CROW ANNIVERSARIES: June 20 - June 26

Friday June 20 1837 Queen Victoria ascended to the British throne after the death of William IV. 1963 The White House and the Kremlin set up a hot-line. 1971 First Glastonbury Music Festival. Births: Catherine Cooks

CROW ANNIVERSARIES

June 20 - June 26

Friday June 20

1837 Queen Victoria ascended to the British throne after the death of William IV.


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1963 The White House and the Kremlin set up a hot-line.

1971 First Glastonbury Music Festival.

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Births: Catherine Cookson, novelist, 1906; Errol Flynn, actor, 1909; Johnny Morris, presenter of Animal Magic, 1916.

Today's birthdays: Brian Wilson, of the Beach Boys, 66; Lionel Ritchie, singer-songwriter, 59; Vikram Seth, author of A Suitable Boy, 56; Nicole Kidman, actress, 41; Frank Lampard, Chelsea and England soccer star, 30.

Deaths: William IV.

Saturday June 21

1955 Ruth Ellis became the last woman in Britain to be sentenced to death.

1970 Tony Jacklin became US Open champion.

Births: John Paul Sartre, philosopher and novelist, 1905; Sir Bernard Ingham, Press secretary to Margaret Thatcher, 1932.

Today's birthdays: Jane Russell, actress, 87; Ray Davies, singer-songwriter of The Kinks, 64; Malcolm Rifkind, ex-Conservative minister, 62; Ian McEwan, author of Atonement, 60.

Deaths: Nikolai Rimsy-Korsakov, Russian composer, 1908.

Sunday June 22

1907 The Northern Line opened on the London Underground.

1941 Germany invaded the USSR.

Births: Billy Wilder, Hollywood director of The Seven Year Itch and Some Like it Hot, 1906.

Today's birthdays: Prunella Scales, actress, 76; Kris Kristofferson, singer-songwriter, 72; Esther Rantzen, presenter of That's Life, 68; Meryl Streep, actress, 59.

Deaths: David O Selznick, producer of King Kong and Gone With the Wind, 1965; Judy Garland, actress and singer, 1969; Fred Astaire, legendary dancer, 1987.

Monday June 23

1904 Theodore Roosevelt was elected for a second term as US President.

1924 Wimbledon introduced a seeding system for competitors.

1966 The Beatles has their 10th consecutive UK number one single with Paperback Writer.

Births: Edward VIII, 1894; Sir Len Hutton, England Test cricket legend, 1916.

Today's birthdays: Colin Montgomerie, golfer, 45; Patrick Vieira, ex-Arsenal and France soccer star, 32.

Deaths: Ray Lindwall, Australia Test cricket legend, 1996; Maureen O'Sullivan, actress, 1998.

Tuesday June 24

1509 Henry VIII became King.

1971 The new Mersey Tunnel was opened in Liverpool.

1981 The Humber Bridge was opened.

Births: Jack Dempsey, world heavyweight boxing champion, 1895; Juan Fangio, Grand Prix racing driver, 1911; Brian Johnston, cricket commentator, 1912.

Today's birthdays: Mike Fleetwood, of Fleetwood Mac, 66; Jeff Beck, guitarist, 64.

Deaths: Stephen Grover Cleveland, US President, 1908.

Wednesday June 25

1950 The Korean War began.

1998 The Queen opened the new British Library at St Pancras.

Births: George Orwell, author of Animal Farm, 1903.

Today's birthdays: Ricky Gervais, of The Office, 47; George Michael, singer-songwriter, 45.

Deaths: Col George Armstrong Custer, 1876; Tony Hancock, comedian, 1968.

Thursday June 26

1909 The Victoria and Albert Museum was opened in London.

1976 The world's tallest building - the CN Tower in Toronto - was opened.

Births: Laurie Lee, author of Cider With Rosie, 1914.

Today's birthdays: Georgie Fame, singer-songwriter, 65.

Deaths: Veronica Guerin, Irish journalist, 1996; Charlie Chester, entertainer, 1997; Richard Whiteley, presenter of Countdown, 2005.

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