Cheryl Campbell, actress, 71
Bernie Taupin, songwriter, 70
Morrissey, singer, 61
Naomi Campbell (pictured), model, 50
Katie Price, TV personality, 42
Novak Djokovic, tennis player, 33
It happened today…
1455: In the War of the Roses, the Lancastrians defeated the Yorkists at the Battle of St Albans.
1611: James I created the title ‘baronet’.
1813: Richard Wagner, operatic composer, was born in Leipzig, Germany.
1859: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, was born of Irish parents in Edinburgh.
1897: The Blackwall Tunnel under the Thames was officially opened.
1908: The Wright Brothers patented their flying machine (above).
1972: Ceylon became the Republic of Sri Lanka.
1981: Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe was found guilty at the Old Bailey of murdering 13 women and attempting to murder seven others. He was sentenced to a minimum of 30 years.
Quote of the day
‘Whenever I receive online hate it’s always to do with my sexuality. As a gay man of 33 I think I’ve built up quite a thick skin and I do have a strength — that is not to say it doesn’t hurt and it’s certainly not right, but I’ve built up this immunity’ — The Only Way Is Essex star Bobby Norris (pictured) tells MPs about trolling and almost daily death threats
Thought for the day
‘When in doubt tell the truth’ — Writer Mark Twain