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.

john f kennedy oathTo 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 18th January

1966: Indira Gandhi takes charge in India – The only daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi, becomes the first woman prime minister of India.

MMR1961: John F Kennedy sworn in as US president – The Democrat John F Kennedy is sworn in as the youngest ever elected president of the United States.

1972: UK unemployment tops one million – The number of people out of work and claiming benefit rises above one million, causing uproar in the House of Commons.

2001: MMR triple vaccine declared safe – The government launches a £3m campaign to convince parents the controversial MMR triple vaccine is safe.

Kevin Costner, Whitney Houston credit IMDB http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjMwNzIzMjc1MF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNTk0Mjg5MTE@._V1._CR0,0,2067,1400.6500244140625__SX709_SY689_.jpgCelebrity Birthdays

18th – American actor and co-star of the film The Bodyguard, Kevin Costner is 61

19th – Country singer Dolly Parton is 70

20th – Pop singer and member of Take That, Gary Barlow is 45 and astronaut Buzz Aldrin is 86

21st – R&B singer Billy Ocean is 67