On This Day – 20 Nov – In History – Princess Diana (‘Queen of Hearts’) admitted being unfaithful

'There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded'…. …

On the 20th November, 1995, Princess Diana ('Queen of Hearts') admitted being unfaithful to Prince Charles in an interview that was broadcast on BBC Television.
In a TV programme watched by millions, Princess Diana also spoke of her hurt over the prince's relationship with Camilla Parker Bowles.

She famously said, 'There were three of us in this marriage, so it was a bit crowded'.

But she denied wanting a divorce and said she wanted to be remembered as the 'Queen of people's hearts'.


Also on this day:

  • 1947 – Britain's Princess Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh in Westminster Abbey.
  • 1983 – An estimated 100 million people watched the controversial ABC-TV movie "The Day After." The movie depicted the outbreak of nuclear war.
  • 1986 – Dr. Halfdan Maher, the director of the World Health Organization, announced the first coordinated global effort to fight the disease AIDS.
  • 1998 – Forty-six states in the US agreed to a $206 billion settlement of health claims against the tobacco industry. The industry also agreed to give up billboard advertising of cigarettes.


Who was born Today in History?:

  • 270 – Maximinus, Roman Emperor.
  • 1602 – Otto von Guericke, inventor (air pump).
  • 1652 – Romanus Weichlein, composer.
  • 1726 – Oliver Wolcott, USA, signed Decl of Independence.
  • 1750 – Tipu Sultan, Indian ruler.
  • 1752 – Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Christabel).
  • 1757 – Giovanni Battista Gaiani, composer.
  • 1759 – Nikolaus Paul Zmeskall, composer.
  • 1761 – Pius VIII, (Francesco S Castiglioni), Italy, 253rd Pope.
  • 1765 – Friedrich Heinrich Himmel, composer.
  • 1766 – John Wall Calcott, composer.
  • 1834 – Franjo Zaver Kuhac, composer.
  • 1839 – Christian Wilberg, German painter.
  • 1850 – Arthor Goring Thomas, composer.
  • 1851 – Queen Margherita of Italy.
  • 1867 – Vicente Ripolles, composer.
  • 1889 – Edwin Hubble, astronomer. (discoverer of galaxies, red shift)
  • 1890 – Robert Armstrong, actor. (Mighty Joe Young, King Kong)
  • 1891 – Reginald Denny Richmond England, actor. (Rebecca, Cat Ballou, Batman)
  • 1896 – Mykhaylo Verikivsky, composer.
  • 1897 – Margaret Sutherland, composer.
  • 1899 – Juan Vicente Lecuna, composer.
  • 1900 – Chester Gould, cartoonist. (Dick Tracy)
  • 1904 – Alexandra Danilova, ballet great.
  • 1908 – Alistair Cooke, Manchester England, TV host.
  • 1914 – Emilio Pucci, Naples, fashion designer.
  • 1919 – John McCarthy, composer.
  • 1920 – Armin Schibler, composer.
  • 1926 – Terry Hall, English ventriloquist.
  • 1927 – Estelle Parsons, actress. (Rachel Rachel, Bonnie & Clyde)
  • 1947 – George Grantham, UK, rock drummer/vocalist. (Poco)
  • 1947 – Joe Walsh, USA, guitarist/rocker. (Eagles-Take it Easy)
  • 1955 – Timothy Kristian Charles Mace, Great Britain, cosmonaut.
  • 1956 – Sergei Gayevich Severin, Russian cosmonaut.
  • 1957 – James Brown, British reggae singer/drummer. (UB40-Red Red Wine)
  • 1957 – Mike Craven, English professional footballer.
  • 1961 – Tim Harvey, British racing driver.
  • 1961 – Dave Watson, English footballer.
  • 1962 – Steve Alexander, rocker. (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • 1963 – Timothy Gowers, British mathematician.
  • 1980 – James Chambers, English footballer.
  • 1981 – Kimberley Walsh, English singer. (Girls Aloud)
  • 1982 – Margo Stilley, American actress.
  • 1984 – Ferdinando Monfardini, Italian racing driver.
  • 1985 – Dan Byrd, American actor.
  • 1986 – Oli Sykes, English musician.
  • 1989 – Cody Linley, American actor.
  • 1990 – Sam Burton, English footballer.
  • 1999 – Princess Sofia of Bulgaria, Bulgarian royal family.
  • 1999 – Prince Umberto of Bulgaria, Bulgarian royal family.
  • 2000 – Connie Talbot, English singer

Know any more that were born today?, or were you born today?, post a comment below.


Quote of the day:
'It is only prudent never to place complete confidence in that by which we have even once been deceived.'
Rene Descartes

(1596-1650)


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