This week in history – 22nd September 2014

This week in history – 22nd September 2014

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.

ITV logosTo 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 22nd September, in years past.

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

1944 Airborne Invasion of Holland fails and troops retreat from Arnhem

1955  ITV  is televised bringing advertisements for the first time

Hair 19681968  Hair the musical   opens in London the day after the abolition of theatre censorship

1976   Rhodesia   introduces black majority rule

2000   Steve Redgrave  wins his fifth gold Olympic medal

This week’s Birthdays

Olivia Newton JohnMichael Douglas23rd        Singer Julio Inglesias is 71

24th      Comedian  Jack Dee is 52

25th      Actor Michael Douglas  is 70

26th      Actress and singer Olivia Newton John is 66