18th September

It was on this day...
1970 Rocker Jimi Hendrix Is Dead

Hendrix was 27. He died at a party in London's Notting Hill Gate. Police found sleeping pills at the house.

He introduced his fans to a new method of electric guitar playing which was seen at the time to be revolutionary.

Hendrix with his band the Jimi Hendrix Experience (Mitch Mitchell on drums and Noel Redding on bass) had played at Woodstock where their rendition of Star Spangled Banner was memorable.

Legend has it that he played 'Wild Thing' on his guitar with his teeth at the Monterey International Pop Festival.

It was on this day...
1974 Doris Day Successfully Sues Her Lawyer After Losing Her Life Savings

Doris Day had been one of the biggest box office draws in the 1950's and 60's, a true icon of the cinema. Her blonde hair and every-girl nature inspired a whole generation of admirers.

When her third husband died she discovered that $20mn of her life savings had gone missing. She sued her lawyer for mismanagement. She won the case, but only received $6mn damages.

She recovered from a nervous breakdown, brought on by the loss of the money, and starred in her own highly successful television show.

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1851 The New York Daily Times appears on the newsstands for the first time. It would later drop the word Daily from it's title.

1961 United Nations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld died in suspicious circumstances on this day when the plane he was flying in crashed in what was then called Northern Rhodesia.

1975 Patty Hearst is captured

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