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.

Torvill and DeanTo 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 9th February in years past.

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

1975   Margaret Thatcher   is chosen as the first woman party leader by the Tories

charles and camilla1979 First Million pound football transfer Nottingham Forrest sign Trevor Francis

1984 Torvill and Dean win a gold medal skating to Bolero in the Winter Olympics

1990 Nelson Mandela is freed after 27 years imprisonment

2005 Charles and Camilla’s engagement is announced by Clarence House

This week’s Birthdays

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester United v Newcastle United - Old Trafford9th Singer songwriter Carol King is 73

10th Newsreader Nicholas Owen is 68 and actor Robert Wagner is 85

11th Fashion designer Mary Quant is 81 actor Burt Reynolds is 79

13th TV host Jerry Springer is 71

14th Footballer Kevin Keegan is 64