Celebrities

Births

  • Goodbye, Mr Chips actor, Robert Donat born (1905-1958)
  • Barrister and newspaper columnist, James Pickles born (1925-2010)
  • Mission Impossible and Airplane! actor, Peter Graves born (1926-2010)
  • Entertainer, Kenny Lynch born (1938)
  • Football player, manager and pundit, Ron Atkinson born (1939)
  • “In the Midnight Hour” singer, Wilson Pickett born (1941-2006)
  • Chucky actor, Brad Dourif born (1950)
  • Only Fools and Horses, and The Full Monty, actor, Paul Barber born (1951)
  • Rock guitarist, Bernie TormĂ© born (1952)
  • Flat racing jockey, Pat Eddery born (1952-2015)
  • Sports journalist, Jeff Stelling born (1955)
  • “Fame” and “Flashdance” singer, Irene Cara born (1959)
  • French movie director, Luc Besson born (1959)
  • Taggart actor, James MacPherson born (1960)
  • Actress and singer, Vanessa Williams born (1963)
  • Jazz musician, Courtney Pine born (1964)
  • Entrepreneur, Peter Jones born (1966)
  • Singer and actress, Queen Latifah born (1970)

Cinema

  • Rebecca Of Sunnybrook Farm, starring Shirley Temple, released in the US (1938)
  • The Ipcress File, starring Michael Caine, released in the UK (1965)
  • Born Free, starring Virgina McKenna and Bill Travers released in the UK (1966)
  • The Man Who Fell To Earth, starring David Bowie, released in the UK (1976)
  • Kramer vs Kramer, starring Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep, released in the UK (1980)
  • Little Nikita, starring Sidney Poitier and River Phoenix, released in the US (1988)

Disney

  • The ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ attraction opens at Disneyland (1967)

Doctor Who

  • Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors published by Target Books (1976)

Literature

Music

  • “The Last Time” by Rolling Stones at No 1 in the UK Singles Chart (1965)
  • Paul Simon by Paul Simon at No 1 in the UK Albums Chart (1972)
  • Medusa by Annie Lennox at No 1 in the UK Albums Chart (1995)
  • Anthology 2 by Beatles released (1996)

Radio

  • RTM Radio/Millenium 106.8/Time 106.8 began broadcasting (1990)

Star Trek

The Next Generation

  • “Night Terrors” debuts on US TV (1991)

Voyager

  • “Deadlock” debuts on US TV (1996)

Television

  • This Life debuts on UK TV (1996)