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
  • 1917-07-23 Charles Kerruish, president (Tyndwald Isle of Man)
  • 1930-11-05 Clifford Irving, American novelist and investigative reporter (hoax autobiography of Howard Hughes), born in NYC, New York (d. 2017)

Person of interestMaurice Gibb

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 interestRobin Gibb

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