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 20th April 2015

Hubble Telescope1972 – Apollo 16 safely on the moon after engine crisis

1955 – Fleet Street papers back after a 1 month strike from maintenance workers

1984 – Scientist finds the AIDs virus

1993 – IRA bomb devastates London – killing one and injuring 40

1990 – Hubble telescope makes off for space


This week’s birthdays

George TakeiPeter Frampton20th Actor George Takei is 77 and actor Nicholas Lyndhurst is 53

21st Singer Iggy Pop is 67

22nd Guitarist Peter Frampton is 64

23rd Dancer Brendan Cole is 38

24th Designer Jean Paul Gaultier is 63