Isle of Man in History

Historical Events

  • 1905-09-14 RAC Tourist Trophy first run on Isle of Man
  • 1907-05-07 Charles Collier wins 1st Isle of Man TT Race: (38.22 mph)
  • 1973-07-05 Isle of Man begins issuing its own postage stamps
  • 1973-08-03 Flash fire kills 51 at amusement park (Isle of Man, UK)

Famous Birthdays

  • 1815-02-12 Edward Forbes, Douglas Isle of Man, English Naturalist and pioneer in the field of biogeography
  • 1914-05-24 Clifford Irving, Chairman (Isle of Man government)
  • 1917-07-23 Charles Kerruish, president (Tyndwald Isle of Man)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1949-12-22 Maurice Gibb, English rocker (Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever), born in Douglas, Isle of Man (d. 2003)

Guitarist of the Bee Gees Maurice Gibb
Guitarist of the Bee Gees
Maurice Gibb

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1949-12-22 Robin Gibb, English rocker (Bee Gees-Saturday Night Fever), born in Douglas, Isle of Man (d. 2012)

Singer-songwriter Robin Gibb
Singer-songwriter
Robin Gibb