Browsing: Decades

January 01 – In Britain, Alf Ramsey is knighted and Bobby Moore gets an OBE in the New Years Honours. 01 – 48-hour ceasefire ends…

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January 04 – Number of US troops in Vietnam reaches 486,000. 04 – The search for Australian Prime Minister Harold Holt’s body at Portsea in…

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January 01 – West Indies cricketer and politician Sir Learie Constantine becomes Britain’s first black life peer. 01 – Ohio State beats Southern California, 27…

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January 01 – In Australia, Bob Hawke becomes ACTU president. 01 – The age of majority in Britain is reduced from 21 to 18. 01…

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January 02 – 66 Football fans are killed when a barrier collapses at Ibrox Park in Glasgow following a match between old firm rivals Celtic…

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January 01 – French singer Maurice Chevalier dies (b. 1888) in Paris. He is 83. 03 – An IRA bomb injures 55 women and children…

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January 01 – Britain, Denmark and Ireland join the European Economic Community (the “Common Market”) bringing the total number of member states to nine. 01…

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January 01 – Golda Meir wins Israeli election. 01 – 38 Italians die when an Italia Airlines Fokker Friendship crashes near Turin. There are four…

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January 01 – The Watergate criminal trial ends. Aides of former President Nixon (John N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman, Robert Mardian and John D. Ehrlichman)…

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January 02 – 22 die as hurricane winds rock Britain. 05 – The Khmer Rouge drafts a new constitution in Cambodia, renaming it Democratic Kampuchea. 05 – Former…

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January 01 – Groucho Marx dies in Los Angeles. 02 – Legendary jazz pianist and composer Erroll Garner dies. 03 – Former Home Secretary Roy Jenkins…

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January 01 – An Air India jumbo jet explodes in mid-air and crashes into the sea off Bombay killing 213. 03 – Indira Gandhi is…

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January 01 – USA and China establish diplomatic relations. 04 – Ohio agrees to pay $675,000 to families of the dead and injured in Kent…

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January 01 – In Northern Quebec (Canada), a fire kills 45 people at the Opemiska Club after a young man sets fire to party decorations…

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January 01 – Greece becomes the 10th member of the Common Market (EEC). 02 – Fire breaks out at La Scala Opera House in Milan,…

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January 02 – Erica Roe Streaks at Twickenham. 03 – South Korea lifts its night-time curfew after 36 years. 05 – Public donations to the…

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January 01 – Two women are trampled to death and 140 severely injured as crowds dispersing after the traditional New Year celebrations in Trafalgar Square,…

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January 01 – Brunei becomes independent of Britain. The Sultan of Brunei appoints himself Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Home Affairs Minister. 01 – After…

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January 01 – Dusty Hill of ZZ Top is accidentally shot in the stomach by his girlfriend, Jane Ellen Henderson. She is pulling his boots off…

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