Anniversaries March 16 - 22

PUBLISHED: 06:24 16 March 2006 | UPDATED: 14:36 12 May 2010

THURSDAY MARCH 16 1872 First FA Cup Final. 1968 Robert Kennedy announced his intention to enter the US presidential race. 1976 Harold Wilson quit as Prime Minister. Birthdays: Jimmy Nail, actor and singer, 52. FRIDAY MARCH 17 1921 Dr Marie Stopes open

THURSDAY MARCH 16 1872 First FA Cup Final. 1968 Robert Kennedy announced his intention to enter the US presidential race. 1976 Harold Wilson quit as Prime Minister. Birthdays: Jimmy Nail, actor and singer, 52. FRIDAY MARCH 17 1921 Dr Marie Stopes open the Mother's Clinic in London. 1960 A new £1 note went into circulation. Birthdays: Robin Knox-Johnson, round-the-world yatchsman, 67; Robin Cousins, ex-British Olympic ice skating champion, 49; Alexander McQueen, designer, 37; Stephen Gately, once of Boyzone, 30. SATURDAY MARCH 18 1949 Plans unveiled for the creation of Nato. 1965 First walk in space, by Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov. Birthdays: Ron Atkinson, ex-soccer boss, 67; Alex (Hurricane) Higgins, snooker player, 57; Pat Eddery, ex-champion jockey, 54. SUNDAY MARCH 19 1932 Opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. 1986 Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson announced their engagement. Birthdays: Ursula Andress, Bond girl from Dr No, 70; Glenn Close, actress, 59; Bruce Willis, actor, 51; Ashley Giles, England Test cricket spin bowler, 33. MONDAY MARCH 20 1966 The World Cup went missing from an exhibition in Westminster Hall. 1995 Ten people were killed during a nerve gas attack on a Toyko subway. Birthdays: Dame Vera Lynn, the Forces' Sweetheart, 89; Holly Hunter, actress, 48; Steve McFadden, from EastEnders, 46. TUESDAY MARCH 21 1925 Official opening of Murrayfield in Edinburgh. 1963 Maximum security prison Alcatraz closed. Birthdays: Michael Heseltine, ex-Tory Cabinet minister, 73; Timothy Dalton, actor, 60; Andie MacDowell, actress from Four Weddings and a Funeral, 48; Lothar Matthaus, German World Cup star, 45. WEDNESDAY MARCH 22 1888 The English Football League set-up. 1933 Macolm Campbell set a world land speed record of 272mph. Birthdays: Stephen Sondheim. composer, 76; William Shatner, from Star Trek, 75; Andrew Lloyd Webber, composer of Cats and Evita, 58; Reese Witherspoon, Oscar-winning actress, 30.

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