We Are Not Amused
1901 The state funeral of Queen Victoria. Her reign of 63 years and 7 months is longer than that of any other British monarch and the longest of any female monarch in history.
This Time Next Year
1940 The birth of Sir David John White OBE, better known by his stage name David Jason. He is best remembered as the main character Derek ‘Del Boy’ Trotter in the BBC sitcom Only Fools and Horses. He also played detective Jack Frost on the ITV crime drama A Touch of Frost, Granville in the sitcom Open All Hours, and Pop Larkin in the comedy drama The Darling Buds of May.
Anyone for Tennis?
1995 The death of Fred Perry, English tennis and table tennis player. He won three consecutive Wimbledon Championships between 1934 and 1936 and was World No. 1 four years in a row. Perry was also the last British player to win the men’s Wimbledon championship, in 1936.