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8th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1943 Jim Morrison (singer and songwriter – The Doors)

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Died:

2016 John Glenn (astronaut and US Senator)

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On This Day:

1864 The Clifton Suspension Bridge is opened (designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel)

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Have a good Saturday, 8th December

 

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4th December – On This Day In History

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Born:

1892 Francisco Franco (Spanish dictator)

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Died:

1993 Frank Zappa (musician)

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On This Day:

1982 China adopts its constitution

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Have a good Tuesday, 4th December

12th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1945 Neil Young (singer & musician – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young)

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Died:

2003 Jonathan Brandis (actor) 

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On This Day:

1936 The Oakland Bay Bridge opens

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Have a good Monday,12th November

9th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1941 Tom Fogerty (musician – Creedence Clearwater Revival)

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Died:

2004 Stieg Larsson (author – Girl With The dragon Tattoo)

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On This Day:

1949 Costa Rica adopts its constitution

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Have a good Friday, 9th November

 

5th November – On This Day In History

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Born:

1959 Bryan Adams (singer)

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Died:

1956 Art Tatum (jazz pianist)

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On This Day:

1605 The Gunpowder Plot – Catholic conspirators attempt to blow up King James 1 and parliament. Guy Fawkes caught, tortured and later executed.

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Have a good Monday, 5th November

27th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1947 Meat Loaf (real name Marvin Lee Aday, singer)

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Died:

2011 Johnny “Country” Mathis (Country & Western singer)

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On This Day:

1937 Balinese Tiger is officially declared extinct

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Have a good Thursday, 27th September

7th September – On This Day In History

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Born:

1936 Buddy Holly (singer, musician – Peggy Sue)

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Died:

1978 Keith Moon (drummer – The Who)

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On This Day:

1980 Cape Verde adopts its constitution

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Have a good Friday, 7th September