It happened today – this day in history


1560: Birth of Elizabeth Bathory, Hungarian countess and the most prolific serial killer in history, in Nyírbátor.

1573: Francis Drake’s fleet returns to Plymouth after a year spent plundering the Spanish treasury.

1606: First performance of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” in the Great Hall of Hampton Court Palace for James I.

1802: Napoleon orders the reestablishment of slavery in St Domingue (Haiti).

1914: Lord Kitchener’s poster “Your Country Needs You” appears across the UK. On the same day, Russia invaded East Prussia.

1930: A large crowd estimated at 2,000 people lynch two young black men Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith in Marion, Indiana.

1933: The Iraqi government massacres over 3,000 Assyrians in the village of Sumail.

1934: The United States Court of Appeals upholds a lower court ruling overturning the government’s attempt to ban James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses”.

1936: Argentina wins polo gold, beating Great Britain 11-0 in the final at the Olympic Games in Berlin, the last time the sport is contested at the Games.

1940: Churchill recognizes the French government of De Gaulle in exile. On the same day, Alsace Lorraine was annexed by Nazi Germany.

1942: First American offensive in the Pacific during World War II at Guadalcanal. The same day, the Dutch resistance bombed Rotterdam station.

1947: Adventurer Thor Heyerdahl and the Kon-Tiki crew crash into a Tuamotu reef in French Polynesia after 101 days crossing the Pacific Ocean.

1948: Fanny Blankers-Koen of the Netherlands wins her fourth gold in athletics at the London Olympics with the Dutch 4x100m relay team – pregnant with her third child .

1950: Ferdi Kübler becomes the first Swiss rider to win the Tour de France.

1955: Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering, forerunner of Sony, begins to sell its first transistor radios in Japan.

1956: The British government sends three aircraft carriers to Egypt.

1957: Comedy legend Oliver Hardy dies at the age of 65.

1958: The conviction of playwright Arthur Miller for contempt of Congress after refusing to reveal to the House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) two years earlier the names of alleged Communist writers with whom he had attended five or six meetings in New York in 1947, is canceled. .

1959: Explorer 6 transmits the first televised photo of the Earth from space.

Singles table:

  1. Living Doll – Cliff Richard
  2. Dream Lover – Bobby Darren
  3. Battle of New Orleans – Lonnie Donegan
  4. A Big Piece of Love – Elvis Presley
  5. Lipstick on your collar – Connie Francis
  6. A Teen In Love – Marty Wilde
  7. Roulette – Russ Conway
  8. Personality – Anthony Newley
  9. Lonely Boy – Paul Anka
  10. It’s late – Ricky Nelson

1960: The Ivory Coast obtains its independence from France.

1960: Elvis Presley – Elvis is back

Albums table:

  1. South Pacific – Soundtrack
  2. Elvis is Back – Elvis Presley
  3. It’s Everly Time – The Everly Brothers
  4. The Flower Drum Song – Original Broadway Cast
  5. The Grand Caruso – Mario Lanza
  6. Elvis Golden Records Volume 2 – Elvis Presley
  7. My Fair Lady – Original Broadway Cast
  8. Can-Can – Original Distribution
  9. Gigi – Original Cast
  10. Most Happy Fella – Original Broadway Cast

1964: The Rolling Stones, Ronnie Scott, Tubby Hayes, Manfred Mann, The Yardbirds and Mose Allison appear at the fourth Richmond Jazz Festival. The same day, Turkey launches an air attack against the Greek Cypriots.

1966: A race riot breaks out in Lansing, Michigan.

1970: Beginning of the three days of the Goose Lake International Music Festival in Michigan with Bob Seger, Rod Stewart, Jethro Tull, Ten Years After, The Stooges, Mountain and Chicago,

1971: Apollo 15 returns to Earth.

On TV tonight (Saturday)

11.20 RAC. Route report
11.25 Farmhouse kitchen
11.55 Thunderbirds
12.45 New
12.50 World of Sport
Including On The Ball, Horse Racing, International Sports Special, Wrestling and Results.
17.10 Catweazle
17.40 The problem with you Lilian
Sit com with Patricia Hayes and Dandy Nichols.
18.10 New
6:15 p.m. No it’s me here
Sit com created by Eric Idle, Graham Chapman and Barry Cryer with Ronnie Corbett.
6:45 p.m. The O’Connor Show
7:45 p.m. Movie: No Trees in the Street (1959)
Thriller with Sylvia Sims and Herbert Lom
9:30 p.m. Apollo 15 news and landing
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. The gardians
Set in 10 years, the UK has separated and England is ruled by a fascist military force.
23.10 Aquarius
23.40 – 00.40 Manhunt
10:30 Steddfod 71
11.15 Interval
11.20 Meteorologist
11.25 Second test cricket match
England v India from Old Trafford
13.30 Tribune
17.20 The Pink Panther Show
17.40 The 5 Great Zoos of the World: West Berlin
18.10 New
18.20 Match of the day
The Watney Cup final between West Bromwich Albion and Colchester United.
19.20 The Saturday Western: Apache Drums (1951)
8:30 p.m. It’s Loulou
With the Dudley Moore Trio, Buddy Greco and Gilbert O’Sullivan as guests.
21.15 New
9:30 p.m. Apollo 15 Splashdown
22.00 Until Pompeii!
Comedy series with Frankie Howerd
22.35 Apollo 15
22.50 Parkinson’s
With guest Orson Welles.
23.30 Meteorologist
15.00 Saturday Cinema: Model for Murder (1959)
An American officer travels across Britain in search of his deceased brother’s girlfriend and finds himself involved in a jewelry theft.
16.10 North Sea strike
4:30 p.m. Second test cricket match
18.35 Closing
19.10 Westminster
7:30 p.m. News and Sport
19.40 Code breakers
20.10 Look, stranger
8:30 p.m. Cousin Bette
Dramatization of Honoré de Balzac’s tale with Maggie Tyzack.
21.15 Creedence Clearwater Revival in concert
22.05 Oh my God, Nigel, I can’t take it anymore ..
23.05 News on 2 and weather
23.10 Special movie night
Sheridan Morley talks to Olivia de Havilland.
23.40 Midnight Film This Reuter Man (1940)
With Edward G Robinson.

1972: Ugandan leader Idi Amin sets a 90-day deadline for the expulsion of most Asians from the country.

1976: US Viking 2 enters Martian orbit after an 11-month flight from Earth.

1984: Singer Esther Phillips dies at the age of 48 of liver and kidney failure.

1985: Takao Doi, Mamoru Mohri and Chiaki Mukai are chosen to be the first Japanese astronauts.

1987: American Lynne Cox becomes the first person to swim the Bering Strait from Alaska to the Soviet Union.

1990: The United States deploys troops to Saudi Arabia at the start of Operation Desert Shield.

1994: First telephone link between Israel and Jordan.

1998: The US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania are bombed within minutes of each other, killing 230 people and injuring over 4,000 people.

2001: The government renationalizes a private hospital for the first time, paying £ 27million for the luxurious Heart Hospital just off Harley Street in central London. On the same day, harmonica player Larry Adler died at the age of 87.

2003: Amrozi bin Nurhasyim is convicted and sentenced to death for the bombings in a nightclub in Bali that killed 190 people in 2002.

2007: Lily Allen has her US work visa canceled after arriving at Los Angeles airport in connection with an alleged assault in London three months earlier.

2008: Elvis Presley’s peacock jumpsuit is auctioned for $ 300,000. On the same day, Georgia moved troops to the self-proclaimed South Ossetia and Tskhinva republics which were supported by Russia at the start of the Russo-Georgian war.

2010: Robbie Williams marries actress Ayda Field in Beverly Hills.

2011: Marshall Grant, who played bass for Johnny Cash from 1954 to 1980, dies at the age of 83.

2015: US presidential hopeful Donald Trump said in an interview with CNN that news anchor Mergyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her everywhere.”

2016: British swimmer Adam Peaty sets a world record of 57.13 to win gold in the 100m breaststroke at the Rio Olympics.

2018: China bans the release of Winnie the Pooh movie “Christopher Robin”, after the character used to mock Chinese President Xi Jinping. On the same day, Australia’s population reached 25 million, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

BIRTHDAYS: Siggi Held, German footballer, 79 years old; Rodney Crowell, guitarist, 71; Alexei Sayle, comedian / actor, 69 years old; Bruce Dickinson, singer (Iron Maiden) 63; David Duchovny, actor / director, 61 years old; Raul Malo, singer-songwriter / guitarist (The Mavericks) 56 years old; Kristin Hersh, singer-songwriter / guitarist (Throwing Muses) 55; Paul Lambert, football coach, 52; Dominic Cork, cricketer, 50; Michael Shannon, actor, 47; Charlize Theron, actress, 46 years old; Samantha Ronson, DJ, 44; Abbie Cornish, actress, 39; Davood Ghadami, actor, 39; Tina O’Brien, actress, 38 years old; Helen Flanagan, actress, 31 years old.


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