This week in history – 27th October 2014

This week in history – 27th October 2014

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.

Franco spain

In Spain General Franco’s dictatorship ends in 1975

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

john cleese

John Cleese is 74 on the 27th October


Charlie’s Angel Kate Jackson will be 65 on the 29th

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