Monday, 28 August 2017

Tatty History - 28th August

150 years ago today (1867) 
The USA took possession of Midway Atoll (also known as Midway Island). It lies in the Pacific Ocean to the north-west of Hawaii.

100 years ago (1917) - Birth of Jack Kirby, influential American comic book artist, and writer who co-created characters including Captain America, the Incredible Hulk, the Fantastic Four, the Silver Surfer, the X-Men and many more.

80 years ago (1937) - The Toyota Motor Corporation was founded as an independent company in Japan (it began in 1933 as part of the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works.)

30 years ago (1987) - Death of John Huston, American film director (The Maltese Falcon, The African Queen, Moby Dick, Key Largo and many more).

Tatty Birthdays today include:
David Soul 74 – Starsky’s mate Hutch! (left)

Hugh Cornwell 68 – The Stranglers vocalist and guitarist (right)

LeAnn Rimes 35 – Country music superstar (below)

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