 77.
1965: On TV today (Saturday)
|12.35||Say it in Russian; The epilogue|
|13.00||The Three Blows|
|5:15 p.m.||The Adventures of Robin Hood|
|17.50||Thank your lucky stars
Presented by Brian Matthew with Kenn Dodd, Petula Clark, The Fortunes and Bo Diddley.
Gerry Anderson Puppet Series
|7:30 p.m.||The Great Valley
Comedy series with Charlie Drake
|9:00 p.m.||Court martial|
|22.05||Knock on any door|
|23.05||On the beat of Braden|
Comedy about the Clampet family
Presented by David Coleman
|5:15 p.m.||Juke Box Jury
David Jacobs and a panel including journalist Maureen Cleve and singer Vince Hill are judging whether the week’s new releases will be a success or a failure.
|5:45 p.m.||News and weather|
William Hartnell stars in The Exploding Planet
|6:15 p.m.||Dixon’s Dock Green|
|19.00||Billy Cotton’s Music Hall
With guests Ted Ray and Dusty Springfield.
|7:45 p.m.||Movie: The Last Wagon (1956)
Western with Richard Widmark
|21.35||The Andy Williams Show
With Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Jonathan Winter and The Osmond Brothers as guests.
Comic satire with John Bird, John Fortune and Bill Oddie.
|7:30 p.m.||An unforgettable fight
Harry Carpenter takes a look at two great fights from the past starring the great Jack Dempsey.
|20.00||For whom the bell rings
Dramatization of Hemingway’s Tale
|8:45 p.m.||The Dick Emery Show|
|21.15||Lewis and Clark|
|22.05||Match of the day
Kenneth Wolstenholme reports on West Bromwich Albion vs. Chelsea.
|22.55||Late night line-up|
1968: Ten days before the start of the Olympic Games, the Mexican army shoots demonstrators marching against the military occupation of the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico City. Years later, it appears that the CIA played a key role in the massacre, which has been covered up. On the same day, a Birmingham woman gives birth to six babies in Britain’s first recorded case of living sextuplets. Three survive. In addition, the French painter and sculptor Marcel Duchamp died at the age of 81.
1972: Denmark votes for membership of the common market.
1973: The legendary Finnish runner Paavo Nurmi dies at the age of 76.
1974: Monkey experiments in America reveal how smoking cannabis can cause brain damage.
1977: Ferrari driver Niki Lauda finished fourth in the Eastern United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen to win his second Formula 1 Drivers’ World Championship.
1980: Muhammad Ali comes out of retirement to challenge heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes. A slow Ali, most likely showing the first signs of Parkinson’s, is mercilessly pounded for 10 rounds before his corner throws in the towel. Holmes is in tears because of the condition of his idol.
1983: Neil Kinnock becomes the new leader of the Labor Party, with Roy Hattersley as deputy.
1985: Actor Rock Hudson (Roy Scherer) dies of an AIDS-related illness at the age of 59.
1986: Sikhs attempt to assassinate Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
1988: Lennox Lewis, representing Canada, wins super heavyweight gold at the Seoul Olympics, defeating Riddick Bowe by a TKO in the second round. On the same day, car designer Alex Issigonis, creator of the Mini, dies at the age of 81
1989: Three rebel Anglican clergy disrupt a religious service in Rome attended by the Archbishop of Canterbury to protest against plans to merge with the Catholic Church.
1993: Pro-communist demonstrators clash with security forces loyal to President Boris Yeltsin in Moscow.
1994: Singles table:
- Saturday night – Whigfield
- Always – Bon Jovi
- The Rhythm of the Night – Corona
- Hey Now – Cyndi Lauper
- Secret – Madonna
- Baby Come Back – Pato Banton
- Steam – East 17
- Stay (I Missed You) – Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories
- Sweetness – Michelle Gayle
- Endless Love – Luther Vandross and Mariah Carey
- Monster – REM
- Twelve deadly sins… And then some – Cyndi Lauper
- Songs – Luther Vandross
- Protection / No Protection – Massive Attack
- Parklife – Blur
- From the Cradle – Eric Clapton
- The 3 tenors in concert – Carreras / Pavarotti / Domingo
- If the Beatles had read Hunter… Singles – The Wonder Stuff
- The commitments – Soundtrack
- Definitely maybe – Oasis
1998: Cowboy singer Gene Autry dies at the age of 91.
2002: Singer Adam Ant avoids jail time after a judge ruled that an incident in which he threatened drinkers with a replica pistol in a London pub was the result of mental illness.
2006: Singer-songwriter Katie Melua enters the Guinness Book of Records for performing the deepest underwater concert 303 meters below sea level on Norwegian Statoil’s Troll A platform at sea North.
2007: Singer Britney Spears is ordered to hand over her two young children to her former husband Kevin Federline by a judge in Los Angeles. The court decides that Federline will be given custody of two-year-old Sean Preston and one-year-old Jayden James until further notice.
2012: Guitarist Big Jim Sullivan (Tomkins) dies at the age of 71.
2016: Kim Kardashian has her $ 10 million jewelry stolen at gunpoint from her hotel in Paris.
2018: Journalist Jamal Khashoggi is assassinated at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
2017: Singer-songwriter Tom Petty dies at the age of 66.
2019: Barrie Masters lead singer with Essex pub rockers Eddie & The Hot Rods has died aged 63. On the same day, Kim Shattuck, singer, guitarist and songwriter of The Muffs and former bassist of the Pixies died after a two-year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at the age of 56.
BIRTHDAYS: Anna Ford, journalist, 78; Don McLean, singer-songwriter, 76; Donna Karan, fashion designer, 73; Sir Trevor Brooking, footballer, 73; Annie Leibovitz, photographer, 72 years old; Mike Rutherford, guitar / bass (Genesis) 71; Sting, (Gordon Sumner), singer, songwriter, 70; John Otway, singer, songwriter, 69; Lorraine Bracco, actress, 67 years old; Phil Oakey, singer (The Human League), 66; Wade Dooley, Rugby Union star, 64; Gillian Welch, singer-songwriter, 54; Victoria Derbyshire, host, 53; Badly Drawn Boy, (Damon Gough), singer-songwriter, 52; Kelly Ripa, TV host, 51 years old; Jim Root, guitarist (Slipknot) 50; Tiffany (Darwish), singer, 50; Simon Gregson (Gregory), actor, 47; Matt Hancock MP, politician, 43; Nick Mohammed, comedian / actor / writer, 41 years old; George Boyd, footballer, 36; Brittany Howard, singer / guitarist (Alabama Shakes) 33 years old Roberto Fermino (Barbosa de Oliveira), footballer, 30 years old; Alisson Becker, babysitter, 29; Michy Batshuayi, footballer, 28; Tammy Abraham, footballer, 24.