03 - The 1,000,000th Morris Minor
rolls of the production line.
11 - BR orders enquiry as to why the Queen's train broke down causing
delay of one hour.
24 - Lioness Elsa, from Joy Adamson's book 'Born Free', dies.
30 - 'The Pill' goes on sale in the UK.
31 - US send Ham the chimp 150 miles into space for 18 minute flight -
an apple is his reward.
01 - Plans announced for a 507-ft tall
Post Office tower in London.
24 - Jodrell Bank sends message to Australia by bouncing signals of the
01 - First suspect is identified as a
result of an 'Identi-kit' picture.
06 - George Formby dies.
09 - USSR launch and recover space rocket containing a dog.
13 - A dam burst in Kiev kills 143.
15 - Dr. Beeching becomes head of British Railways.
25 - Nicolaus Silver wins Grand National.
09 - 150 die as fire sweeps through
British liner Dara in Persian Gulf.
17 - Tottenham Hotspur are football league champions.
22 - Russian Yuri Gagarin is the first man into space.
28 - Britain applies to join Common Market.
05 - US put Alan Shepard into space.
06 - FA Cup final: Tottenham Hotspur 2, Leicester City 0.
13 - Actor Gary Cooper dies.
14 - Stirling Moss wins Monaco Grand Prix.
18 - New universities are announced at Colchester, Coventry and
22 - 'Pay-on-answer' phones are installed in UK.
25 - US announce plans to put man on the moon.
31 - Psidium wins the Derby.
04 - UK: Cigarettes rise by half-penny to around 1/9d for ten.
05 - Dr. Ramsey becomes 100th Archbishop of Canterbury.
07 - UK population rises: 52,675,094 - up by 2.5 million in ten years.
12 - "The Flying Scotsman" and
"The Talisman" services become Deltic diagrams.
14 - 'Push-button' pedestrian crossings are announced.
16 - Russian ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects in Paris.
01 - British troops land in Kuwait in
anticipation of attack by Iraq.
02 - Author Ernest Hemingway dies.
08 - Wimbledon: Rod Laver beats Charles McKinley in the men's
.......and UK's women's finalists Angela
Mortimer beats Christine Truman.
14 - Kenyatta released in Kenya.
16 - Holiday train crashes near Blackpool: 6 are dead, 116 hurt.
17 - 43 letter phonetic alphabet to be taught in certain UK schools.
21 - US launch second man - Virgil Grissom - into space.
25 - Mini budget puts 4d on cigarettes and 3d on a gallon of petrol.
04 - MP's approve proposal to join
07 - USSR launch second cosmonaut - Gherman Titov - into space for 25
08 - As East Germany cuts link with west a mass exodus ensues: 1,741
flee in 24 hours.
13 - East Germany blocks the Berlin border with barbed wire.
16 - GPO announce that the new tower will now be 603 ft tall as
opposed to 507 ft.
20 - A five foot high concrete wall is erected to replace barbed wire
on Berlin border.
23 - Tanks and troops line west side of Berlin wall.
24 - Man killed and girlfriend raped on the A6 in England.
30 - 6 die as cable car slices cable and is stranded in France - a
further 63 are rescued.
31 - Berlin wall continues to grow taller and wider.
03 - US and UK call for ban on
atmospheric nuclear testing.
10 - 13 spectators killed at the Italian Grand Prix as two cars leave
........86 die in Ireland as plane
crashes at Shannon airport.
11 - There are now 13 Deltic diagrams out of
King's Cross requiring: 5
.......Finsbury Park; 4 from Haymarket; and 4 from
Gateshead (with D9015 late on delivery).
14 - Mothercare open first shop in Kingston.
17 - Massive ban-the-bomb protests end with 850 arrests in London.
28 - Bob Dylan debuts in New York.
01 - Last steam
train runs on London Underground.
09 - Margaret Thatcher becomes parliamentary secretary.
12 - Smaller ten shilling notes enter circulation in UK.
23 - USSR explode a massive nuclear device - probably as big as 30
24 - Malta becomes independent of Britain.
31 - Stalin's body is removed from the Lenin mausoleum
10 - Stalingrad is renamed Volgograd.
11 - Stalinists removed from Russian Communist party.
12 - All public memorials to Stalin are removed in East Germany.
19 - Tank traps are built along the East side of the Berlin wall.
03 - An electrician's error plunges
south-east England into darkness for two hours.
04 - Birth pill now available through the NHS.
15 - Nazi Adolf Eichmann is sentenced to hang for war atrocities.
27 - First successfully hijacked airliner lands in Havana.