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 in history, starting 25th January
1982: UK unemployment tops three million – The number of people out of work in Britain rises above three million for the first time since the 1930s
1945: Auschwitz death camp liberated – The Red Army liberates the Nazi’s biggest concentration camp at Auschwitz in southern Poland.
1983: British drivers ordered to belt up – Drivers and front-seat passengers must wear seatbelts under a new law designed to reduce road deaths.
25th – Pop singer Alicia Keys is 35
26th – Football coach Jose Mourinho is 53
27th – TV actor Alan Cumming is 50 and Take That singer Mark Owen is 44
28th – French politician Nicolas Sarkozy is 61