1991: Thatcher retired from Commons at the general election.
1954: Millions of people witnessed a total eclipse of the Sun
2005: Millions rock to Live8 message around the globe persuading political leaders to tackle poverty in Africa.
2001: After eight week trial Barry George was sentenced to life for the murder of Jill Dando
28th – Eastenders actor Adam Woodyatt is 47
30th – Ex-boxer Mike Tyson is 49 and Chef James Martin is 43
1st – The late Princess Diana is 54 and Blondie singer Debbie Harry is 70
2nd – Model Jerry Hall is 59