On this date in history.

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Sfcsim posted this 22 October 2015 - Last edited 11 December 2015

Inspired by yesterday's back to the future and the 26 (twenty six) year anniversary of Southampton smashing Liverpool 4-1 at the Dell,  

I am going to pick one news item and one sports/Saints related item from this date back in time. Would be good if others chipped in. 

I find it very interesting at times, when I think blimey really, this was X years ago!!

 

1962 - 

In a dramatic televised address to the American public, President John F. Kennedy announces that the Soviet Union has placed nuclear weapons in Cuba and, in response, the United States will establish a blockade around the island to prevent any other offensive weapons from entering Castro’s state. Kennedy also warned the Soviets that any nuclear attack from Cuba would be construed as an act of war, and that the United States would retaliate in kind.

1988 - 

Saints made history by becoming the first post war club to field three brothers, Ray joined Rod and Danny Wallace. We lost at home to Sheffield Wednesday 1-2. 

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pap posted this 22 October 2015

Perhaps a title change is in order so people can dip in whenever, and not just today.

Not a bad idea, but there's no fucking way we're going to have one of these every day, mush.

Lets B Drinking posted this 22 October 2015

1977. Division 2. Saints 2 Bolton 2.

In the last minute Saints had a corner and as it came over, Frank Worthington (then of Bolton) punched it away. The whole ground sawit, except for the officials. Bolton manager, Ian Greaves, even apologised after.

It got worse. 3 days later, we were at Highbury for a League Cup tie and with a few minutes left we were comfortably holding them 0-0. They then had a corner and Nick Holmes did the same as Frankie. Penalty given, scored and then a 2nd in injury time.

If we had beaten Bolton, we would have been 2nd Division champs that season.

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Sfcsim posted this 22 October 2015

Originally posted by Lets B Drinking

1977. Division 2. Saints 2 Bolton 2.

In the last minute Saints had a corner and as it came over, Frank Worthington (then of Bolton) punched it away. The whole ground sawit, except for the officials. Bolton manager, Ian Greaves, even apologised after.

It got worse. 3 days later, we were at Highbury for a League Cup tie and with a few minutes left we were comfortably holding them 0-0. They then had a corner and Nick Holmes did the same as Frankie. Penalty given, scored and then a 2nd in injury time.

If we had beaten Bolton, we would have been 2nd Division champs that season.

 You know we are not capable of winning the league. 2nd to Brighton, then 2nd to Reading! 

Sfcsim posted this 22 October 2015

Originally posted by pap

Perhaps a title change is in order so people can dip in whenever, and not just today.

Not a bad idea, but there's no fucking way we're going to have one of these every day, mush.

 Done! 

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Halo Stickman posted this 22 October 2015

1984 22nd October Mrs Stickman and I started living together.

Blimey was it really 31 years ago?

It seems a lot longer.

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Sfcsim posted this 22 October 2015

WGS was appointed Southampton manager on this day in 2001. 

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Fatso posted this 22 October 2015 - Last edited 22 October 2015

Today in 1983. A young Fatso experienced his first erection and some arsehole stormed a golf course in America where President Reagan was playing. He took some hostages and demanded to speak to Reagan. When Reagan rang him, the bloke didnt respond. What a cunt.

http://www.nytimes.com/1983/10/23/us/reagan-unhurt-as-armed-man-takes-hostages.html

 

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pap posted this 22 October 2015

This story makes no chronological sense, Fatso.

1983?  President Bush?

Which reality is this?

Fatso posted this 22 October 2015

Reagan. It was Reagan. 

BTripz posted this 22 October 2015

Originally posted by Fatso

Today in 1983. A young Fatso experienced his first erection and some arsehole stormed a golf course in America where President Reagan was playing. He took some hostages and demanded to speak to Reagan. When Reagan rang him, the bloke didnt respond. What a cunt.

http://www.nytimes.com/1983/10/23/us/reagan-unhurt-as-armed-man-takes-hostages.html

 

Originally posted by pap

This story makes no chronological sense, Fatso.

1983?  President Bush?

Which reality is this?

 Umm, I'm confused

pap posted this 22 October 2015 - Last edited 22 October 2015

Not as confused as our Lone Wolf, bTripz.

He has gotten big details of a vivid childhood recollection completely wrong, then failed to link his link properly.

It's as if he's just Googled the article, given it an inadequate skim read and concocted the entire tale!

We know that's not true, though.  Fatso uses DuckDuckGo.

Fatso posted this 22 October 2015

Don't belittle my childhood memories and don't deny me my erection.

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Sfcsim posted this 23 October 2015

October 23rd 

1956:

Hungarians rise up against Soviet rule
Tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets in Hungary to demand an end to Soviet rule.
There are believed to have been many casualties in a day which started as a peaceful rally, and ended with running battles between police and demonstrators in which shots are said to have been fired.

1996:

A crowd of 14,516 watched a 2-2 draw between Southampton and Lincoln at the dell. Perhaps the most significant spectator was a mr Rupert Lowe, a hockey loving, former public school boy was attending his first game of football. At the time he was simply the chairman of Secure Recruit, who were set to mount a reverse takeover of Southampton Football Club in order to gain them stock exchange listing, which in turn led to the club being able to build their long overdue stadium. 

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Sfcsim posted this 24 October 2015

October 24th 

1857:

The founding of the world's first official football club, Sheffield Football Club, in Yorkshire, by a group of former students from Cambridge University. The club's finest hour came in 1904 when they won the FA Amateur Cup, a competition conceived after a suggestion by Sheffield. They are commemorated by the English Football Hall of Fame for their significant place in football history.

1962:

James Brown recorded his legendary 'Live At The Apollo' album. The album was listed at No.24 in Rolling Stone magazine's 2003 list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

1993:

Saints beat Newcastle at the Dell 2-1, with those 2 goals live on Sky, after being dropped by Ian Branfoot for Paul Moody. 

2003:

End of an era for Concorde: The legendary supersonic aircraft, Concorde, has landed at the end of its last commercial passenger flight, amid emotional scenes at Heathrow airport.

 

 

 

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Sfcsim posted this 25 October 2015

25th October 

1976:

Queen opens National Theatre in London:
The Queen has officially opened the National Theatre on the South Bank in London after years of delays.
The building, designed by Sir Denys Lasdun, is made up of three theatres. Two, the Olivier and the Lyttleton, are already open with a third, the Cottlesloe, expected to open next year.

Bands, fanfares, an outdoor carnival and fireworks greeted the large crowds who turned out despite the pouring rain. 

 

1968:

Led Zeppelin played a gig at Surrey University, England. Although there are unconfirmed reports of earlier shows, this appears to be the band's first gig with their new name after initially performing as The New Yardbirds. In 2003 a poster for the Surrey gig (billing the group as The New Yardbirds) sold at auction for £2,400.

 

2003:

At the end of Saints 2-0 win over Blackburn at St Mary's, Dennis Rofe had to be pulled away from Rovers manager Graeme Souness, the man who had sacked him as coach at The Dell. James Beattie gave saints the lead with a well stuck free kick and the points were secured 4 minutes from time with a debut goal from the French 18 year old Leandre Griffit. WGS said 'he learns English all week and then needs to try and understand my Scottish!'

pap posted this 25 October 2015

What no Agincourt, Sfcsim?

Sfcsim posted this 25 October 2015

Originally posted by pap

What no Agincourt, Sfcsim?

 Here you go. 

1415:

The Battle of Agincourt was a major English victory in the Hundred Years' War.[a] The battle took place on Friday, 25 October 1415 (Saint Crispin's Day), near modern-day Azincourt, in northern France.[5][b] Henry V's victory at Agincourt, against a numerically superior French army, crippled France and started a new period in the war during which Henry V married the French king's daughter, and their son, later Henry VI of England and Henry II of France, was made heir to the throne of France as well as of England.

Henry V led his troops into battle and participated in hand-to-hand fighting. The French king of the time, Charles VI, did not command the French army himself as he suffered from severe, repeating illnesses and moderate mental incapacitation. Instead, the French were commanded by Constable Charles d'Albret and various prominent French noblemen of the Armagnac party.

This battle is notable for the use of the English longbow in very large numbers, with English and Welsh archers forming most of Henry's army. The battle is the centrepiece of the play Henry V by William Shakespeare.

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Sfcsim posted this 26 October 2015

October 26th

1951:

Churchill wins general election. 

The Conservative Party has won the general election by a small majority, making Winston Churchill prime minister for the second time.
Mr Churchill is nearly 77 and the second oldest prime minister in history. William Gladstone was 83 when he formed his last government.

1965:

Queen Elizabeth II invested The Beatles with their MBE's at Buckingham Palace, London. According to an account by John Lennon the group smoked marijuana in one of the palace bathrooms to calm their nerves. Many former recipients gave their MBE's back in protest, to which John Lennon responded "Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war, for killing people." He continued: "We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more."

1996:

Saints beat Man U 6-3 at The Dell. I need not say anymore. 

BTripz posted this 26 October 2015 - Last edited 26 October 2015

Originally posted by Sfcsim

1996:

Saints beat Man U 6-3 at The Dell. I need not say anymore. 

How many people still punt the line that United wore those grey shirts in that loss?

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