Profession: Comedian and author
Why Famous: Script-writer for the ground-breaking "The Goon Show" on BBC radio and originator of anarchic and surreal comedy.
Spike Mulligan was also an author and poet, his "On the Ning Nang Nong" was voted Britian's favourite comic poem in 1998. Milligan also wrote a novel and 7 volumes of his autobiography starting with " Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall" (1971).
- 1951-05-28 Radio programme "Crazy People" (later titled The Goon Show) premieres on the BBC, created by Spike Milligan
- 1960-01-28 "The Goon Show"'s final episode on BBC radio