May 15, 2017 ON THIS DAY

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May 15, 2017 ON THIS DAY


Byline: Compiled by ETAN SMALLMAN and ADAM JACOT DE BOINOD

FROM THE DAILY MAIL ARCHIVE

MAY 15, 1952 COLIN GROUNDWATER, 22, yesterday became the first man in Britain to be arrested and jailed as a result of his appearance on a television programme.

In What's My Line? last January he gave his correct name and said his occupation was a frogman in the Orkneys. He received three guineas for his appearance. Just previously he had persuaded a bank official he had an account and had given his name as Stuart. The official saw 'Stuart' on TV and told police. Groundwater admitted obtaining a PS1,275 car by worthless cheques.

MAY 15, 1968 TWO of The Beatles, John Lennon and Paul McCartney, said today that their recent involvement with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi was 'a mistake'. The pair told a Press conference in New York: 'He was human. For a while we thought he was not.'

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

ANDY MURRAY, 30. The Glasgow-born Olympic gold medal-winning and world No. 1 tennis player became the first British male in 77 years to win Wimbledon in 2013 (pictured). He has only tried alcohol once -- and was sick outside a club in Barcelona.

ZARA PHILLIPS, 36. The daughter of Princess Anne was known for her piercings and for sunbathing topless and bungeejumping on her gap year in Australia before she proved herself as an equestrian, becoming an eventing world champion. She married former England rugby player Mike Tindall in 2011, after the pair were introduced by Prince Harry.

BORN ON THIS DAY

L. FRANK BAUM (1856-1919). The U.S. author of the Wonderful Wizard Of Oz books, that inspired the 1939 film with Judy Garland (right), got the name of his wizard while staring at a drawer of his filing cabinet labelled 'O to Z'. …

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