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.

Gianni VersaceTo 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 13th July 2015

1985: Live Aid concert for the starving in Africa has raised triple the £10m expected.

1997: Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace was shot dead on the steps of his Miami mansion.

1969: The Apollo 11 space rocket has took off successfully from Cape Kennedy, Florida, at the start of the first attempt to land a man on the Moon.

Sarah-payne1974: An explosion in the Tower of London left one person dead and 41 injured.

2000: Police have confirmed the body they found in a West Sussex field was that of missing eight-year old Sarah Payne

Celebrity Birthdays

HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 09: Actor Harrison Ford attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' '42' at TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tom Sorensen/Moovieboy Pictures)norman cook fatboyslim13th – Actors Harrison Ford is 73 and Patrick Stewart is 75

15th – Guitarist Jo Satriani is 59

16th – DJ Norman Cook (a.k.a. Fat Boy Slim) is 52

17th – Actor and singer David Hasselhoff is 62