Monday, 10 August 2015

Today's the Day - 11th August

  • 145 years ago: Legendary English cricketer Tom Richardson was born in Byfleet, Surrey on this day. He was a fast bowler with a long run up and a high arm allowing him to gain excessive lift from the pitch. In the 1963 edition of the Wisden Cricketers Almanack (the cricket bible), he was selected as “One of the Six Giants of the Wisden Century” along with the likes of Sir Donald Bradman, WG Grace and Jack Hobbs – very good company indeed!

  • 65 years ago: On this day, Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple computers, along with Steve Jobs was born. Wozniak currently lives in California although he has recently applied for Australian citizenship, saying he would very much like to live in Melbourne.

  • 50 years ago: A years to the day after the release of the Beatles “A Hard Days Night” movie in New York, the follow up “Help” was released. It is believed that the group were not particularly happy with the filming of the movie, or indeed the end product. John Lennon was quoted as saying, "The movie was out of our control. With A Hard Day's Night, we had a lot of input, and it was semi-realistic. But with Help! Dick Lester (the Director) didn't tell us what it was all about.”

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