24 October-United Nations Headquarters

The United Nations (UN) is an international organisation which has its headquarters in New York, USA. The headquarters was officially opened on January 9th 1951. The UN was established in October 1945. World War II had just ended and the UN was established to prevent another such conflict.

The headquarters building of the United Nations was designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer. Located in the borough of Manhattan, construction began in 1948 and the building was completed in 1952. The site and buildings are extraterritorial under a treaty agreement between the Government of the United States and the United Nations.

The cornerstone of the United Nations Building in New York City, USA was laid in the year 1949 On This Day.

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08 October-Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver is an actor and film producer who is a native of the United States. She is best known for her roles in films such as ‘Alien’, ‘Ghostbusters’ and Gorillas in the Mist. The recipient of several awards she has appeared in over 60 films during her career to date.

Sigourney Weaver was born Susan Alexandra Weaver in New York in 1949. She graduated with a B.A. degree in English from Stanford University in 1972. In 1974 she was awarded a Master of Fine Arts degree by the Yale University School of Drama.

Weaver made her first appearance in a minor role in the film, Annie Hall in 1977. Two years later she achieved fame as Ellen Ripley in the film Alien. Since then she has appeared in films such as Ghostbusters, The Girl in the Park and Avatar. She has been nominated for an Academy Award on three occasions and has won two Golden Globe Awards.

Sigourney Weaver, actress and producer who starred in films such as Alien and Avatar, was born in the year 1949 On This Day.

Sigourney Weaver

 

19 March-Richie Kavanagh

Richie Kavanagh is an award winning entertainer from Carlow, Ireland. In 2011 at the age of 61 he announced in an interview with Sue Nunn of KCLR (Kilkenny & Carlow Local Radio) that he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Despite the announcement Kavanagh continues to perform and launched his latest album, ‘My Girlfriend Has New iPhone’, in September 2015.

Richie Kavanagh was born in Raheenwood, Fenagh, Co Carlow, Ireland in 1949. He had his first hit with ‘Aon Focal Eile’ (One More Word). The song, which was first played on local radio, became a national runaway hit when the late Gerry Ryan began playing it on his morning show on RTE radio. It reached Number One in 1996 and stayed in the charts for 27 weeks. The song, which earned Richie an Irish Recorded Music Award (IRMA) caused some controversy and was banned by some of the BBC radio stations.

Kavanagh has gone on to have hits with songs such as ‘Mickey’s Buckin’ Ass’, ‘Me Girlfriends Pussy Cat’ and ‘If I didn’t get a Ride’. He also writes and records songs which celebrate the heritage of his native Carlow. Today Kavanagh is still writing, recording and playing to packed venues in Ireland, England, America and Monte Carlo. He has said that being diagnosed with Parkinson’s has made him determined to make the most of his life and that as long as his voice holds up he will continue to perform. His latest album My Girlfriend Has New iPhone was released at the National Ploughing Championships at Ratheniska Co Laois in September 2015.

Richie Kavanagh was born in the year 1949 On This Day.

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12 February-Fergus Slattery

Fergus Slattery is a native of Co Dublin. He was a member of the Ireland National Rugby Union team from 1970 to 1984. During that time Slattery played 61 times for Ireland. He was captain on 18 occasions.

John Fergus Slattery was born in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin in 1949. He attended Blackrock College where he played his schools rugby. He later played for University College Dublin before joining Blackrock Rugby Football Club.

On January 24th 1970 Slattery played his first Five Nations game for Ireland against France at the Stade Colombes in Paris. He went on to play for Ireland on 61 occasions. He captained Ireland on the successful 1979 tour of Australia. Slattery also toured with the Lions on two occasions. He played his final Five Nations game for Ireland, also against France, on January 21st 1984 at Parc Des Princes in Paris.

Fergus Slattery was born in the year 1949 On This Day.

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22 December-Maurice Gibb

Maurice Gibb CBE together with his brothers Robin and Barry formed the pop group The Bee Gees. The group, which was formed in 1958, became one of the world’s best-selling and most successful music groups of all time.

Maurice Ernest Gibb and his twin brother Robin Hugh Gibb were born in December 1949 in Douglas Isle of Man. When Maurice was four years old the Gibb family moved to Manchester in 1955. Always interested in music and singing, the Gibb brothers began performing in public from an early age. Following the formation of the Bee Gees, Maurice, a singer and songwriter, played both guitar and keyboard.

The Bee Gees had their first international hit in 1967. During the 1970’s they enjoyed success with songs such as ‘Staying Alive’ and ‘How Deep Is Your Love’. The three brothers continued to record and perform until Maurice died in Miami Beach, Florida at the age of 53 on January 12th 2003.

Maurice Ernest Gibb, CBE was born in Douglas, Isle of Man in the year 1949 On This Day.

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