On this week in History

On this week in History

Prince Rainier and Grace KellyEvery 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 13th April 2015

1956   Prince Rainier marries Grace Kelly in Monaco

1964   Sidney Poitier becomes the first black man to win an Oscar for Best Actor

John McCarthy1984   WPC Yvonne Fletcher is shot and killed outside the Libyan embassy in London

1986   John McCarthy is abducted on his way to the airport in Beirut

2005   Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger becomes the new Pope, Pope Benedict XVI

Peter DavidsonThis week’s Birthdays

13th            Actor Peter Davison is 64

14th             Actor Peter Capaldi is 57 and actress Julie Christie is 74

Peter Capaldi15th             Actress Emma Thompson is 56

16th            Pope Benedict XVI is 88

17th           Singer/entrepreneur Victoria Beckham is 41

18th          Actor David Tennant is 44 and actress Hayley Mills is 69

Spot the Doctor Who connection!