Miss World
Creator
Creator Eric Morley
Eric Morley
Born26 September 1918
Holborn, London
Died9 November 2000 | Age 82
London


Eric Morley 1951

Miss World, the first international beauty pageant, was created in Britain by Eric Morley in 1951. It was held on 29 July 1951 at the Lyceum Ballroom in London, England.

Miss World

Morley had arranged the beauty event as a one-off for the Festival of Britain. A total of 26 contestants competed for the title. The event was called a Bikini Contest to promote the new swimsuit of the time. The press saw it as an international event because some of the entrants came from around the world.

First Winner
The winner was Kerstin 'Kiki' Håkansson from Stockholm, Sweden.
Miss World1951
Miss World1951


 

Wide appeal
Rosemarie Frankland was Miss World in 1961 representing United Kingdom
Rosemarie Frankland was Miss World in 1961 representing United Kingdom

The BBC started to broadcast the Miss World show in 1959. It became one of the the most popular shows in Britain. The pageant is now broadcast in over 140 countries.

Eric Morley died in 2000 and his wife Julia became the chairwoman of the Miss world organization. As the the biggest Miss world pageant show in the world it has earned £250 million for charity.



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In History
  • 16 February 1834.
    This month 190 years ago the world lost Lionel Lukin
  • 14 February 1779.
    This month 245 years ago the world lost Captain Cook
  • 05 February 1790.
    This month 234 years ago the world lost William Cullen
  • 10 February 1868.
    This month 156 years ago the world lost David Brewster
  • 26 February 1884.
    This month 139 years ago the world lost Alexander Wood
  • 10 February 1912.
    This month 112 years ago the world lost Joseph Lister
  • 23 February 1965.
    This month 59 years ago the world lost Stan Laurel
  • 08 February 2017.
    This month 7 years ago the world lost Peter Mansfield
  • 17 February 2011.
    This month 13 years ago the world lost Ron Hickman
  • Trouser Press. 100 years ago July 8 1924 Peter Corby was born
  • 21 February 1741.
    This month 283 years ago the world lost Jethro Tull
  • 19 February 1927.
    This month 97 years ago the world lost Herbert Akroyd Stuart
  • 06 February 1804.
    This month 220 years ago the world lost Joseph Priestley
  • 200 years ago in 1824 Portland cement is patented
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