The Scotsman


- Entertainment · Musicians · Celebrities · Music · Peter Sellers · Manchester United F.C. · Manchester · Munich · Richard I of England · Patsy Cline · Peter Maxwell Davies · Ann Lee · John Franklin · Don Williams

Births: 1157 King Richard I (the Lion­heart); 1886 Siegfried Sas­soon, war poet, nov­el­ist and critic; 1925 Peter Sell­ers, co­me­dian and ac­tor; 1929 Roger Byrne, Manch­ester United cap­tain who died in Mu­nich air dis­as­ter; 1932 Patsy Cline, coun­try mu­sic singer; 1934 Sir Peter Maxwell Davies CBE, com­poser, Master of the Queen’s Mu­sic.

Deaths: 1784 Ann Lee, founder of Amer­i­can Shak­ers sect; 1831 John Aitken, Scot­tish mu­sic pub­lisher; 1970 Percy Spencer, in­ven­tor of the mi­crowave oven; 1985 John Franklin En­ders, sci­en­tist and No­bel lau­re­ate (“The Fa­ther of Mod­ern Vac­cines”; 2017 Don Williams, Amer­i­can singer.

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