Maureen Cox is born

12.00pm, Sunday 4 August 1946 (67 years ago)

Maureen Cox, the future first wife of Ringo Starr, was born Mary Cox on this day in Liverpool.

She was the only child of ship’s steward Joseph Cox and his wife Florence Barrett. Mary changed her name to Maureen upon leaving school and embarking on a career as a hairdresser.

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