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Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - LIFESTYLE -

1066 Nor­mans un­der Wil­liam the Con­queror de­feat English at Bat­tle of Hast­ings.

1824 Pub­li­ca­tion of The Aus­tralian, the first pri­vately pub­lished pa­per in the colony. 1944 Ger­man Field Mar­shal Er­win Rom­mel com­mits sui­cide rather than face ex­e­cu­tion for con­spir­acy against Adolf Hitler. 1959 Tas­ma­nian-born film star Er­rol Flynn dies sud­denly aged 50 in Van­cou­ver, Canada. 1964 US civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr is named win­ner of the No­bel Peace Prize. 2005 English ac­tor Daniel Craig named as the new James Bond. Birth­days: Dwight D Eisen­hower, US gen­eral and 34th pres­i­dent (1890-1969); Sir Roger Moore, English ac­tor (1927-2017); Ralph Lau­ren, US fash­ion de­signer (1939-); Sir Cliff Richard, Bri­tish singer (1940-); Pete Mur­ray, Aus­tralian singer-song­writer (1969-); Mia Wasikowska, Aus­tralian ac­tress (1989-).

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