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.
On this week in History
Some of the events that seemed momentous at the time have now been absorbed into everyday life.
1969 Sir Matt Busby retires as Manager of Manchester United
1976 Agatha Christie dies aged 85 having sold over 300 million books
1983 Breakfast News broadcast by the BBC featuring Frank Bough and Selina Scott
2002 Foot and Mouth UK is declared free from the disease after 3 months without infection
This week’s celebrity Birthdays
13th Madness singer Suggs is 54
15th Royal Princess Michael of Kent is 70
17th Singer Eartha Kitt is 88 and Boxer Muhammed Ali is 73
18th Actor Kevin Costner is 60 and Author Raymond Briggs is 81