Today in History: 19th September


Historical Events:

·1888: World’s 1st beauty contest (Spa Belgium).
·1952: The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country
after a trip to England.
·1972: A parcel bomb sent to Israeli Embassy in London kills one diplomat.
·1974: SA Prime
Minister sends a goodwill message to the new government of Mozambique.

Arts, Music, TV:

·1986: "Captain EO" with Michael Jackson premieres.
·1933: Ingrid Jonker, SA poet whose poem ‘Die Kind’ was read by President
Nelson Mandela during his first opening of parliament, is born in Douglas,
northern Cape.
·1948: Jeremy Irons, Isle of Wight, England, actor (Reversal of Fortune, The
Lion KIng) is born.
·2004: 56th Emmy Awards: The Sopranos, Arrested Development, James Spader
& Allison Janney win.


·1947: Jackie Robinson is named 1947 "Rookie of Year".
·1976: Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Portland Golf Classic.
·1992: Sergei Boebka pole vaults world record (6.13m).
·2013: Gerrie Muhren, Dutch footballer, dies from complications
from myelodysplastic syndrome at 67.

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Compiled by: Thandi Xaba