Bygone Todays Blog

“Hello” Michael Caine Born 14 March 1933

Sir Michael Caine, CBE (born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite; 14 March 1933) is an English actor and author who has appeared in over 115 films. He made his breakthrough in the 1960s with starring roles in a number...

12 March 1913 Canberra named Capital of Australia

  On 12 March 1913, the city was officially given its name by Lady Denman, the wife of Governor-General Lord Denman, at a ceremony at Kurrajong Hill,which has since become Capital Hill and the site of the...

“Goodbye” Davy Crockett Died – 6 March 1836

David “Davy” Crockett (August 17, 1786 – March 6, 1836) was a 19th-century American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier and politician. He is commonly referred to as “King of the Wild Frontier”. He served in the Texas Revolution, and died at the Battle...

6 March 1987 Zeebrugge Ferry disaster

  The car and passenger ferry (MS Herald of Free Enterprise) owned by Townsend Thoresen, had been designed for rapid loading and unloading and there were no watertight compartments. When the ship left harbour...

4 March 1824 RNLI founded

The RNLI has saved more than 140,000 lives since its foundation in 1824 as the National Institution for the Preservation of Life from Shipwreck. The name was changed to the

“Goodbye” Roger Bannister Died 3 March 2018

Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, CBE (born 23 March 1929 died 3 March 2018) was an English former athlete best known for running the first mile in less than 4 minutes. This was  achieved on May 6th 1954 at Iffley Road Track...