Anniversaries April 13 - 19
PUBLISHED: 12:14 13 April 2006 | UPDATED: 14:38 12 May 2010
THURSDAY APRIL 13 1986 Jack Nicklaus won his sixth US Masters tournament. 1999 The last shipyard on the Clyde was set to close. Birthdays: Edward Fox, actor, 69; Seamus Heaney, poet, 67; Peter Davidson, ex-Dr Who, 55; Gary Kasparov, chess master, 43. FRI
THURSDAY APRIL 13
1986 Jack Nicklaus won his sixth US Masters tournament.
1999 The last shipyard on the Clyde was set to close.
Birthdays: Edward Fox, actor, 69; Seamus Heaney, poet, 67; Peter Davidson, ex-Dr Who, 55; Gary Kasparov, chess master, 43.
FRIDAY APRIL 14
1900 The World Exhibition opened in Paris.
1912 The Titanic struck an iceberg.
1929 First Monaco Grand Prix.
1931 First publication of the Highway Code.
Birthdays: Julie Christie, actress, 66; Julian Lloyd Webber, cellist, 55; Robert Carlyle, actor, 45.
SATURDAY APRIL 15
1970 First hand-held electronic calculator unveiled in Japan.
1989 Almost 100 people died in a crush at Hillsborough during an FA Cup semi-final.
Birthdays: Marty Wilde, 1960s pop singer, 67; Jeffrey Archer, author and one-time politician, 66; Emma Thompson, actress, 47; Samantha Fox, ex-Page 3 model, 40.
SUNDAY APRIL 16
1896 First British cinema opened.
1953 The Queen launched the Royal Yacht Britannia.
Birthdays: Joan Bakewell, journalist and broadcaster, 72; Ellen Barkin, actress, 52; Little Jimmy Osmond, once of The Osmonds, 43.
MONDAY APRIL 17
1956 First Premium Bonds were issued.
1969 The voting age in Britain was lowered from 21 to 18.
Birthdays: Penelope Lively, children's author, 73; Clare Francis, yachtswoman, 60; Nick Hornby, author of Fever Pitch, 49; Victoria Beckham, once Posh Spice, 32.
TUESDAY APRIL 18
1881 The Natural History Museum opened, in London.
1949 First Bob-a-Job Week launched.
1965 Mods and Rockers clashed in Brighton.
Birthdays: Hayley Mills, actress, 60; Haile Gebreselassie, Olympic 10,000 metres champion, 32.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 19
1951 First Miss World contest held, in London.
1958 Bobby Charlton made his debut for England.
Birthdays: Alan Price, singer-songwriter, 64; Tim Curry, actor, 60; Ruby Wax, television presenter, 53; Sue Barker, host of A Question of Sport, 50; Kelly Holmes, British Olympic champion, 36, Maria Sharapova, Wimbledon tennis champion, 19.
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