Anniversaries June 15 - 21

PUBLISHED: 11:56 15 June 2006 | UPDATED: 14:44 12 May 2010

THURSDAY JUNE 15 1215 The Magna Carta signed at Runnymede. 1965 The Beatles awarded MBE in Queen s Birthday honours. Birthdays: Noddy Holder, of Slade, 60; Helen Hunt, actress, 43; Courtney Cox Arquette, from Friends, 42. FRIDAY JUNE 16 1903 Ford Motor C

THURSDAY JUNE 15

1215 The Magna Carta signed at Runnymede.

1965 The Beatles awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday honours.

Birthdays: Noddy Holder, of Slade, 60; Helen Hunt, actress, 43; Courtney Cox Arquette, from Friends, 42.

FRIDAY JUNE 16

1903 Ford Motor Company established.

1972 A break-in reported at the Democratic Party headquarters at the Watergate Building.

1977 Leonid Brezhnev became President of the USSR.

1978 First showing of Grease, in New York.

Birthdays: James Bolam, actor, 68; Jan Zelezny, Olympic javelin champion, 40.

SATURDAY JUNE 17

1885 The Statue of Liberty arrived in New York.

1998 American Film Institute named Citizen Kane as the Greatest American Movie of All Time.

Birthdays: Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, 61; Eddy Merckx, Tour of France legend, 61; Barry Manilow, singer, 60; Venus Williams, Wimbledon ladies champion, 26.

SUNDAY JUNE 18

1815 Napoleon defeated at Waterloo.

1975 Britain pumped ashore oil for the first time from the North Sea.

Birthdays: Delia Smith, cookery writer and broadcaster, 65; Sir Paul McCartney, ex-Beatle, 64; Alison Moyet, singer, 45.

MONDAY JUNE 19

1970 Conservatives re-elected in General Election.

1997 William Hague became leader of the Conservative Party.

Birthdays: Barry Took, scriptwriter, 78; Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses, 59; Kathleen Turner, actress, 52; Sophie Grigson, chef, 47; Boris Johnson, MP and ex-editor of The Spectator, 42.

TUESDAY JUNE 20

1837 Queen Victoria succeeded to the throne.

1960 Floyd Patterson retained the world heavyweight championship title.

1963 The White House and the Kremlin set up a hotline.

Birthdays: Brian Wilson, ex-Beach Boys, 64; Lionel Ritchie, singer-songwriter, 57; Vikram Seth, author of A Suitable Boy, 54; Nicole Kidman, actress, 39; Frank Lampard, England and Chelsea soccer star, 28.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 21

1970 Tony Jacklin won the US Open.

1975 First cricket World Cup won by West Indies.

Birthdays: Jane Russell, ex-Hollywood sex symbol, 85; Sir Bernard Ingham, ex-No 10 press secretary, 74; Benazir Bhutto, ex-Pakistan Prime Minister, 53.


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