Charlotte Bingham, novelist, 78
Gary Busey, actor, 76
Ian Paice, rock drummer, 72
Mark Radcliffe, DJ, 62
Amanda Donohoe, actress, 58
Paul Zenon, TV magician, 56
Sam Bailey, singer/former X Factor winner, 43
Nicole Scherzinger (pictured), singer, 42
Katherine Jenkins, opera singer, 40
Fran Kirby, footballer, 27
George Sampson, street dancer/former Britain’s Got Talent winner, 27
It happened today…
1613: The Globe Theatre in London burned down after a cannon was fired during a Shakespeare play and set fire to the straw roof.
1620: After earlier denouncing smoking as a health hazard, King James I banned the growing of tobacco in Britain.
1801: The first census in Britain was carried out, showing a population totalling 8,872,000.
1855: The Daily Telegraph was published in London for the first time, priced two pence, with Alfred Bate Richards its first editor.
1868: The Press Association, the UK’s national news agency, was founded in London.
1905: The inaugural meeting of the Automobile Association (AA) took place at the Trocadero Restaurant in London, attended by 50 motorists.
1956: Actress Marilyn Monroe married playwright Arthur Miller (both pictured above).
1960: BBC Television Centre opened in London.
1966: Barclays Bank introduced Barclaycard, the first British credit card.
1986: Richard Branson’s boat Virgin Atlantic Challenger II completed the fastest Atlantic crossing in three days, eight hours and 31 minutes.
Quote of the day
‘Definitely. I think you’ve seen that already’ — Ed Miliband (pictured in 2015) when asked by BBC broadcaster Andrew Marr if Sir Keir Starmer is going to be a better Labour Party leader than him
Thought for the day
‘Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends solely upon what you think’ — American writer and self-improvement lecturer Dale Carnegie