Monday 07 August 1995
Mr David Allan, disc jockey, 56; The Right Rev David Bentley, Bishop of Gloucester, 60; Air Commodore Colin Cadell, 90; Mr Greg Chappell, cricketer, 47; Mr Neil Clarke, chairman, British Coal, 61; Professor Herbert Elvin, former Director, London University Institute of Education, 90; Mr Matthew Evans, chairman, Faber and Faber, 54; Sir Ian Fraser, former deputy chairman, TSB, 72; Mr Stan Freberg, satirist, 69; The Right Rev Andrew Graham, Bishop of Newcastle, 66; Sir Paul Hawkins, former MP, 83; Mr Kenneth Kendall, broadcaster, 71; Miss Sue Lloyd, actress, 56; Mr Owen Luder, architect, 67; Dame Ella Macknight, gynaecologist, 91; Vice-Admiral Sir Hector Maclean, 87; Mr Matthew Parris, journalist and broadcaster, 46; Mr Nick Ross, journalist and broadcaster, 48; Mr Alexei Sayle, comedian, 43; Baroness Seear, deputy leader, Social and Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords, 82; Mr Philip Snow, author, 80; Mr Roger Stott MP, 52; Mr Walter Swinburn, jockey, 34; Mr John Young, chairman and chief executive, Young & Co's Brewery, 74.
Births: Abbe Maximilian Stadler, composer, 174; Mata Hari (Margaretha Geertruide Zelle), German spy, 1876; Billie Burke (Mary William Ethelbert Appleton Burke), actress, 1885. Deaths: Robert Blake, admiral, 1657; Joseph- Marie Jacquard, weaver and inventor, 1834; Bix Beiderbecke, jazz cornet- player and composer, 1931; Oliver Norvell Hardy, film comedian, 1957. On this day: Henry Tudor (later King Henry VII) landed at Milford Haven in a bid for the crown, 1485; the first race meeting at Ascot was instituted by Queen Anne, 1711; an act of Parliament was passed prohibiting the employment of climbing boys as chimney-sweeps, 1840; the Daylight Saving Act, which permanently established British Summer Time, was passed, 1925. Today is the Feast Day of Saints Agapitus, Sixtus II and Felicissimus, St Albert of Trapani, St Cajetan or Gaetano, St Claudia, St Dogmetius the Persian, St Donatus of Arezzo and St Victricius.
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- 2 Scottish independence: What you shouldn't tweet about if you want to avoid jail today
- 3 Scottish independence: Five reasons Salmond is secretly hoping for a 'No' vote
- 4 Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police
- 5 Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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