Sunday 8th August 2021
On This Day in Doncaster History more»1648: Oliver Cromwell arrives in Doncaster to reinforce the siege of Pontefract while awaiting artillery to arrive.
1936: Duty Free actor Keith Barron was born in Mexborough.
1962: The Beatles were excused their regular Wednesday night spot at the Cavern club to travel 86 miles to Doncaster for a larger venue.
1991: Journalist John McCarthy is freed from 5 years as a hostage of Islamic Jihad terrorists in Lebanon, his girlfriend Jill Morrell campaigned for his release from her home in Doncaster.
1997: Doncaster's Corn Exchange re-opens after the 1994 fire.
2008: Doncaster's Taekwondo champion Sarah Stevenson takes bronze in Beijing Olympics after her opponent was controversially disqualified.
191 Years Ago Today
Local eccentric and prankster Jemmy Hirst dies.»