Celebrities born on this day

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1904: actor & Olympic swimmer, Johnny Weissmuller (left) (died 1984)

1920-Johnny_Speight
1920: Alf Garnet creator, Johnny Speight (died 1998)

1922-Carmen_Silvera
1922: ‘Allo ‘Allo star, Carmen Silvera (died 2002)

1926-Milo_O'Shea_1967
1926: actor, Milo O’Shea (died 2013)

1937-Sally_Kellerman_2009
1937: actress, Sally Kellerman

1941-Charlie_Watts_2008
1941: Rolling Stones drummer, Charlie Watts

1941-StacyKeachMay07
1941: actor, Stacy Keach, Jr

1944-Marvin_Hamlisch_-_1970s
1944: composer, Marvin Hamlisch (died 2012)

1949-Heather_Couper
1949: astronomer, Heather Couper

1955-Michael_Steele
1955: ex-Bangles bass player, Michael Steele

1955-Dana_Carvey
1955: comic actor, Dana Carvey

1960-Tony_Hadley_2014
1960: ex-Spandau Ballet singer, Tony Hadley

Celebrities who died on this day…

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1990: actor, Rex Harrison (born 1908)

2008-Mel_Ferrer_-_1960
2008: actor, Mel Ferrer (born 1917)

2008-Bo_Diddley_Prag_2005_02
2008: Blues musician, Bo Diddley (born 1928)

Movies released in UK cinemas this day…

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1983: Star Wars Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi

Warlock-1989
1989: Warlock

Childs_Play-1989
1989: Child’s Play

Six_Degrees_Of_Separation-1995
1995: 6 Degrees of Separation

Movies released in US cinemas this day…

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1950: Rocketship X-M

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1955: Son of Sinbad

On UK TV this day…​​

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II is televised in the UK on the BBC Television Service. Sales of TV sets rise sharply in the weeks leading up to the event. It is also one of the earliest broadcasts to be deliberately recorded for posterity and still exists in its entirety today.

UK No 1s this day…​

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1966: “Strangers in the Night” by Frank Sinatra (3 weeks)

WakeMeUpBeforeYouGoGo
1984: “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham! (2 weeks)

Newdecade
1990: Volume II: 1990 – A New Decade by Soul II Soul (3 weeks)
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