ON THIS DAY

Evening Express (Extra Edition) - - MEMORIES -

NEWS

1987 Six­teen peo­ple were shot dead by Michael Ryan in Hunger­ford, Berk­shire. At the time it was Bri­tain’s worst-ever civil shoot­ing disas­ter.

1989 Poland be­came the first East Euro­pean coun­try to end one-party rule, when a coali­tion gov­ern­ment was formed.

1991 Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev was over­thrown in a coup as Com­mu­nist hard­lin­ers took over.

2003 The UN’s spe­cial en­voy to Iraq, Ser­gio Vieira de Mello, was among sev­eral peo­ple killed when a huge car bomb de­mol­ished the UN head­quar­ters in Bagh­dad.

MU­SIC

1973 Kris Kristof­fer­son mar­ried singer Rita Coolidge in Mal­ibu. Her min­is­ter fa­ther presided over the cer­e­mony. They di­vorced in 1980.

1988 Hound Dog by Elvis Pres­ley was named the most played record of all time on Amer­i­can juke­boxes.

1999 Lau­ryn Hill won New Artist of the Year and Al­bum of the Year at the Amer­i­can Source Hip Hop Mu­sic Awards in LA. NUM­BER ONES 2010 Ne-Yo: Beau­ti­ful Mon­ster.

2009 Tinchy Stry­der, pic­tured, fea­tur­ing Amelle: Never Leave You.

2008 Katy Perry: I Kissed A

Girl.

SPORT

1946 Foot­ballers threat­ened to strike for a min­i­mum weekly wage of £7.

1995 The for­mer world box­ing cham­pion, Mike Tyson, beat Peter McNee­ley in 89 sec­onds in Las Ve­gas. It was Tyson’s first fight since be­ing re­leased from prison.

1999 Wolves striker Rob­bie Keane moved to Coven­try in a £6 mil­lion deal.

BIRTHS

1943 BILLY J KRAMER, 68, Mu­si­cian, whose hits in­clude Lit­tle Chil­dren. 1950 JEN­NIE BOND, 61, Pic­tured, for­mer BBC Royal Cor­re­spon­dent. 1969 MATTHEW PERRY, 42, Amer­i­can ac­tor, fa­mous for play­ing Chan­dler Bing in Friends. 1980 DAR­IUS DANESH, 31, Bri­tish Pop Idol singer, whose hits in­clude Colour­blind.

DEATHS

1977 ‘GROU­CHO’ MARX,

Amer­i­can co­me­dian.

2005 MO MOWLAM, For­mer North­ern Ire­land Sec­re­tary.

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