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0931 - Photo: Peter Groom.

D9017 powers the 1A50 17:00 King's Cross - Newcastle, "Tees Tyne Pullman" through Harringay on the 16th May 1963.

 

 

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1963
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January

02 - 50 die as Vietcong guerrillas shoot down five US helicopters in Vietnam.
08 - The 'Mona Lisa' goes on show in Washington National Gallery.
14 - De Gaulle rebuffs UK's plans to join Common Market.
15 - BBC ends ban on mentioning politics, royalty, religion and sex in comedy shows.
16 - Khrushchev warns nuclear war would kill 800 million -  Russia has 100 megaton bomb.
17 - Industrial action by electricity workers in London causes blackouts.

February

01 - 67 die in Turkey as plane crashes in market square.
09 - First test flight of Boeing 727.
11 - Princess Margaret's visit to France is cancelled - Macmillan: "A snub for De Gaulle".
14 - Harold Wilson becomes leader of the Labour party.
........Leeds General surgeons tell of successful kidney transplant.
15 - French police foil assassination attempt on De Gaulle.
21 - New British 5 notes issued showing Britannia without her helmet.
22 - 300 die in Libyan earthquake.

March

15 - John Profumo offers to resign from government.
17 - 11,000 are killed as volcano on Mount Agung erupts in Bali.
21 - First automatically controlled tube trains introduced in London.
.......US jail Alcatraz closes.
27 - Beeching's axe falls on BR branch lines - 2,128 stations are to close.
30 - Ayala wins Grand National.

April

12 - Martin Luther King is arrested for leading civil rights march in Alabama.

May

01 - Second James Bond film 'From Russia With Love' is released.
05 - 1,000 arrested in new civil rights march in Alabama.
07 - US launch second Telstar satellite.
08 - Comedian max Miller dies.
25 - FA Cup Final: Manchester United 3, Leicester City 1.
29 - 10,000 die in East Pakistan as cyclone hits - 500,000 are homeless.
........Relko wins the Derby.

June

04 - Pan Am places order for Concorde.
05 - Britain rocked by Profumo sex scandal revelations: Profumo quits government.
16 - USSR put first woman - Valentina Tereshkova - into space.
17 -
Summer timetable begins - diagrams in/out of KX officially becoming all diesel.
.......Noted this day at KX were all the Deltics except D9010 & D9020, 34 Class 31's
.......and 26 Class 47's. Diesel failures & extras did of course still bring steam into KX.
18 - Heavyweight Title: Henry Cooper floors Cassius Clay but loses due to cut eye.

July

14 - BBC announces the scrapping of TV show "What's My Line".
26 - 50 mph speed limit introduced in the UK.

August

05 - Craig Breedlove sets world land speed record of 407.45 mph in US.
08 - Great Train Robbery takes place.
09 - Post Office admits Great Train Robbers get away with 2.6 million.
13 - Police find Great Train Robbers hide-out at Leatherslade Farm.
18 - James Meredith, first Negro student in Mississippi, receives his diploma.
22 - Charlie Watson is charged with the Great Train Robbery.
30 - Martin Luther King says "I have a dream" at Washington rally.

September

05 - Christine Keeler is arrested and charged with perjury.
10 - American Express card is launched in UK.
12 - 36 British tourists die as plane crashes in Pyrenees.

October

06 - 4,000 feared dead in Haiti after hurricane.
10 - Macmillan to resign as premier.
.......3,000 die as dam bursts in Italy.
18 - Lord Home becomes new UK prime minister.
31 - Beatlemania hits UK.

November

04 - Beatles appear at Royal Command Performance.
10 - 616 die in two Japanese disasters: a pit explosion and train crash.
22 - President John Kennedy assassinated in Dallas, Texas.
24 - Lee Harvey Oswald, charged for killing Kennedy,  shot as millions watch on TV.
26 - Jack Ruby indicted for killing Lee Harvey Oswald.

December

01 - Railway Magazine carried an article concerning Deltic diagrams.
03 - Nelson Mandela goes on trial in South Africa for treason.
06 - Christine Keeler is jailed for nine months.
10 - Roy James is arrested in London in connection with Great Train Robbery.
14 - Blues singer Dinah Washington dies.
23 - 117 die aboard blazing cruise liner Lakonia - 919 are rescued.
28 - BBC transmit last ever "That Was The Week That Was".

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