Check out some of the events that took place on this day in history:

1980 Foot Takes The Lead!

Back in 1980it was this day that saw Michael Foot become the new leader of the Labour Party.

1969 Sesame Street

Back on this day in 1969 Sesame Street was shown for the first time on television.

1968 Cricket Legend Retires

In 1968 on this day Fred Trueman retired from professional cricket.

1960 Romantic Novel Sells Out

Bookshops sold out of all the copies of Lady Chatterley’s Lover on this day back on 1960.

1954 Dedication Of The US War Memorial

US President Dwight D. Eisenhower dedicates the USMC War Memorial in Arlington Ridge Park

1775 US Marine Corps

It was on this day back in 1775 that the US Marine Corps were formed.


  • 1992 – Wilfried Zaha, the professional footballer
  • 1944 – Tim Rice, the musical theatre composer and writer
  • 1928 – Ennio Morricone, the Italian composer and conductor
  • 1925 – Richard Burton, the Welsh actor
  • 1683 – King George II


  • 1982 – Leonid Brezhnev, the Russian politician and President