This week in History

This week in History

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.

Indira-GandhiTo 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 19th January in years past.

Some of the events that seemed momentous at the time have now been absorbed into everyday life.

1965   Sir Winston Churchill   dies at the age of 90

1966   Indira Gandhi    becomes the first women Prime Minister of India

1972   UK unemployment   tops 1 million

Dolly parton1979   Public sector strike paralyses the country with the biggest walkout since 1926

1981  SDP new political party is formed by the Gang of Four

This week’s Birthdays

19th              Singer   Dolly Parton   is  69

Jools Holland20th              Film Director     David Lynch   is 69

21st               Golfer    Jack Nicklaus      is  75

22nd              TV chef Graham Kerr  is 81

24th             Musican  Jools Holland  is 57 and singer  Neil Diamond  is 74