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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #30 on: October 03, 2008, 11:11:45 AM »
On this day in 1989 - I passed my driving test  :)

I remember that day well, Shreds. Wasn't the main headline "Traffic mayhem and madness in Southend"  ???


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I was trying to keep quiet the fact that I frightened the examiner into passing me  ;D

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #31 on: October 04, 2008, 04:32:35 AM »
October the 4th...better, pete?!  :P ;D

1980. Carly Simon collapsed on stage in Pittsburgh

1982. Squeeze split
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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #32 on: October 04, 2008, 05:03:02 AM »
Thank you SC....  O0

4th October
1983 Richard Noble set a record land speed of 633mph in his jet-powered Thrust II at Black Rock Desert, Nevada.
1989 Graham Chapman died ('He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!')

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1959: Chris Lowe (Pet Shop Boys)
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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #33 on: October 04, 2008, 05:10:04 AM »
bloomin' nora, it was 89 that Chapman died?!  :o
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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2008, 05:16:33 AM »
bloomin' nora, it was 89 that Chapman died?!  :o


Yes. If I remember right, John Cleese spoke the eulogy and said something like 'I wish Graham were still with us, just so he could hear me be the first person to say "F*ck" at a funeral'.  ;D
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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2008, 05:17:54 AM »
yeah, i remember that  ;D just can't believe it was so long ago  :o
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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2008, 06:11:19 AM »
October 5th

1985: Midge Ure reached the No.1 with 'If I Was'
1989: The Dalai Lama (Lhama Dhondrub, Tenzin Gyatso) was named the winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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1954: Sir Bob Geldof
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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2008, 06:17:13 AM »
Steve Miller was born on this day in 1946  :)

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2008, 06:45:11 AM »
As they were around in the 80's, I suppose I should add

Famous Birthdays:
1947: Brian Johnson (AC/DC)
1950: Eddie Clarke (Motorhead)
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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #39 on: October 06, 2008, 01:01:05 AM »
October 6th:

1980: Ex-Sex Pistols front man Johnny Lydon was arrested in Dublin for his involvement in a barroom brawl.
1980: The Bee Gees sued manager Robert Stigwood and record label Polydor for $200 million.
1981: Presiden Anwar al-Sadat of Egypt was assassinated
1983: Barry Manilow played a concert for charity at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The show was attended by Prince Charles and Princess Diana.
1986:  A Soviet nuclear submarine sank in the Atlantic Ocean about 1,200 miles from New York.

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1949: Bobby Farrell (Boney M)
1950: Thomas McClary (The Commodores)
1951: Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon)
1954: David Hidalgo (Los Lobos)
1964: Matthew Sweet 

Died:
1980 Hattie Jacques
1989 Bette Davis
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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #40 on: October 07, 2008, 04:18:34 AM »
october 7th

1982: The Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical "Cats," featuring the popular song "Memory," opened on Broadway.
1985: Palestinian gunmen hijack the Italian cruise ship "Achille Lauro" in the Mediterranean with more than 400 people aboard.
1989: Hungary's Communist Party renounced Marxism in favor of democratic socialism during a party congress in Budapest.

1945 Kevin Godley born
1964 Sam Brown born
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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #41 on: October 07, 2008, 05:56:53 AM »
Well done SC  O0. Also:

1980: Dusty Springfield made her first onstage appearance for eight years, in New York.
1982: Jimmy Paige of Led Zeppelin got a 12-month conditional discharge after being found guilty of possession of cocaine.
1983: Sean Connery returned to the James Bond role with the premier of 'Never Say Never Again' in the US.
1986: Run D.M.C. spoke and performed for 4,000 children in New York at an anti-crack rally.
1988: The UK government allocated 1.7m to research the greenhouse effect

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1953: Tico Torres (Bon Jovi)
1957: Jayne Torvill
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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #42 on: October 07, 2008, 08:13:12 AM »
Jayne Torvill is 51?  :o

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #43 on: October 07, 2008, 11:23:06 AM »
1986 - I had my first pint in a pub. I was only 13 at the time.

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Re: On this day in history...
« Reply #44 on: October 07, 2008, 13:29:24 PM »
Tears For Fears scored second UK no 1 album with The Seeds Of Love.
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