September 02, 2014
Today is 245th day of the year
121 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1925 - "Russ Conway, Popular pianist of the 50's"
  • 1938 - "Michael Hastings, Playwright"
  • 1938 - "Glyn Worsnip , Radio and TV journalist"
  • 1943 - "Rosalind Ashford, Of the group 'Martha And The Vandellas'"
  • 1943 - "Joe Simon, Soul singer"
  • 1952 - "Jimmy Connors, American tennis player"
  • 1965 - "Lennox Lewis, European & Commonwealth heavyweight champion"
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events today

  • 1666 - "A fire in a bakery in Pudding Lane, spread to engulf 13,000 buildings; 'The Great Fire of London'"
  • 1910 - "Henri Rousseau, the French painter, died"
  • 1914 - The Ottoman Empire began a general mobilisation
  • 1945 - "On board the aircraft carrier 'Missouri', in Tokyo Bay, General Douglas MacArthur accepted the Japanese surrender"
  • 1973 - "J.R Tolkien, author of the popular 'Lord of the Rings', died"
  • 1980 - "John Arlott the BBC cricketing commentator retired, after 35 years of broadcasting"
  • 1992 - A tidal wave in Nicaragua killed 56 people and made thousands homeless
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