By Chris King • 18 March 2021 • 1:30
What Happened On This Date In History.
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WHAT Happened On This Date In History
Famous events that happened on this date
1881: Barnum & Bailey Circus, travelling as “The Greatest Show on Earth”, debuts at Madison Square Garden, New York City, would last 146 years before closing in 2017
1891: Britain is linked to the continent by Telephone
1902: Enrico Caruso, the famous Italian tenor, becomes the first performer to ever make an actual record
1909: Einar Dessau of Denmark makes 1st ham broadcast
1965: Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov, leaving his spacecraft Voskhod 2 for 12 minutes, becomes the first person to walk in space
1965: The Rolling Stones were fined £5 each for urinating in public
1967: ‘Penny Lane’ by The Beatles hits No1 in the charts
1977: The Clash release their first record – ‘White Riot’
1978: 250,000 attend rock concert California Jam II in Ontario, California
1982: Singer Teddy Pendergrass’ spinal cord severed in a car accident
1992: Donna Summer gets a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame
2002: The Ramones are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
If you have a birthday today then Happy Birthday to you!
You share your birthday with:
Rudolf Diesel: French-born German engineer, invented the diesel engine, born in Paris, France in 1858 (disappeared 1913)
Arthur Neville Chamberlain: British Prime Minister, born in Birmingham, England, 1869
Richard Condon: American author of The Manchurian Candidate, born in New York City in 1915 (died 1996)
Charley Pride: American country singer, born in Sledge, Mississippi in 1938 (died 2020)
Wilson Pickett: American R&B singer, born in Prattville, Alabama in 1941
Ben Cohen: American co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, born in Brooklyn, New York in 1951
Irene Cara: Bronx actress/singer (Fame, DC Cab, Certain Fury), born in NYC, New York in 1959
Vanessa Williams: American singer, actress and 1st African American Miss America (1983), born in The Bronx, New York in 1963
Adam Levine: American singer (Maroon 5), born in Los Angeles, California in 1979
Which famous person died on this date?
John Phillips: American singer and guitarist from The Mama & Papas
died aged 65 in 2001
Chuck Berry: (Charles Andersen), American rock n’ roll legend
died aged 90 in 2017
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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