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TODAY - Sep 28, 2021

Thought of the Day

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.

Today's Birthday

Georges Clemenceau
Georges Clemenceau Statesman, French(1841)

A French statesman and journalist who was a major contributor to the Allied victory in World War I and served as the Prime Minister from 1917-1920. He played a central role in politics during the Third Republic.

 
Peter Finch
Peter Finch Actor, Australian(1916)

An English-born Australian actor whose appearances in the films Sunday, Bloody Sunday and Network for which he was awarded a posthumous Oscar.

 
Lata Mangeshkar
Lata Mangeshkar Singer, Indian(1929)

An Indian one of the best-known and most respected playback singers who was in the Guinness Book of World Records from 1974-1991 for having made the most recordings in the world.

 
Brigitte Bardot
Brigitte Bardot Actress, French(1934)

A French actress, singer and international sex symbol who first caused a stir in And God Created Woman.

This day in History

1864

A group of socialist radicals in London has formed an International Workingmen's Association to help unite the world's workers in revolution.

1937

A million of people gathered at a floodlit rally in Berlin tonight to hear Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and Italy's Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini deliver a message of peace.

1989

Ferdinand Marcos, the Former President of the Philippines who ruled as dictator dies in exile.

1994

The passenger ferry Estonia has sunk in the Baltic Sea with the loss of 910 of the crew and passengers on board.

2000

In the worst violence since the 1993 peace agreements riots broke out in the Israeli-occupied territories today, sparked by a visit to Haram-al-Sharif by Ariel Sharon.

Man who made the difference

Peter Finch (1916-1977)

Peter Finch

An English-born Australian actor who is well known for his performances on the screen and won five BAFTA awards and his talent was beyond doubt was born on 28th September 1916 in London. He was awarded the Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in Network. He was the first actor to ever receive an Oscar posthumously. He led the foundation of his stage company called Mercury Players. His works include; The Farmer Goes to Town, Laurence Olivier, The Nun's Story, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Father Brown, A Town Like Alice and The Shiralee, The Pumpkin Eater, Far from the Madding Crowd. He died on 14th January, 1977, in Beverly Hills, California, United States.

Author : Dr. Nidhi Jindal