#585 Mickey Mantle / Ken Morrison – 20 October 1931

Mickey Mantle

Mickey Charles Mantle (October 20, 1931 – August 13, 1995) was an American baseball center fielder who played 18 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the New York Yankees from 1951 to 1968. Mantle is regarded by many to be the greatest switch hitter of all time, and one of the greatest players in baseball history. Mantle was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974  and was elected to the Major League Baseball All-Century Team in 1999.

Ken Morrison

Sir Kenneth Duncan Morrison CBE (born 20 October 1931) is a British businessman, who is the Life President and former chairman of Morrisons (Wm Morrison Supermarkets PLC), the fourth largest supermarket group in the United Kingdom.


Also born on this day:
Hana Hegerová is a leading Czechoslovakian singer and actress.
Lauris Elms is an Australian contralto , renowned in opera and lieder.
Mateo Martinic is a Chilean historian, politician and lawyer.
Alexander Plisetski was a prominent Russian ballet master and choreographer.
George Durrant is a prominent member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Antti Hyry is a Finnish writer.
Louis Devereux is a former English cricketer.
Zeke Bratkowski is a former All-American quarterback.
Richard Caliguiri was an American politician.
Gaston Gerald is a former American politician.
Park Wan-suh  was a South Korean writer.
Raj Krishan Gaur was an Agricultural minister from Himachal.
Jan-Olof Ekholm is a Swedish detective fiction writer.

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