27 November-Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was a martial artist, actor and film director who was a native of the USA. He is best known for movies such as ‘Fists of Fury’ and ‘Enter the Dragon’. Time magazine named Lee as one of the most influential people of the 20th century.

Bruce Lee was born Lee Jun-fan in in San Francisco, California in 1940. He moved to Hong Kong with his family when he was still an infant. In Hong Kong he appeared in several movies as a child. He moved to the United States at the age of 18 to attend the University of Washington. He taught martial arts while attending university.

In 1966 Bruce Lee appeared in the television series ‘The Green Hornet’. His first film ‘The Big Boss’ was a major success when released in 1972. Lee was equally successful with films such as ‘Fist of Fury’ and ‘Way of the Dragon’. He died shortly before the release of his film ‘Enter the Dragon’ in 1973. He was just 32 years old.

Bruce Lee, martial artist, actor and film director, was born in San Francisco in the year 1940 On This Day.

Hong Kong – Bruce Lee

 

 

 

 

18 August-Walter Chrysler

Walter Chrysler was an engineer and automobile manufacturer who was a native of the United States. He founded the Chrysler Corporation in 1925. The Chrysler Corporation has its headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It is now a subsidiary of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Walter Percy Chrysler was born in Wamego, Kansas on April 2nd 1875. He trained as a railroad mechanic. Chrysler worked with railroad companies until 1911 when he began working for the Buick Motor Company in Flint, Michigan. He worked in various automobile manufacturing roles before he established the Chrysler Corporation, in Detroit, Michigan, in 1925.

Walter Chrysler, founder of the Chrysler Corporation, died at the age of 65 in the year 1940 On This Day.

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Walter P. Chrysler at White House.png

 

06 November-Johnny Giles

Johnny Giles is a native of Dublin. He is a former Irish international football player who played with distinction for his country. He acted as player-manager of Republic of Ireland national football team from 1973 to 1980. Giles played most of his club football in England.

Michael John Giles was born in Dublin in 1940. Born into a footballing family he played for Dublin club Stella Maris as a youth. At the age of sixteen he moved to England where he began his playing career with Manchester United. Giles remained with Manchester United until 1963, making 99 appearances for the club and scoring 10 goals.

In 1963 Johnny Giles transferred to Leeds United. During the following 12 years he made 383 appearances with the club and scored 88 goals. From 1975 until his retirement in 1983 Giles played successively for West Bromwich Albion, Philadelphia Fury and Shamrock Rovers.

Giles made his first appearance for the Republic of Ireland at the age of 18 in 1959. He went on to make 59 appearances for his country and scored five goals. Giles also served as manager of the Republic of Ireland national team and several professional football clubs. He has worked as a sports journalist and as a successful television football pundit.

Johnny Giles, former Irish international football player, was born in Dublin in the year 1940 On This Day.

07 July-Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr is a native of England. He is a drummer, singer, songwriter and actor who was the drummer of the world famous rock group the Beatles. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a Beatle in 1988. In 1998 he was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame.

Ringo Starr was born Richard Starkey in Dingle Liverpool in 1940. Interested in music from a young age he co-founded his first band at the age of 17. In 1962 he replaced Pete Best as drummer with the Beatles. As well as playing the drums Starr also sang songs such as ‘With a Little Help from My Friends’. Sometimes wrote songs for the group such as ‘Octopus’s Garden’.

Ringo Starr was born in the year 1940 On This Day.

Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr

 

 

19 January-Dublin Airport

Dublin Airport is located in Collinstown 10km north of Dublin city Ireland. It is the busiest international airport on the island of Ireland catering for almost 30 million passengers annually. Dublin Airport is served by over forty airlines including Aer Lingus and Ryanair. The airport caters for short, medium haul and intercontinental flights.

A military airbase was built at Collinstown during World War 1. Work on the development of a civil airport began at Collinstown in 1937. The work was completed two years later and the first flight from the airport took off, bound for Liverpool England. Since that flight over 400 million passengers have passed through Dublin Airport.

Dublin Airport officially opened with a 9:00am flight to Liverpool in the year 1940 On This Day.

Dublin Airport