Today in History for 28th September 2019

Historical Events

1066 – William the Conqueror invades England landing at Pevensey Bay, Sussex
1923 – Radio Times 1st published
1932 – 1932 Baseball World Series opens with the Chicago Cubs vs. NY Yankees (6-12)
1955 – 1st World Series color TV broadcast on NBC-TV (Yanks beat Dodgers)
1957 – “Honeycomb,” by Jimmie F. Rodgers hits #1
1969 – Minnesota vs Baltimore, gains 530 yards passing!

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Famous Birthdays

1926 – Jerry Clower, Amite County Miss, country comedian (Nashville on Road)
1946 – Helen Shapiro, Bethnal Green London, rock vocalist
1950 – Brian Keenan, Irish author (An Evil Cradling), born in Belfast, Northern Ireland
1961 – Yordanka Donkova, Bulgaria, 100m hurdler (world record)
1964 – Janeane Garofalo, American comedienne (SNL, Truth about Cats and Dogs), born in Newton, New Jersey
1984 – Melody Thornton, American singer and dancer

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Famous Deaths

1911 – Louis Pincoffs, Dutch businessman and politician (1st-Chamber), dies
1938 – Charles Duryea, American inventor (Duryea Motor Wagon Company, first auto built in the US), dies at 76
1948 – E. J. Ratcliffe, English stage and screen actor, dies at 85
1993 – Alexander A. Drabik, American soldier (b. 1910)
2002 – Patsy Mink, U.S. Congresswoman (b. 1927)
2013 – Jonathan Fellows-Smith, South African cricket all-rounder (4 Tests), dies at 81

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