In Hong Kong 1960: Hong Kong actresses Nancy Kwan and Grace Chang were the contenders for the leading female role in The World Of Suzie Wong which was left vacant by the illness of France Nuyen, the South China Morning Post reported. It was estimated that it would cost more than US$800,000 (HK$6.24 million) to re-shoot the earlier reels that had been completed in the colony. 1964: Vee Meng Shaw, 32, the eldest son of film mogul Run Run Shaw, was kidnapped in Singapore while on his way to work. 1969: The Urban Services Department would exhume about 15,000 bodies from graves at four cemeteries during the year, a Government source said, adding that the programme was necessary to provide additional burial space. 1971: In football, Walter Gerard scored five goals as Rangers blasted Eastern out of the Senior Shield competition, 7-2. Around the world 1811: When Britain's King George III was declared insane, the Prince of Wales became Prince Regent and was crowned George IV in 1820. 1919: Andreas Papandreou, the Greek prime minister, was born. He was imprisoned after the military coup of 1967 and later served twice as prime minister, in 1981-89 and 1993-96. 1920: Frank Muir, the English humorist and broadcaster was born. With Dennis Norden, he wrote many classic radio scripts, including Take It From Here with the immortal Glums. 1941: Australian poet, Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson, widely credited as being the author of the song Waltzing Matilda, died. 1945: American troops under the command of General Douglas MacArthur entered the Philippines capital Manila. 1947: English actress, Charlotte Rampling, who appeared in the controversial 1974 film The Night Porter, was born. 1979: Mehdi Bazargan, an opposition leader during the reign of the ousted shah, was appointed the first prime minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran. He resigned later in the year. 1983: Klaus Barbie, who was sought as a Nazi war criminal, was jailed in Lyons, France, after he was extradited from Bolivia. 1985: Spain reopened the border with Gibraltar, ending a 16-year siege of the British dependency imposed by General Francisco Franco. 1988: Robert Richl, the American inventor of thermal knitwear, died. 1994: A mortar bomb hit a Sarajevo street market, killing 68 people. 1997: Switzerland's three biggest banks said they had created a 100 million-Swiss franc (HK$455.3 million) Holocaust memorial fund as a gesture of goodwill towards their critics. 1999: The Philippines gave child-rapist Leo Echegaray a lethal injection in its first execution since 1976. 1999: South African president Nelson Mandela made his last state-of-the-nation speech to parliament before his retirement the following May.