Friday 08 September 1995
Miss Jeannette Altwegg (Mrs M. Wirz), Olympic skater, 65; Mr Frankie Avalon, singer, 55; Professor Sir Derek Barton, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, Texas A and M University, 77; Sir Hugh Bennett, High Court judge, 52; Sir John D.K. Brown, former chairman, McLeod Russel plc, 82; Mr Ian Davidson MP, 45; Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, composer, 61; Miss Anne Diamond, television presenter, 41; Mr Michael Frayn, author and playwright, 62; Mr Anthony Frodsham, former Director-General, Engineering Employers' Federation, 76; Mr John Garrett MP, 64; Miss Judith Hann, television writer and presenter, 53; Mr Fred Jarvis, former General Secretary, National Union of Teachers, 71; Mr Stefan Johansson, racing driver, 39; Sir Denys Lasdun, architect, 81; The Marquess of Lothian, former government minister, 73; Mr Geoff Miller, cricketer, 43; Vice-Admiral Sir Roy Newman, Flag Officer Plymouth and Commander Central Sub Area East Atlantic, 59; Mr Jack Rosenthal, playwright, 64; M Yves St Martin, jockey, 54; Sir Harry Secombe, comedian and singer, 74; Professor Ernst Sondheimer, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, London University, 72; Col James Stirling of Garden, Lord-Lieutenant of Stirling and Falkirk, 65; Dame Guinevere Tilney, former UK Representive to the UN on Status of Women, 79; Mr Alan Weeks, television sports commentator, and governor, Sports Aid Foundation, 72; Mr Alfred A. Wood, architect and conservationist, 69.
Births: Richard I, King (Coeur de Lion), 1157; Louis II de Bourbon, fourth Prince de Conde, soldier, 1621; Joseph-Etienne Frederic Mistral, Provencal poet, 1830; Antonin Dvork, composer, 1841; Viktor Meyer, chemist, 1848; William Wymark Jacobs, short-story writer, 1863; Siegfried Lorraine Sassoon, poet and critic, 1886; Jean-Louis Barrault, actor, director and theatre manager, 1910; Peter Richard Henry Sellers, actor and comedian, 1925. Deaths: Amy Robsart, wife of the Earl of Leicester, found mysteriously dead of a broken neck 1560; Francis Quarles, poet, 1644; Ann Lee, Shaker leader, 1784; George Bradshaw, printer and publisher of railway guides, 1853; Andre Derain, painter, 1954. On this day: New Amsterdam in North America was surrendered by the Dutch to the English, and renamed New York, 1664; in Canada, Montreal surrendered to the British troops, 1760; Johannesburg, South Africa, was founded, 1886; Germany was admitted to the League of Nations, 1926; the Treaty of Peace with Japan was signed by 49 powers in San Francisco, 1951; the Severn Road Bridge was officially opened, 1966; President Gerald Ford granted a full pardon to Richard Nixon for "any offences he might have committed while in office", 1974; Cindy Nicholas, a 19-year-old Canadian, swam the Channel both ways in 19 hours 55 minutes, 1977. Today is the Feast Day of Saints Adrian and Natalia, St Corbinian, St Disibod, St Eusebius, St Kingsmark or Cynfarch Oer, St Nestabus, St Nestor, St Sergius I, pope and St Zeno.
- 1 Scottish independence: Ireland since 1919 is a lesson for Scotland in what a Yes vote means
- 2 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
- 3 Grandmas keep accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook
- 4 Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
- 5 Kanye West halts concert after two fans don't stand up - doesn't realise one is in wheelchair and the other disabled
Islamic State: Pope is 'being targeted by Isis', Iraqi ambassador to the Holy See warns
Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton nude pictures exhibition cancelled after artist concedes photos were 'stolen property'
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
John Travolta addresses former pilot's gay romance allegations publicly for the first time: 'That was the lowest I'd ever felt'
Richard III: Two years after his body was found scientists discover how he died
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
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