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 6th October, in years past.
Some of the events that seemed momentous at the time have now been absorbed into everyday life.
1973 First commercial radio in Britain is broadcast
1975 Liz Taylor and Richard Burton re-marry only 16 months after getting divorced
1982 The Mary Rose rises to the surface after 437 on the sea bed
1984 A bomb explodes in Brighton where the Tory cabinet staying for the Party Conference
1992 One third of deep coal mines are to close The Government announce
7th Archbishop Desmond Tutu is 83 and President Vladamir Putin is 62
8th Actor Bill Maynard is 86 and Sigourney Weaver is 65
11th Footballer Bobby Charlton is 77
12th Broadcaster Angela Rippon is 70