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.


Johnny Cash

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 7th September

1988: BBC presenters in helicopter crash – The television presenters Mike Smith and Sarah Greene are seriously injured in a helicopter crash in Gloucestershire.

1973: Bomb blasts rock central London – Scotland Yard hunts a teenage suspect after two bombs at mainline stations injure 13 people and bring chaos to central London.

2001: US rocked by day of terror – The United States in a state of shock after a day of attacks which left thousands dead and the World Trade Centre destroyed.

toby-jones2003: Johnny Cash dies – One of the great legends of country music, Johnny Cash, dies after a short illness.

25th Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Outstanding Performance of the Year - Colin FirthCelebrity birthdays

7th – Actor Toby Jones is 48

9th – Movie actor Hugh Grant is 55 and the late entrepreneur Colonel Sanders was born on this day in 1890

10th – Actor Colin Firth is 55 and fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is 82

11th – Comedian Johnny Vegas is 44