Wednesday, 16 March 2016

16 March

My goodness – what a tough day to find lucky events! In 1870, the first version of the overture fantasy Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky received its première performance and in 1872, The Wanderers F.C. won the first FA Cup, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1-0 at The Oval in Kennington, London. Finally, in 1958, the Ford Motor Company produced its 50 millionth automobile, the Thunderbird, averaging almost a million cars a year since the company's founding.

Famous people born on this day include Jimmy Nail, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor, born 1954 and Jerome Flynn, English actor, born 1963. I told you it was a tough day!

Thank goodness for Otis Redding, who was number one on the US Billboard on this day in 1968 with “(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay":

Sittin' in the morning sun
I'll be sittin' when the evening comes
Watching the ships roll in
Then I watch them roll away again, yeah

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watchin' the tide roll away, ooh
I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time

Ah, all is good in the world again! Have a lovely, relaxing day my friend!