Southampton Events in History



2010 Event - A Southampton University research fellow discovers a lost Antonio Vivaldi flute concerto at the National Archives of Scotland in Edinburgh

1995 Death - Bobby Stokes, athlete, English footballer, scored the winning goal in 1976, Southampton F.C. vs. Manchester United, FA Cup Final, in the 83rd-minute, considered biggest upset in FA Cup Final history, dies at 44

1969 Birthday - Duane Bock, born in Southampton, New York, golfer, 1991 Low Amateur New York State Open

1963 Birthday - Wally Masur, born in Southampton, England, tennis coach, professional tennis player from Australia, won Australian Junior Championships at age 18

1963 Birthday - Paul Annacone, born in Southampton, New York, tennis star

1959 Event - Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton

1953 Birthday - John Denham, born in Seaton, England, John Yorke Denham, politician, Labor Party, Member of Parliament for Southampton Itchen, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, served, then resigned as, Minister of State at the Home Office in 2003, over the Iraq War

1952 Birthday - Dominic Muldowney, born in Southampton, England, composer, created television, film scores for Loose Connections, King Lear, radio work, theater music, created large-scale oboe concerto, versatile has created music for David Bowie, Royal Academy of Music teacher

1951 Birthday - Bobby Stokes, born in Portsmouth, England, athlete, English footballer, scored the winning goal in 1976, Southampton F.C. vs. Manchester United, FA Cup Final, in the 83rd-minute, considered biggest upset in FA Cup Final history

1949 Birthday - Mike Batt, born in Southampton, England, singer, composer, arranger, producer, helped created ecologically sensitive fictional creatures, The Wombles, wrote hit 'Bright Eyes'

1947 Birthday - Mary Louise Cleave, Southampton, New York, PhD/astronaut, STS-61-B, STS-30

1940 Event - Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire-factory in Southampton

1940 Event - Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire-factory in Southampton

1939 Birthday - Bryan Gould, born in New Zealand, politician, Rhodes Scholar, Labor Member of Parliament for Southampton Test, served as Shadow Chief Secretary

1936 Event - RMS Queen Mary leaves Southampton for New York on maiden voyage

1936 Event - Spitfire makes it's 1st flight (Eastleigh Aerodrome in Southampton)

1924 Birthday - Benny Hill, born in Southampton, England, comedian, Benny Hill Show

1912 Event - The RMS Titanic collided with an iceberg at 11:40pm about 375 miles south of Newfoundland; it was the fourth day of her maiden voyage from Southampton, UK to New York City

1899 Event - Field Marshal Lord Roberts departs Southampton to South Africa

1899 Event - Southampton: field marshal lord Roberts departures to South Africa

1874 Event - Dr. David Livingstones corpse arrives in Southampton

1620 Event - Mayflower sets sail from Southampton with 102 Pilgrims













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