September 8 birthdays
RICHARD THE LIONHEART King of England
Richard was born in 1157, and became King of England in 1189. He reigned until his death in 1199. He lived mostly in France and visited England only briefly while King. He was hit in the shoulder by a crossbow in March 1199, and the wound turned gangrenous. He died in the arms of his mother in April.
PETER SELLERS British actor
Sellers was born in Portsmouth
V1 - BULE01Z01MA in 1925. he was a member of the BBC radio comedy series The Goon Show, but is perhaps best remembered for his portrayal of Chief Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther movies. Sellers was nominated for an Academy Award three times.
PATSY CLINE American singer
Born in Virginia in 1932, Cline is considered one of the most influential vocalists of the 20th century. Her first professional performances were at her local radio station at the age of 15. Her first single to top Billboard’s country chart was 1961’s I Fall To Pieces.
BERNIE SANDERS American politician
Sanders was born in New York City in 1941, and is the longestserving independent in US Congressional history. He has close ties to the Democratic Party and has twice sought the party’s nomination for the presidency – in 2016 and 2020 – but finished second on both occasions.
PAUL ZANETTI Australian cartoonist
Born in 1961, Zanetti became the youngest paid political cartoonist in Australia when he contributed to The Sun in Sydney while he was still at school. He joined The Sun’s art department in 1980. Eight months later he joined The Telegraph. He won a Walkley Award for his work when he was 23.
Australian businessman Packer was born in Sydney in
1967, the son of media mogul Kerry Packer and philanthropist Roslyn. In May this year, Packer’s net worth was listed at $5.72bn on the Financial Review Rich List, making him the 15th-wealthiest Australian. He was at the top of the list in 2006 and 2007.