Crow Anniversaries - September 7-13

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 7 1969 Australian tennis legend Rod Laver completed his second Grand Slam when winning the US Open. 1969 Grand Prix driver Jackie Stewart became Formula 1 world champion. 1986 Bishop Desmond Tutu was appointed Archbishop of Cape Town. 19


1969 Australian tennis legend Rod Laver completed his second Grand Slam when winning the US Open.

1969 Grand Prix driver Jackie Stewart became Formula 1 world champion.

1986 Bishop Desmond Tutu was appointed Archbishop of Cape Town.

1992 National commercial radio station Classic FM went on the air.

Deaths: Katherine Parr, sixth wife of Henry VIII, 1548; Keith Moon, drummer with The Who, 1978; Christy Brown, author of Mr Left Foot, 1981.

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Birthdays: Gloria Gaynor, singer, 58; Chrissie Hynde, singer-songwriter with The Pretenders, 56; Robert Webb, from The Peep Show, 35.


1664 The Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam was surrendered to the British and re-named New York.

1888 First Football League matches took place.

1926 Germany was admitted to the League of Nations.

1960 Penguin books was charged with public obscenity over the publication of DH Lawrence's Lady Chatterly's Lover.

1966 The Seven Road Bridge was opened.

1968 Britain's Virginia Wade beat Billie Jean King to win the US Open.

1995 David Trimble was elected leader of the Ulster Unionists.

Deaths: Richard Strauss, German composer, 1949; Rex Alston, sports broadcaster and journalist, 1994; Leni Refenstahl, documentary film-maker, 2003.

Birthdays: Judith Hann, former presenter of Tomorrow's World, 65; Anne Diamond, broadcaster, 53; David Arquette, actor, 36; Pink, singer, 28.


1513 The Scots were defeated by the English at the Battle of Flodden Field.

1850 California became the 31st state of the United States.

1956 Elvis Presley appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show - and a third of American viewed the show.

Deaths: William I, 1087; Henri Toulouse Lautrec, French painter, 1901; Mao Zedong, Chinese leader, 1976; Jack L Warner, Hollywood studio movie mogul, 1978.

Today's birthdays: Michael Keaton, actor, 56; Dave Stewart, of The Eurythmics, 55; Hugh Grant, actor, 47; Adam Sandler, actor, 41; Rachel Hunter, model, 38.


1919 The Treaty of St-Germain was signed and saw the end of Austrian Empire.

1963 The American Express card was launched in Britain.

1981 Picasso's Guernica was returned to Spain after 40 years in the US.

1999 Work began on placing the London Eye in position on the South Bank.

2006 Michael Schumacher announced his retirement from Formula 1 after the Italian Grand Prix.

Deaths: Charles Cruft, British dog expert, 1938; Jock Stein. legendary manager of Celtic, 1985.

Today's birthdays: Arnold Palmer, golfer, 78; David Hamilton, broadcaster, 68; Colin Firth, actor, 47; Guy Ritchie, director, 39.


1297 Scottish patriot William Wallace defeated the army of Edward I at the Battle of Stirling Bridge.

1841 The London-Brighton commuter express began a regular service.

1958 World Cup hero Bobby Moore made his debut for West Ham at the age of 17.

1967 Filming began on The Beatles's Magical Mystery Tour.

1973 Chilean President Salvador Allende was killed during a military coup led by Augusto Pinochet.

2001 Terrorists launched an attack on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington.

Deaths: Nikita Khrishchev, Russian leader, 1971; Jessica Tandy, actress, 1994.

Today's birthdays: Patrick Mayhew, ex-Tory politician and Northern Ireland Secretary, 78; Eddie George, ex-Governor of the Bank of England, 69; Moby, musician, 42; Harry Connick Jr, singer and actor, 40.


1878 Cleopatra's Needle was erected on London's Embankment.

1966 First broadcast of The Monkees show in US.

1972 Two British trawlers were sunk by Icelandic gunboats during the Cod War.

Deaths: Gene Vincent, singer-songwriter, 1971; Steve Biko, South African civil rights leader, 1977; Roger Hargreaves, creator of the Mr Men books, 1989; Anthony Perkins, actor, 1992; Raymond Burr, actor, 1993; Jeremy Brett, actor, 1995; Johnny Cash, country singer, 2003.

Today's birthdays: Sir Ian Holm, actor, 76; Wesley Hall, ex-West Indies Test cricket pace bowler, 70; Linda Gray, from Dallas, 66; Darren Campbell, British sprinter, 34.


1845 First baseball club, The Knickerbocker Club, was set up in New York.

1942 The Germans began their attack on Stalingrad.

1947 First broadcast of The Last Night of the Proms.

1957 The Mousetrap became Britain's longest running play reaching 1,998 performances.

Today's birthdays: Michael Johnson, US sprinter and Olympic champion, 40; Goran Ivanisevic, ex-Wimbledon men's singles champion, 36; Stella McCartney, designer, 36.

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