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On this day.

May 16, 1953

BOYS and girls of Huddersfield Junior Youth Orchestra had to move themselves into the main hall because the stage was too small at a musical festival in Pontefract.

1888 Emile Berliner gave the first demonstration of flat disc recording and reproduction before members of the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

1929 The first Academy Awards ceremony was held in Hollywood; the name Oscar was not used for another few years. Emil Jannings was the first Best Actor and Janet Gaynor Best Actress.

1956 Jim Laker, playing for Surrey, took all 10 Australian wickets for 88 in 46 overs at The Oval. A month later, playing for England, he took 19 wickets in the Test match against Australia at Old Trafford.

BIRTHDAYS Roy Hudd, comedian, 72; Judy Finnigan, TV presenter, 60; Christian Lacroix, fashion designer, 57; Pierce Brosnan, (pictured) former James Bond star, 55; Olga Korbut, former Olympic champion gymnast, 53; Hazel O'Connor, singer and actress, 53; Debra Winger, actress, 53; Janet Jackson, soul singer, 42; Gabriela Sabatini, former tennis player, 38.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:May 16, 2008
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