1940

John Lennon is born

John Winston Lennon was born on 9 October 1940 in the Liverpool Maternity Hospital, Oxford Street, Liverpool, to Julia Lennon (née Stanley) and Alfred “Freddie” Lennon.

Ringo Starr is born

Ringo Starr was born Richard Starkey on 7 July 1940, at 9 Madryn Street in the Dingle area of Liverpool.

Stuart Sutcliffe is born

The Beatles’ future bassist Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe was born at the Simpson Memorial Maternity Pavilion Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland, which was incorporated into the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.