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 2nd February in years past.
Some of the events that seemed momentous at the time have now been absorbed into everyday life.
1958 Munich Air Crash kills 21 including 7 Manchester United players
1987 Terry Waite kidnapped the Church of England Envoy is Lebanon
1990 Apartheid is dismantled by De Klerk in South Africa
2005 Helen MacArther becomes the fastest person to sail solo around the world
2nd Actor David Jason is 75
3rd Singer and entertainer Val Doonican is 88
4th Musician Alice Cooper is 67
5th Actress Charlotte Rampling is 69
6th Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck is 75
7th Comedian and marathon runner Eddie Izzard is 53