Every week we go back to re-visit some of the significant happenings that took place in living memory; just about, for some of us.
To remind ourselves of how life has changed and how some things stay the same it is fascinating to note what made the news this week, starting 1st December in years past.
Some of the events that seemed momentous at the time have now been absorbed into everyday life.
1961 The contraceptive pill is made available on the NHS
1988 Edwina Currie provoked outrage by saying that most British eggs were infected by salmonella
1990 The Channel Tunnel joins Britain and France as the last wall is removed
1995 Rogue Trader Nick Leeson is jailed for 6 years
3rd Musician Ozzie Osborne is 66 and presenter Eamon Holmes is 55
5th Culture Minister Sajid Javid is 45
6th Actress Arabella Weir is 57 and Animator Nick Park is 59
7th Actress Sue Johnston is 71