Maureen Cox is born

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.

She married the Beatles' drummer on 11 February 1965, and changed her name to Maureen Starkey. The couple remained together until the 1970s.

Ringo and Maureen with baby Zak Starkey

Jane Asher is born
Paul McCartney is given a trumpet for his 14th birthday
Also on this day...

Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.

Leave a reply