On this week in history

On 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.

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.

Terry-Waite1953   Sweet Rationing Ends   in Britain after 10 years

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

David JasonThis week’s Birthdays

Charlotte Rampling

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