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 13th October, in years past.
1954 Christopher Chataway beats world record for 5,000m by 5 seconds in London
1969 New 50p piece comes into circulation
1978 John Paul II becomes the first non Italian Pope for 400 years and is the youngest ever at 58 years old
1987 Hurricane force winds batter southern England with very little warnings.
1996 Handguns banned by the Government after the Dunblane massacre
13th Politician Margaret Thatcher would have been 89
14th Singer Cliff Richard is 74
16th Actress Angela Lansbury is 89
18th Tennis player Martina Navratilova is 58
19th Actor Michael Gambon is 74