Crow Anniversaries: February 22-28

PUBLISHED: 10:43 22 February 2008 | UPDATED: 15:41 11 May 2010

CROW ANNIVERSARIES FEBRUARY 22-28 FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22 1892 Oscar Wilde s Lady Windermere s Fan opened in London. 1956 First Football League game played under floodlights, between Portsmouth and Newcastle Utd at Fratton Park. 1991 Kenny Dalglish quit as

CROW ANNIVERSARIES

FEBRUARY 22-28

FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22

1892 Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan opened in London.

1956 First Football League game played under floodlights, between Portsmouth and Newcastle Utd at Fratton Park.

1991 Kenny Dalglish quit as Liverpool FC manager.

Births: George Washington, US President, 1732; Robert Baden-Powell, creator of the Boy Scout movement, 1857; John Mills, actor, 1908; Kenneth Williams, comedian and Carry On star, 1926.

Today's birthdays: Bruce Forsyth, television presenter, 80; Edward Kennedy, US senator, 74; Sheila Hancock, actress, 75; Julie Walters, actress, 58; James Blunt, singer-songwriter, 34; Drew Barrymore, actress, 33.

Deaths: Thomas Hughes, author of Tom Brown's Schooldays, 1896; John Lewis, retail chain store pioneer, 1963.

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 23

1820 An attempt to assassinate British cabinet ministers - the Cato Street conspiracy - was discovered.

1981 Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer announced their engagement.

1999 Plans for a British Academy of Sport were scrapped.

Births: Samuel Pepys, civil servant and diarist, 1633; George Frederick Handel, composer, 1685.

Today's birthday's: Peter Fonda, actor, 68; Linda Nolan, once of the Nolan Sisters, 49; Melinda Messenger, television presenter, 37.

Deaths: Joshua Reynolds, portrait painter, 1792; John Keats, poet, 1821; John Quincey Adams, US President, 1848; Edward Elgar, composer, 1934; Stan Laurel, comedian, 1965; Andy Warhol, pop artist, 1987; James Herriot, vet and author, 1995; Sir Stanley Matthews, soccer legend, 2000.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 24

1917 The Russian Revolution began.

1923 The Flying Scotsman went into service.

1932 Malcolm Campbell set a world land-speed record of 253.96mph, at Daytona Beach.

1946 Juan Peron was elected president of Argentina.

Births: George Harrison, of The Beatles, 1943.

Today's birthdays: Denis Law, ex-Manchester Utd and Scotland soccer star, 68; Dennis Waterman, actor, 60; Alain Prost, three-times world Formula 1 motor racing champion, 53.

Deaths: Bobby Moore, England 1966 World Cup hero, 1993.

MONDAY FEBRUARY 25

1939 First Anderson air raid shelter was built in Islington, north London.

1964 Cassius Clay defeated Floyd Patterson to become world heavyweight boxing champion.

1986 Cora zon Aquino became president of the Philippines.

Births: Zeppo Marx, one of the Marx Brothers, 1901; Anthony Burgess, author of A Clockwork Orange, 1917.

Today's birthdays: David Puttnam, director of Chariots of Fire and Memphis Belle, 67; Elkie Brooks, singer-songwriter, 63; Nick Leeson, ex- Barings banker, 41.

Deaths: Christopher Wren, architect of St Paul's Cathedral, 1723; 1899, Paul Julius von Reuter, creator of Reuter's international news agency, 1899; Tennessee Williams, playwright, 1983; Sir Donald Bradman, Australian Test cricket legend, 2001.

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 26

1839 First running of the Grand National at Aintree.

1960 Princess Margaret's engagement to Anthony Armstrong-Jones announced.

1993 A bomb exploded at the World Trade Center in New York.

Births: Victor Hugo, author of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Les Miserables, 1802; William Cody (Buffalo Bill), Wild West showman, 1846; Johnny Cash, country singer, 1932.

Today's birthdays: Fats Domino, jazz pianist, 80; Sandie Shaw, singer, 61.

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27

1948 The Communists seized power in Czechoslovakia after a coup.

1976 The Post Office announced plans to scrap collections on a Sunday.

1991 The Gulf War came to an end with the liberation of Kuwait.

Births: John Steinbeck, author of The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men, 1902.

Today's birthdays: Elizabeth Taylor, actress, 76; Paddy Ashdown, ex-Liberal Democrats leader, 67; Steve Harley, singer-songwriter, 57; Timothy Spall, actor, 51; Derren Brown, illusionist, 37.

Deaths: Spike Milligan, ex-Goon and comedian, 2002.

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 28

1931 Sir Oswald Moseley created the New Party - the British Fascist Party.

1966 The Cavern Club in Liverpool closed.

1986 Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was shot dead in Stockholm.

2000 The Lawn Tennis Association sacked Davis Cup coach David Lloyd.

Births: Vaslav Nijinsky, ballet dancer, 1890; Brian Moore, soccer commentator, 1932; Brian Jones, of the Rolling Stones, 1942; Robin Cook, ex-Foreign Secretary, 1946.

Today's birthdays: Peter Alliss, the voice of golf, 77; Noureddine Morceli, 1500m runner, 38.

Deaths: Henry James, author, 1916; Colin Milburn, England Test cricket batsman, 1990; Chris Brasher, ex-athlete and creator of the London Marathon, 2003.

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