1832 The death of Thomas Lord, English professional cricketer and founder of Lord's Cricket Ground in 1787.

1964 Capital Records grudgingly released the first Beatles record, ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’, in the US to, as they said 'see how it goes’. It became their fastest selling single ever.

2004 Dr. Harold Shipman, who is believed to have killed more than 200 of his patients, was found hanged in his prison cell.

Famous Birthdays

1961 - Suggs, English singer

1969 - Stephen Hendry, snooker player

1972 - Nicole Eggert, actress

1977 - Orlando Bloom,  actor