On this day October 27 - November 2, 2019 (week 44) infographic
Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries on each day for the week.


On this day October 27 - November 2, 2019 (week 44)

By Julie Mullins

October 27, 2019 - November 2, 2019 - Graphics show birthdays and anniversaries for each day of the week.This week features Leicester City football club, F1 driver Lewis Hamilton, King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia, the Italian sweet bread Pandoro, India’s Statue of Unity, the Sistine Chapel in Rome and the opening of the first motorway in Britain.

October 27, 2018: Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Thai businessman and owner of Leicester City football club, died in a helicopter crash as he left the stadium after a match

October 28, 2018: Lewis Hamilton secured his fifth F1 title, putting him joint second in the all-time standings with Juan Manuel Fangio, behind only Michael Schumacher’s seven titles

October 29, 2004: Norodom Sihamoni was crowned King of Cambodia. He succeeded his father, Norodom Sihanouk, who chose to abdicate due to ill health

October 30, 1894: A patent was obtained for industrial production of the Italian sweet bread, Pandoro. Meaning Golden Bread, it was previously affordable only to the rich

October 31, 2018: India unveiled the 182m Statue of Unity, depicting its first deputy prime minister, Vallabhbhai Patel. The bronze-clad statue was assembled by 4,000 labourers

November 1, 1512: Michelangelo’s painted ceiling in the Sistine Chapel in Rome, renowned for its complex design and brilliant execution, was unveiled to the public

November 2, 1959: The first stretch of the M1, Britain’s first motorway, was opened. Initially it had no speed limits, no central reservation or crash barriers, and no lighting

PUBLISHED: 15/10/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Newscom, Getty, Associated Press
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