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.
1988: Johnson stripped of Olympic gold – Sprinter Ben Johnson is sent home from the Seoul Olympic Games in disgrace.
1955: James Dean killed in car smash – Hollywood actor James Dean is killed when his sports car is involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle.
1968: Birth of sextuplets stuns Britain – A woman gives birth to six babies in what is being hailed as the first recorded case of live sextuplets in Britain
1957: Sputnik satellite blasts into space – A Russian satellite has been launched into space – the first man-made object ever to leave the Earth’s atmosphere.
27th – Actress Gwyneth Paltrow is 43 and singer Meatloaf is 68
28th Dancer and burlesque performer Dita Von Teese is 43
29th – Actress Patricia Hodge is 69
30th Strictly Come Dancing professional Ola Jordan is 33