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 22nd June 2015

Richard bransen1981: Mark Chapman pleads guilty to Beatle’s star John Lennon’s murder

1950: North Korea invades South Korea at several points along the two countries’ joint border.

1986: Entrepreneur Richard Branson sets off on his second attempt to claim the transatlantic crossing record for Britain.

meryl streep1957: Medical Research Council finds the link between smoking and lung cancer

1960: At least 37 men were killed in a gas explosion at a coal mine in Wales.

This week’s birthdays

ricky-gervais22nd – Actress Meryl Streep is 65

23rd – Golfer Colin Montgomerie is 52

24th Fleetwood Mac founder Mick Fleetwood is 68

25th Comedian and actor Ricky Gervais is 54

27th British-Indian comedienne and actress Meera Syal is 54