Julia Stanley had first met Alf Lennon in 1928. Although her family disapproved of the sharp-talking sailor, they courted throughout the 1930s and finally married on 3 December 1938.
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The man who became The Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, was born on this day.
On this day Yoko Ono was born in Tokyo, Japan. Her mother was Isoko Ono, the granddaughter of Zenjiro Yasuda of the Yasuda banking family, and her father was Eisuke Ono, a descendant of an Emperor of Japan.
George Martin, the man who played a vital role in shaping The Beatles' recorded music, was born in Holloway, London, on 3 January 1926.