Birthdays and Anniversaries
Monday 06 January 1997
Major Kenneth Adams, Honorary Fellow, St George's House, Windsor Castle, 77; Mr Rowan Atkinson, actor and comedian, 42; Mr Paul Azinger, golfer, 37; Lord Balfour of Burleigh, Chancellor, Stirling University, 70; Mr Roger Barton, MEP, 52; Sir Ashley Bramall, former chairman of the GLC, 81; Sir Robert Clark, chairman, Mirror Group Newspapers, 73; Mr John Clive, actor and writer, 59; Mr John Croft, painter and criminologist, 74; Mr Angus Deayton, writer and broadcaster, 41; Mr Kapil Dev, cricketer, 38; M Sacha Distel, singer, 65; General Sir Martin Farndale, Master Gunner, St James's Park, 68; Sir Hugh Fish, water technologist, 74; Mr Barry John, former Welsh rugby international, 52; Mr P.J. Kavanagh, poet and novelist, 66; Mr Christopher Lewinton, chairman and chief executive, TI Group, 65; Miss Nancy Lopez-Melton, golfer, 40; Professor Lord McColl of Dulwich, surgeon, 64; Sir Brian Moffat, chairman and chief executive, British Steel, 58; Mr Martin O'Neill MP, 52; Lord Plowden, former chairman, Atomic Energy Committee, 90; Mr Bill Sirs, former trade union leader, 77; Mr John Sowden, former chairman, Costain Group, 80; Miss Sylvia Syms, actress, 63; Mr Terry Venables, football manager, 54; Sir Ernest Woodroofe, former chairman of Unilever, 85; Miss Loretta Young, actress, 84.
Births: King Richard II, 1367; St Joan of Arc, Maid of Orleans, 1412; Giuseppe Sammartini, composer, 1695; Jacques-Etienne Montgolfier, balloonist, 1745; Anna Maria Hall (Fielding), novelist, 1800; Heinrich Herz, pianist and composer, 1806; Heinrich Schliemann, archaeologist, 1822; Paul-Gustave Dore, illustrator and engraver, 1833; Max Karl August Bruch, composer, 1838; Clarence King, geologist, 1842; Franz Xaver Scharwenka, pianist and composer, 1850; Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin, composer, 1872; Fred Niblo (Federico Nobile), film director, 1874; Carl Sandburg, poet, 1878; Tom Mix (Thomas Edwin Mix), actor, 1880; Khalil Gibran, writer, 1883. Deaths: Baldassare Peruzzi, architect and painter, 1536; Seth Ward, bishop, mathematician and astronomer, 1689; John Dennis, critic and playwright, 1734; Thomas Birch, biographer and historian, 1766; Jean- Etienne Guettard, naturalist and geologist, 1786; Rodolphe Kreutzer, violinist and composer, 1831; Fanny Burney (Madame d'Arblay), novelist and diarist, 1840; Hartley Coleridge, author and poet, 1849; Louis Braille, deviser of a blind alphabet, 1852; Fanny (Frances) Wright, social reformer, 1852; James "Jubilee Jim" Fisk, gold market speculator, shot in a quarrel 1872; Richard Henry Dana, novelist and lawyer, 1882; Gregor Johann Mendel, monk and geneticist, 1884; Philip Danforth Armour, food manufacturer, 1901; Georg Cantor, mathematician, 1918; Theodore Roosevelt, 26th US President, 1919; Andre-Rene Louis Maginot, politician, 1932; Victor Fleming, film director, 1949; Archibald Joseph Cronin, novelist, 1981; Rudolf Hametovich Nureyev, dancer, 1993. On this day: King Alfred defeated the Danes at the Battle of Ashdown, 871; Harold was crowned King of England in succession to Edward the Confessor, 1066; King Henry VIII was married to Anne of Cleves, "the Flanders Mare", 1540; Samuel Morse gave the first public demonstration of his electric telegraph, 1838; after a march of 300 miles in 20 days, Lord Ro Roberts and his troops captured Kandahar, 1879; many deaths were caused by a cyclone in Georgia and other states, 1892; New Mexico became the 47th of the United States, 1912; the Allies began to evacuate Gallipoli, 1916; the first opera (The Magic Flute) was broadcast in Britain, 1923; the new Sadler's Wells Theatre opened in London, 1931; the Battle of the Bulge ended, 1945; Britain recognised the Communist regime in China, 1950. Today is the Epiphany (Feast of the Three Kings), Old Christmas Day and the Feast Day of St Erminold, St Guarinus or Guerin of Sion, St John de Ribera, St Raphaela Porras and St Wiltrudis.
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