This week in History

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 25th May 2015

Pope John Paul II1950 Petrol rationing ends after 11 years with drivers tearing up their ration books

1968 Manchester United become the first English club to win the European Cup

1982 Pope John Paul II visits Canterbury Cathedral and meets Robert Runcie

1994 National Lottery is awarded to Camelot

1998 “Ginger Spice” Geri Halliwell leaves the Spice Girls

This week’s Birthdays

Ian McKellen25th Actor Sir Ian McKellan is 76

27th Chefs Jamie Oliver is 40 and Heston Blumental is 49 and Entertainer Cilla Black is 72

28th Singer Kylie Minogue is 47

Cilla Blakc29th Actors Perry Fensick is 53 and Rupert Everett is 56

30th Footballer Steven Gerrard is 35

31st Actor and director Clint Eastwood is 85