1874: The first performance of Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II
held in Vienna.
1908: * Bette Davis, US actress who won an Oscar for the film
1916: * Gregory Peck, US actor who won an Oscar for the film To Kill
a Mockingbird (1962).
1929: * Nigel Hawthorne, English actor best known for the TV series
1946: * Jane Asher, English actress who made her first film, Mandy
at age five.
1955: A frail Winston Churchill resigned as Prime Minister handing
over to Anthony Eden.
1960: The film, Ben Hur won a record 10 Oscars.
1970 West Germany's kidnapped ambassador to Guatemala was shot dead.
1971 Canadian Fran Phipps became the first woman to reach the North
1982: The British task-force sailed from Southampton for the
1988: Hijackers who took control of a Kuwait Airways jumbo jet freed
1999 Libya handed over two suspects in the Lockerbie, Pan Am
2001 A Dutch lorry driver has been sentenced to 14 years in prison
for his part in the deaths of 58 Chinese illegal immigrants.
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