05 - First ticket
collecting machine installed on the London Underground.
17 - Steptoe & Son is UK's most popular TV show.
20 - Trial of the Great Train Robbers begins.
21 - Average weekly wage is £16 14s 11d.
29 - U.S. launch Saturn rocket.
06 - Britain and France
agree to build a Channel Tunnel (cost - £160 million).
23 - The Beatles are mobbed on their return to Britain
following U.S. tour.
25 - Outsider Cassius Clay becomes heavy weight champion
of the world beating Sonny Liston.
29 - British holiday plane crashes in the Alps - 84 dead.
03 - Mass closure of
railway lines announced by the government.
09 - "Flying Scotsman"
service runs with 'Winged Thistle' headboard for first
........British troops involved in fighting between
Greeks and Turks in Cyprus.
10 - Prince Edward is born to Queen Elizabeth II.
27 - Ten found guilty of Great Train Robbery - twenty
still at large.
28 - Radio Caroline begins broadcasting.
30 - Clacton is seiged by Mods and Rockers.
15 - Ronald Biggs is found
guilty of his part in the Great Train Robbery.
21 - BBC 2 begins broadcasts - first programme is Play
02 - Lady Nancy Astor (first
woman MP) dies.
.......F.A. Cup final ends West Ham 3 - 2 Preston North
23 - D9004 is named
"QUEEN'S OWN HIGHLANDER" at Inverness.
27 - Nehru (Indian Prime minister) dies.
03 - Santa Claus wins the
Derby!! Ridden by Scobie Breasley.
11 - Martin Luther King jailed for trying to force
integration of a Florida restaurant.
12 - 300,000 meet the Beatles as they arrive in Australia.
14 - Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life for treason.
10 - 300 people are
injured as crowd of 150,000 welcome Beatles back to
28 - D9016 is named
"GORDON HIGHLANDER" at Aberdeen.
31 - Ranger 7 sends back first close up pictures of the
surface of the Moon.
06 - Beatles first film 'Hard
Days Night' is released.
07 - U.S. step up their action against Vietnam.
10 - Greece and Turkey accept ceasefire in Cyprus.
12 - Novelist Ian Fleming dies.
.......Great Train robber Charlie
04 - Forth road bridge
opens - Europe's longest bridge.
15 - General election is announced.
.......'The Sun' newspaper is born
following the death of the 'Daily Herald'.
28 - Harpo Marx dies.
10 - Olympic games begin
15 - Cole Porter dies.
16 - Labour and Harold Wilson narrowly win UK election.
.......China explodes A-bomb.
01 - Vietcong destroy six
U.S. planes at their Bien Hoa base.
30 - Winston Churchill celebrates 90th birthday.
05 - D9006 is named "THE
FIFE & FORFAR YEOMANRY" at Cupar.
06 - Martin Luther King preaches sermon in St. Pauls
08 - Lord Marks (Marks & Spencer's) dies.
21 - The British government votes against the death
23 - British Rail's controversial chief, Lord Beeching,
is sacked by the new Labour government.
29 - Kray brothers linked to East End killing.
31 - Donald Campbell sets World speed record on water -