It happened today – this day in history – August 22

565: St Columba reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness.

1138: English defeat the Scottish at Cowton Moor, Yorks.

1485: Henry Tudor’s forces defeat Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field, the final battle in the War of the Roses.

1582: James VI of Scotland is captured.

1642: The English Civil War begins between Royalists and Parliament.

1717: Spanish troops land on Sardinia.

1770: James Cook’s expedition lands on the east coast of Australia.

1848: The US annexes New Mexico.

1862: Birth of French composer Claude Debussy.

1864: The first Geneva Convention adopted “for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field” is signed by 12 nations.

1894: Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal.

1903: Death of former Prime Minister Lord Salisbury aged 73.

1910: Japan annexes Korea.

1921: J Edgar Hoover becomes assistant director of the FBI.

1922: Irish nationalist leader Michael Collins is killed in an ambush by anti-treaty forces during the Irish Civil War aged 31.

1926: Gold is discovered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

1930: Australia regain The Ashes.

1932: The BBC begins experimental regular TV broadcasts.

1941: Nazi troops reach Lenningrad.

1942: Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan and Italy.

1952: The penal colony on Devil’s Island is permanently closed.

1953: The Shah of Iran returns to Tehran.

1954: Juan Manuel Fangio of Argentina clinches his second Formula 1 World Drivers Championship by winning Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten in a Maserati.

1956: Elvis Presley begins work on his first feature film, Love Me Tender.

1962: A failed assassination attempt on French president Charles de Gaulle.

1966: Britain’s largest manufacturing company ICI announces 1,000 redundancies.

1969: The Beatles meet up at John Lennon’s Tittenhurst Park home in Ascot for their final ever photo session.

1971: Approximately 130 non-Unionist councillors announce their withdrawal from participation on district councils across Northern Ireland in protest against Internment.

1972: Rhodesia is thrown out of the Olympic Games with just four days to go before the opening ceremony in Munich. On the same day, an IRA bomb explodes prematurely at a customs post at Newry, County Down, killing nine people, including three members of the IRA and five Catholic civilians.

Tonight’s TV (Tuesday)

12.25Women Today
12.50Common Market Cook-Book
13.25Felix the Cat
13.40The Flintstones
14.05Castle Haven
14.30Come Out Alan Browning-We Know You’re in There
15.15Let’s Face It
15.45Danger Man
16.55Junior Showtime
17.20Highland Magpie
19.05Queenie’s Castle
Sit com starring Diana nDors
19.35Movie of the Week
21.00Armchair Theatre: The Left Overs
Drama starring Anton Rogers and Ann Bell
22.00News at Ten
22.30Mike, Phil and Albert
23.30Children to Children
10.00The Flashing Blade
10.25Sounding Out
13.00The Race to the White House
13.53Aelwyd ac Eiddo
16.15Play School
16.55Vision On
17.44Sir Prancelot
17.50National News
18.50Golden Silents
19.15Z Cars
19.40Film: Road to Morocco (1942)
Comedy starring Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour
21.00Nine O’Clock News
21.25Dieppe 1942 Documentary
22.25Film 72
Barry Norman looks at the week’s film releases including The Godfather
22.50A Lasting Joy
23.15Cradle of England
23.45Late Night News

11.00Play School


17.35Open University


20.00The New Masters

20.50Collector’s World

21.25Out of the Unknown: The Last Witness
A man is washed up on an island. Although he is a stranger to the people there, he knows things about them and what will happen to them.

22.15A Matter of Discipline

23.00News on 2

23.05Late Night Line-Up Interview

1978: Kenyan president, Jomo Kenyatta, dies aged 89 at his home in Mombasa. On the same day, Sandinistas occupy the National Palace in Managua, Nicaragua.

1986: Deputy Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police, John Stalker, was cleared of misconduct after it was alleged he had attended social events where members of Manchester’s leading villains “The Quality Street Gang” were present.

1999: Farmer Tony Martin is arrested after a suspected burglar is killed at his Norfolk farmhouse.

Singles chart:

  1. Mi Chico Latino – Geri Halliwell
  2. Better Off Alone – Alice Deejay
  3. If I Let You Go – Westlife
  4. Drinking In LA – Bran Van 3000
  5. Summer Son – Texas
  6. Unpretty – TLC
  7. Living La Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
  8. When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating
  9. Wild Wild West – Will Smith
  10. Stop The Rock – Apollo Four Forty
1999: Shania Twain: Come On Over

Album chart:

  1. The Man Who – Travis
  2. By Request – Boyzone
  3. Come On Over – Shania Twain
  4. The Hush – Texas
  5. Mary – Mary J Blige
  6. The Very Best Of – Elvis Costello
  7. Gold – Greatest Hits – ABBA
  8. Ricky Martin – Ricky Martin
  9. The Party Album – Vengaboys
  10. My Love Is Your Love – Whitney Houston

2004: The Scream and Madonna, paintings by Edvard Munch are stolen at gunpoint from the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. On the same day,, Justine Henin of Belgium wins the women’s singles tennis gold medal at the Athens Olympics 6-3, 6-3 over Amélie Mauresmo of France.

2011: Songwriter and producer Jerry Leiber died at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 78. On the same day, songwriter Nicholas Ashford, one half of the married duo Ashford and Simpson, died of complications from throat cancer, in New York.

2014: John Lennon’s murderer, Mark David Chapman, is denied parole by New York State officials for the eighth time.

2015: A vintage Hawker Hunter plane crashes onto the A27 dual carriageway road during the Shoreham airshow in Britain killing at least 11 people. On the same day, the Athletics World Championships open in Beijing, China.

2019: South Korea says it is leaving an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan in an escalation of the rift between the two countries.

BIRTHDAYS: Fred Milano, singer (Dion and the Belmonts) 81; Steve Davis, snooker champion, 63; Vernon Reid, singer (Living Colour) 62; Debbie Peterson, drummer (The Bangles) 59; Roland Orzabal, singer-songwriter (Tears For Fears) 59; Tori Amos, singer-songwriter, 57; Mats Wilander, former tennis star, 56; Ty Burrell, actor, 53; Steve Cradock, guitarist (ocean Colour Scene/Paul Weller) 51; Richard Armitage, actor, 49; Kristen Wiig, comedian/actress/writer, 47; Sheree Murphy, actress, 45; James Corden, actor/writer/TV host 42; Dua Lipa singer-songwriter, 25.


Mick Ferris

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