Saturday 28 September 1996
TOMORROW: Births: Tintoretto (Jacopo Robusti), painter, 1518; Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, playwright and novelist, 1547; Francois Boucher, painter, 1703; Horatio, Viscount Nelson, admiral, 1758; Mrs Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, novelist, 1810; Sir Billy Butlin, holiday-camp pioneer, 1899. Deaths: Carson McCullers, novelist, 1967; Wystan Hugh Auden, poet, 1973. On this day: a British Mandate was proclaimed over Palestine, 1923; the BBC Third Programme started, 1946. Tomorrow is the Feast Day of St Gabriel, St Michael and St Raphael, archangels, Saints Rhipsime, Gaiana and Companions and St Theodota of Philippolis.
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