October 24, 2014
Today is 297th day of the year
69 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1882 - "Dame Sybil Thorndike, English actress"
  • 1915 - "Tito Gobbi, Renowned Italian baritone"
  • 1923 - "Sir Robin Day, Political interviewer and commentator"
  • 1930 - "The Big Bopper, American singer/songwriter who died in a plane crash"
  • 1936 - "Bill Wyman, Bassist member of the 'Rolling Stones' Pop group"
  • 1940 - "Barry Davies, BBC sports commentator"
  • 1948 - "Phil Bennett, Former Wales and British Lions rugby 'fly-half'"
  • 1974 - "The Earl of Ulster, Son of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester"
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events today

  • 1857 - "The very first football club was formed in Sheffield, by a group of Cambridge University 'Old Boys'"
  • 1922 - "George Cadbury, the English chocolate manufacturer, died aged 83"
  • 1945 - The United Nations Organisation formally came into being
  • 1961 - Malta was granted independence from Britain
  • 1964 - Northern Rhodesia became the Republic of Zambia
  • 1976 - British racing driver James Hunt won the Japanese Grand Prix and secured the world championship
  • 1982 - Alberto Salazar won the New York marathon for the third consecutive year
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