08 - 93 killed as trams
collide in Holland.
09 - De Havilland launch the Trident jet plane.
11 - 3,000 are killed in landslide in Peru.
14 - Smallpox outbreak in UK - 6 dead.
22 - James Hanratty pleads not guilty to the "A6
26 - US space rocket 'Ranger 3' strays from course - it
will miss Moon by 20,000 miles.
07 - 249 miners die and
146 remain missing following pit explosion in Saar,
12 - D9020 is
delivered new and named "NIMBUS".
16 - Gales sweep UK - 11 feared dead.
17 -James Hanratty is found guilty of "A6 murder"
and will hang.
20 - John Glenn becomes first American astronaut to orbit
21 - Floods in Hamburg - 278 are missing.
26 - IRA calls of its five year campaign of violence.
01 - 93 die in New York
04 - 110 die in Cameroon's following crash of British DC-7.
....... Malta becomes fully independent.
16 - D9021 is
delivered - the final production Deltic.
.......The first USSR Cosmos satellite
19 - 300 year old skull found beneath Downing Street.
31 - Kilmore wins Aintree Grand National.
02 - The first push button
controlled 'Panda Crossings' are introduced in London.
04 - James Hanratty is hanged for the "A6 murder".
09 - UK budget sees price of new Mini fall to £495 19s 3d.
17 - France and Belgium call or UK to join EEC.
20 - UK government will set free jailed IRA terrorists
following peace offer.
23 - Stirling Moss is injured in 110 mph crash at
26 - Ariel the UK's first Satellite is launched.
.......US rocket Ranger IV crashes on
the dark side of the moon.
30 - Peter Cook takes control of ailing 'Private Eye'
02 - UK government warns
it will fine people not using the new 'Panda Crossings'!
08 - The last trolley buses are taken out of service in
24 - M. Scott Carpenter is second US astronaut to orbit
Earth - he overshoots landing by 250 miles
.......and is lost for nearly half an
25 - The new Coventry cathedral is consecrated.
31 - World Cup: England 1, Hungary 2 - in first match in Chile.
........Adolf Aichmann is hanged for war
02 - The first legal
casino, the Metropole, opens in Brighton.
03 - Air France Boeing 707 crashes in Paris - 130 die.
06 - Larkspur wins the Derby - 4 jockeys hurt following 7
horse pile up.
10 - World Cup quarter final; England 1, Brazil 3 - in
11 - 20th Century Fox scrap new Marilyn Monroe film due
to her continued absence on set.
12 - Three prisoners dig their way out of Alcatraz -
17 - World Cup final; Brazil 3, Czechoslovakia 1 - in
18 - D9000 is named
"Royal Sots Grey" at Edinburgh Waverley prior
to working 10:00.
.......A full Deltic timetable
commences on the ECML. D9000 & D9020 work the up
services respectively - it is also the 100th anniversary
of the service.
22 - French plane crashes in West Indies - 112 dead.
27 - The BBC2 channel is suggested by government
30 - The first edition of 'Police Five' is broadcast on
06 - Rod Laver wins men's final at Wimbledon.
10 - Martin Luther King is jailed for leading an illegal
march in Georgia.
11 - American Fred Baldasare is the first (frog)man to
swim English Channel underwater.
.......Telstar satellite brings live
trans-Atlantic TV coverage.
17 - US Air Force pilot sets record by flying at height
of 59 miles in an X-15 plane.
20 - The worlds first passenger hovercraft begins service
between Rhyl and Wallasey.
05 - Marilyn Monroe is
found dead in Hollywood.
06 - Jamaica becomes independent after 307 year rule by
10 - Martin Luther King is let free from jail.
14 - The tunnel beneath Mont Blanc in Italy is completed.
17 - An inquest reveals Marilyn Monroe died of an
26 - US space probe Mariner II is launched towards Venus.
31 - Trinidad and Tobago become independent remaining in
the British Commonwealth.
.......Chris Bonington and Ian Clough
become first Britons to conquer north face of the Eiger.
01 - A report reveals
world population is now 3 billion.
02 - Final (official) day of
operation for Glasgow City trams (the
last route: No.9 Auchenshuggle to Dalmuir West).
03 - An earthquake kills 20,000 in Iran.
04 - Glasgow trams finally bow out after three days of
souvenir service 250,000 turn out to say goodbye!!
14 - Poor
availability of Deltics sees only 10 in traffic with 20
required for diagrams.
18 - 18 people tunnel below the Berlin wall to escape to
25 - Sonny Liston becomes world heavyweight champion, he
beats Floyd Patterson.
26 - Floods in Barcelona kill 323.
30 - Riots in Mississippi as first black student is
allowed into university.
01 - 200 arrested in
Mississippi as James Meredith attends his first classes.
09 - Independence is granted to Uganda after 62 years of
15 - Amnesty International is formed to investigate the
abuse of human rights.
17 - Hyde Park underpass is opened and creates huge
22 - Nelson Mandela pleads not guilty to treason in South
.......US imposes arms blockade on Cuba
as USSR missile base is found on island.
28 - The threat of nuclear war is averted as USSR
promises to dismantle Cuban missile bases.
01 - USSR launches first
rocket towards Mars.
02 - President Kennedy says all USSR missile bases in
Cuba have been destroyed.
07 - Nelson Mandela is jailed for five years.
20 - The US blockade on Cuba is lifted.
24 - "That Was The Week That Was" is
transmitted for the first time on TV.
26 - US agrees to remove its missile bases from Turkey.
29 - An agreement to build Concord - first supersonic
airliner - is made between France and UK.
04 - Two British divers
set world record for underwater depth of 1,000 feet.
06 - Smog claims lives of 60 in London over three days -
fog is set to continue for next 24 hours.
07 - UK undertakes second of its underground nuclear
tests in the Nevada desert.
14 - US space probe Mariner II sends back first pictures
15 - British actor and director Charles Laughton dies.
21 - Out of 113
passenger and parcels trains observed at King's Cross
only 21 were Deltic hauled
.......and of the 22 locomotives 6
examples were not seen.