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 15th June 2015

first woman in space1961   Rudolf Nureyev breaks free from security guards at Paris airport in a dash for freedom

1963   First woman in space Russian Valentina Tereshkova is launched

diana true story1970   Edward Heath   becomes the new Prime Minister after a surprise victory for the Conservative Party who had a majority of 30 seats

1979   Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev   US and USSR leaders sign Salt II treaty to limit arms

1984    O Levels to be replaced by GCSEs   in a shake up to education exams

Noddy Holder1992   Diana – Her True Story  reveals secrets in the book by Andrew Morton

This week’s Birthdays

1Prince William5th Singer Noddy Holder is 69

17th Tennis player Venus Williams is 35

18th Beatle Paul McCartney is 73 and cook Delia Smith is 74

19th Politician Boris Johnson is 51 and author Salman Rushdie is 68

21st Heir to the Throne Prince William is 33