On this Day…

On this day, the 28th February, this happened …

1940 Basketball is televised for the first time ever between Fordham University and the University of Pittsburgh in Madison Square Garden, New York.

1954 Colour TV sets approved by the National TV System Committee are sold to the general public for the first time.

Caption: Neil (cog_sinister)

Caption: Neil (cog_sinister)


1984 Michael Jackson won a magnificent 8 Grammys in one night due to the album ‘Thriller’.

1996 The Grammys again, but this time it would be the band Kiss (with the original members) that would be making the headlines. They appeared for the first time ever in their full make up and costumes.


Today is also ‘Rare Disease’ Day, run by the European Organization for Rare Diseases, to raise awareness about diseases that is not often publicised. 

On this Day…

On this day, 27th February, this happened…

1900 The British Labour Party , one of Britain’s leading political parties, was founded on this day. The most famous Prime Minister to come from this party is Tony Blair.

One of most famous actresses Elizabeth Taylor was born on this day. The entire media mourned her death on March 23rd 2011.

Photo: Luiz Fernando Reis

Photo: Luiz Fernando Reis

Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder record the big selling hit ‘Ebony and Ivory’.


1981 Today is also the birthday of the singer Josh Groban, the famous American singer for singing West End songs. However most of us would know him for appearing on a lot of British panel shows.

1992 Golfing Hero Tiger Woods is declared the youngest ever PGA golfer at just 16. He is still now probably the most famous golf player of all time.

On this Day…

On this day, 26th February, this happened…

1564 The birth of one of Britain’s most famous playwright and poet, Christopher Marlowe ; the second most famous after William Shakespeare. His most famous play was Dr. Faustus, a doctor who sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge.

Charlie Chaplin was signed for a film contract by Mutual Film Corporation, which resulted him in becoming the highest paid actor of all time.

Photo: Fr. Dougal McGuire

Photo: Fr. Dougal McGuire

1932 The birth of legendary singer Johnny Cash who went onto record 1,500 songs and was placed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The first day of filming Dr. No, the first ever James Bond movie, starring Sir Roger Moore. The franchise celebrated it’s 50th year last year with the ‘Skyfall’.

1983 Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ went to No.1 in US Album Chart. It would end up being the biggest selling album of all time, with over 50 million copies sold.



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