October 22, 2014
Today is 295th day of the year
71 days remain until the new year

Births Today

  • 1811 - "Franz Liszt, Hungarian piano virtuoso and composer"
  • 1844 - "Sarah Bernhardt, French actress"
  • 1917 - "Joan Fontaine, American Oscar winning actress"
  • 1919 - "Doris Lessing, Author noted for African and interests"
  • 1934 - "Donald Mcintyre, New Zealand born operatic singer"
  • 1938 - "Sir Derek Jacobi, Stage and screen actor"
  • 1943 - "Catherine Deneuve, French film actress"
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events today

  • 1878 - Floodlit Rugby took place for the first time
  • 1883 - In New York the Metropolitan Opera House was opened
  • 1906 - "Cezanne, the renowned French painter, died"
  • 1910 - "At the Old Bailey in London, Dr Crippen was found guilty of the murder of his wife and sentenced to hang"
  • 1960 - "In Louisville Kentucky, Cassius Clay fought his first profesional bout"
  • 1962 - Nelson Mandella went on trial for treason in South Africa
  • 1966 - "George Blake, the Russian spy, escaped from Wormwood Scrubs prison"
  • 1986 - Kingsley Amis won the 'Booker' prize for his novel 'The Old Devils'
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