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.
Some of the events that seemed momentous at the time have now been absorbed into everyday life.
1969 Abolition of Hanging voted for by a large majority of MPs
1982 Gibraltar border opened by Spain for the first time in 13 years
1984 Gorbachev the next Russian leader successfully visits Britain
1988 Lockerbie town hit by crashing Pan Am jumbo jet
This week’s Birthdays
16th Abba singer Benny Andersson is 68
17th DJ Simon Bates is 68
18th Film Director Steven Spielberg is 68
20th Actress Jenny Agutter is 62
21st Actress Jane Fonda is 77