Birthdays and Anniversaries
Monday 17 June 1996
Mr Donald Anderson MP, 57; Lord Barber of Tewkesbury, environment consultant, 78; Mr Simon Bowes Lyon, Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, 64; Sir Michael Caine, former chairman, Booker plc, 69; Mr Nicholas Cook, cricketer, 40; Sir William Dale, legal consultant, 90; Sir Edward Downes, conductor, 72; Dr Sir Patrick Duffy, former MP, 76; Mrs Laura Duncan, Sheriff of Glasgow and Strathkelvin, 49; Sir Patrick Fairweather, former ambassador to Italy, 60; Mr Derek Ibbotson, athlete, 64; Air Chief Marshal Sir Peter Le Cheminant, former Lieutenant Governor of Guernsey, 76; Mr Ken Livingstone MP, 51; Mr Kenneth Loach, film director, 60; Mr Hugh MacMahon, MEP, 58; Mr Barry Manilow, singer, 50; Mr Anthony Marlow MP, 56; Miss Estelle Morris MP, 44; Miss Beryl Reid, actress, 76; Lt-Col Aidan Sprot, farmer and former Lord-Lieutenant of Tweeddale, 77; Mr Brian Statham, cricketer, 66; Captain Roderick Stirling of Fairburn, Lord-Lieutenant of Ross and Cromarty and Skye and Lochalsh, 64; Sir Maldwyn Thomas, former president, Welsh Liberal Party, 78; Professor Sir Alan Walters, political economist, 70.
Births: John Wesley, evangelist, 1703; Dean Martin, singer and actor, 1917. Deaths: Dorothy Miller Richardson, novelist, 1957; John Cowper Powys, novelist and poet, 1963. On this day: the American War of Independence began, 1775; apartheid was ended in South Africa, 1991. Today is the Feast Day of St Adolph, St Antidius, St Avitus or Avy of Perche, St Bessarion, Saints Botulph and Adulph, St Emily de Vialar, St Gregory Barbarigo, St Herve or Herveus of Brittany, St Hypatius, St Molling, St Nectan, Saints Nicander and Marcian and St Teresa of Portugal.
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Weather bomb in pictures: Storms cuts power for tens of thousands – and snow is on the way
Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
Russell Brand was rendered speechless on Question Time by this man
Fury at Airbus after it hints the super-jumbo may be mothballed
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
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