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 27th October, in years past.
Some of the events that seemed momentous at the time have now been absorbed into everyday life.
1955 Princess Margaret cancels wedding she calls off her plans to marry Group Captain Peter Townsend.
1957 Lords to admit first women peers the Government reveals plans to reform the House of Lords including creating first women life peerages.
1975 Franco’s 36 year reign ends in Spain General Franco’s dictatorship ends with the announcement of heir designate Prince Carlos will take over as provisional head of state.
1977 Liberal MP denies murder plot former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe has denied any involvement in a plot to kill Norman Scott
This week’s Birthdays
27th Actor John Cleese is 74
28 Singer Cleo Laine is 86
29 Charlie’s Angel Kate Jackson is 65
30 Footballer Diego Maradonna is 53
1st Swimmer Sharon Davies is 51