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On this day: September 7

Today’s birthdays

Sonny Rollins, jazz musician, 88
Gloria Gaynor, I Will Survive singer, 69
Chrissie Hynde, Pretenders singer, 67
Julie Kavner, the voice of Marge Simpson, 68
Corbin Bernsen, LA Law actor, 64
Toby Jones (pictured), Detectorists actor, 52
Leslie Jones, comedian and Ghostbusters actress, 51
Marcel Desailly, former footballer, 50
Shannon Elizabeth, American Pie actress, 45
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld actress, 31

It happened today…

1522: Ferdinand Magellan’s ship the Vittoria, under the command of Del Cano, arrived in San Lucar, Spain, after completing the first circumnavigation of the world. Magellan was not present, having been killed in action on the island of Mactan.

1533: Queen Elizabeth I was born at Greenwich Palace in London, the first born daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn.

1812: Napoleon’s forces marching to Moscow defeated the Russians at the Battle of Borodino, 70 miles west of the city.

Daring Darling: The Rescue Of The SS Forfarshire By Grace Darling. Oil on canvas by FS Lowther in 1886

1838: Grace Darling, 22, daughter of a lighthouse keeper, made the famous rescue of the crew of the steamship Forfarshire, shipwrecked near the Farne Islands off the Northumberland coast.

1892: ‘Gentleman’ James (Jim) J Corbett beat John L Sullivan in 21 rounds in New Orleans and became the first world heavyweight boxing champion under Queensberry rules — with gloves and three-minute rounds.

1901: The Peace of Peking ended the Boxer Rising in China.

1921: The first Miss America beauty contest was held in Atlantic City.

1936: Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley), rock singer and guitarist, was born. He died in an air crash in 1959, aged only 22, but in his short career produced classic hits such as That’ll Be The Day, Peggy Sue and Oh Boy.

Specs appeal: Buddy Holly PICTURE: DECCA

1978: Keith Moon, manic drummer with rock group The Who, died in London of a drug overdose.

1986: Bishop Desmond Tutu was appointed Archbishop of Cape Town, the first black head of South African Anglicans.

Quote of the day

‘I have always felt emotionally I was a bit more like a man, at least a stereotypical man, and I feel like I am a man that’s growing and I feel like I am neither woman nor man and it fits perfectly with this year’ — Actress and #MeToo activist Rose McGowan (pictured) on becoming the first woman to win the Inspiration prize at the GQ Men Of The Year awards this week

Thought for the day

‘There’s never enough time to do nothing’ — Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe