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It's A Date: Craig Hignett

13 June 2016

We study the date that Craig Hignett was born and bring you the people and events connected with his birthday.

The Pools boss celebrated his birthday on Monday 12th January 1970 - and here's what we've dug up about the date...

Birthday Buddies
Former athlete Brendan Foster was born in Hebburn on the same day as the Pools boss in 1948; now famed for being behind the Great North Run, Foster was a decorated long-distance runner in the 1970s.

Melanie Chisholm became known as Mel C or Sporty Spice when she formed part of 1990s girl-group The Spice Girls; she shares a birthday with Hignett having been born on the same day in 1974.

Another person who hits the right notes and shares a birthday with the Pools boss is Pixie Lott; the Turn It Up singer was born in 1991 in Bromley.

Liverpool star Emre Can was born on the same day as Hignett; the German midfielder was born in Frankfurt in 1994.

In The Headlines
Tonghai County in the Yunnan province of China is struck by an intense 7.1 earthquake – the death toll would top 15,000 and almost 27,000 people were injured

Diana Ross and The Supremes were preparing for their farewell live concert at the Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas.

The Greater London Council announced plans to build the Thames Barrier at Woolwich to prevent flooding – it opened in 1981.

Later in the month, Mick Jagger is fined £200 for possession of cannabis.

Topping The Charts
1 Two Little Boys (Rolf Harris)
2 Ruby Don’t Take Your Love To Town (Kenny Rogers & the First Edition)
3 Suspicious Minds (Elvis Presley)
4 All I Have To Do Is Dream (Bobbie Gentry & Glen Campbell)
5 Tracy (The Cuff Links)

The Day In History
1895 – The National Trust is founded in the United Kingdom.

1969 – One of the world’s greatest sporting upsets occurs in America as the New York Jets defeat the Baltimore Colts to claim Super Bowl III.

1976 – Popular English novelist Agatha Christie passed away at the age of 85, perhaps best known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short stories including Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot.

2004 – The world’s largest oceanliner, RMS Queen Mary II, makes its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York.

My Birthdays

18th Birthday?
"I was at Liverpool as an apprentice at the time so I threw an 18th birthday party – but I can’t remember much about it!"

21st Birthday?
"We had a game on my 21st birthday so we had a gathering in a pub in Crewe called The Bowling Green. My parents, friends and some team-mates came along and we had a great night."

Best Birthday?
"That’s a tough one because I have had so many great birthdays! One year when I was about 8 or 9 I got an Evil Knievel toy and a Kevin Keegan tracksuit and that stuck with me forever, it was amazing!"

Best Birthday Present?
"It has to be that Evil Knievel toy. He was on his bike and he could take off from the ramp, it was fantastic. I probably still have that to this day somewhere because I loved it."

Worst Birthday Present?
"It’s when people buy stuff for the house, which I have no interest in. As I’ve got older and got a house people buy you stuff for it and I just think ‘why?’! I’m not selfish the rest of the year but on that one day I would like people to buy me something for me – not something for the house!"

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