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 8th December in years past.
Some of the events that seemed momentous at the time have now been absorbed into everyday life.
1975 Icelandic gunboat opens fire on British fishery support vessels in Cod War
1979 Eddie Kidd daredevil motorcycle stuntman leaps a 80’ gap over an aqueduct in Essex
1981 Martial Law imposed in Poland and Solidarity leaders arrested
1992 Princess Anne marries Timothy Lawrence in Scotland
This week’s Birthdays
9th Actors Kirk Douglas is 98 and Judi Dench is 80
10th Actor Kenneth Brannah is 54
12th Singer Dionne Warwick is 74 and Irish entertainer Daniel O’Donnell is 53
13th Actor Dick van Dyke is 88 and Robert Lindsay is 63