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 in history, starting 23rd August
1963: King’s dream for racial harmony – The fight for racial equality in the United States moved a step closer to victory today as Martin Luther King spoke of his dream for freedom in an address to thousands of Americans
1967: Penguins cool off in heat wave – Two penguins from Chessington Zoo have been taken on a day trip to a local ice-rink to cool off during London’s sweltering temperatures
1985: Budd smashes 5,000m record – The controversial athlete, Zola Budd, has broken the world 5,000m record. Barefoot.
1989: Voyager spacecraft reaches Neptune – The unmanned Voyager 2 spacecraft has sent back the first close-up pictures of Neptune and its satellite planets
25th – Singer Billy Rae Cyrus is 54 and Actor Sean Connery is 85
29th – Comedian Lenny Henry is 57