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.

James DeanTo 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 28th September

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.

Meatloaf1968: 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.

Dita von TeeseCelebrity Birthdays

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