On This Day, September 7

Posted on 7th Sep 2012 by ian under On This Day | No Comments »

Happy Friday!

Well, it wasn’t a happy day for Benjamin, the last surviving thylacine, who died alone in the Hobart Zoo on this day in 1936.  Here she is .  How sad.  They found out that she was a female after she died.

It was a happy day in 1986 for Desmond Tutu who became the first black man to lead the Anglican Church in South Africa.

To those born on September 7

Way back in 1876, Sentimental Bloke author and poet, C.J. Dennis…

In 1914, Australian jazz pianist and composer, Graeme Bell.  I mention him because in researching this I saw that he died in June this year, aged 97.  I remember seeing him play in the beer garden of the Newport Arms in the 1970’s – terrific stuff…

In 1936, American singer, Buddy Holly, who died in a plane crash, aged just 22.  How good could he have been?

In 1949, disco queen, Gloria Gaynor… I had a terrible dream one night that the ghost of Gloria Gaynor came into my room and stood at the end of the bed.  At first I was afraid… then I was petrified…

In 1951 American guitarist, singer and Pretender, Chrissie Hynde…

In 1953, NZ/Aussie rock singer (Dragon), Marc Hunter.  He died in 1998 and his daughter, Bella, is currently appearing in the X-Factor on the Seven Network…if he can overcome the nerves she has the looks and the voice to go close to winning…