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Barbados
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Barbados - Historical Events
Date Event
1668-10-23

Jews of Barbados forbidden to engage in retail trade

1694-09-27

Hurricane hits Carlisle Bay Barbados; 27 British ships sink & 3,000 die

1780-08-11

Barbados hurricane begins

1831-08-10

Hurricane hits Barbados; about 1,500 die

1942-07-20

Barbados dismiss Trinidad for 16 in 69 minutes, Derek Sealy 8-8

1948-01-22

Jim Laker takes 7-103 in his 1st Test Cricket innings v WI Barbados

1952-12-23

Alain Bombard arrives in Barbados after 65 days at sea proving his theory that a shipwrecked person could survive with almost no provisions, despite having lost 25 kg (65 lbs)in weight

1966-11-30

Barbados gains independence from Great Britain (National Day)

1970-07-12

Thor Heyerdahl crosses Atlantic on raft Ra II, arrives in Barbados from Morocco in 57 days

1976-10-06

Cubana Flight 455 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean after two bombs, placed by terrorists with connections to the CIA, exploded onboard shortly after taking off from Bridgetown, Barbados. All 73 people on-board were killed.

1982-03-20

1st-class debut of Richie Richardson, Leeward Is v Barbados

1984-01-16

Paul & Linda McCartney arrested in Barbados-possession of cannabis

1985-02-08

1st-class cricket debut of Jimmy Adams (age 17), Jamaica v Barbados

1986-05-28

Democratic Labor Party wins parliamentary election in Barbados

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Barbados - Birthdays
Date Event
1855-06-22

Sam Morris, Hobart, cricketer (Barbados parents only black Aus player)

1898-04-12

Grantley H Adams, president of Barbados

1916-11-15

Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, governor-general of Barbados

1918-04-07

C B Bertie Clarke, cricketer (Barbados & West Indian leg-spinner)

1919-10-07

Gabriel Dell, Barbados, actor (Steve Allen Show)

1920-01-21

Errol Walton Barrow, PM of Barbados (DLP) (1966-76, 1986-87)

1937-03-24

Erskine Sandiford, premier (Barbados, 1987-94)

1943-10-11

Keith Boyce, St Peter, Barbados, cricketer (big-hitting WI all-rounder of 70's)

1948-06-22

Nolan Clarke, cricketer (Barbados bat 1970-77, later Holland stalwart)

1952-12-16

Joel Garner, Christ Church, Barbados, West Indian cricketer (two-metre West Indian pace bowler 1977-87)

1954-12-16

Joslyn Y Hoyte-Smith, Barbados, 4X400m hurdler (Olympic-bronze-1980)

1956-08-28

Beverley Goddard-Callender, Barbados, 4x100m (Olympic-bronze-1980, 84)

1961-10-18

Gladstone Small, cricketer (in Barbados England quickie with no neck)

1966-05-07

Anderson Cummins, cricketer (in Packer's Valley Barbados & WI quickie)

1969-03-16

Ottis Gibson, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI 1995)

1969-08-05

Vasbert Conniel Drakes, cricketer (Barbados fast bowler, WI ODI 1995)

Barbados - Notable Weddings

Liv TylerMar 25, 2003

Tiger WoodsOct 5, 2004

Arthur WellesleyJun 3, 2005

Barbados - Weddings
Date Event
1994-12-29

Billionaire J. Paul Getty Jr marries Victoria Holdsworth on Barbados

2003-03-25

Actress-model Liv Tyler (25) weds rock band vocalist Royston Langdon (30) at a private villa in St James, Barbados

2004-10-05

Professional golfer Tiger Woods (28) weds former Swedish model Elin Nordegren (24) at Sandy Lane Resort in St. James, Barbados

2005-06-03

Earl of Mornington, Arthur Wellesley (27) weds great-granddaughter of Lord Beaverbrook and model/make-up artist Jemma Kidd (30) in a seaside ceremony on the beach near Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados

2006-05-27

"The Lineup" anchor Kimberly Guilfoyle (37) weds "Idesign" host Eric Villency at the 5-star Sandy Lane Resort in St. James, Barbados

2009-05-08

Westlife singer Kian Egan (29) weds actress Jodi Albert (25) in Barbados

2013-05-26

Cobra Starship rocker Gabe Saporta (33) weds fashion designer Erin Fetherston at St Nicholas Abbey plantation in Barbados

Barbados - Deaths
Date Event
1987-06-01

Errol W Barrow, PM of Barbados (1961-76), dies at 67

1995-12-19

Dame Ruth Nita Barrow, governor-general of Barbados, dies at 79


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