01 - Stanley Mathews becomes first
professional footballer to be knighted.
03 - New England shed closes, chances of steam
working south of Peterborough
........now considerably reduced.
04 - Poet T.S.Eliot dies.
07 - A two-week package holiday to the Costa Del Sol costs £66 16/-
& Greece £93 17/-.
Ronnie & Reggie Kray are
remanded in custody for demanding money with menace.
15 - Sir Winston Churchill is gravely ill after a stroke.
16 - US Air Force jet crashes into house in Wichita, Kansas, 30 dead.
19 - Wilson tells French that Britain is to continue with Concorde
20 - Lyndon B.Johnson is sworn in as 36th President of US.
24 - Sir Winston Churchill dies at the age of 90.
30 - Churchill is buried at Blenheim Palace, Oxford.
08 - UK announces cigarette advertising
is to be banned from TV.
11 - Ringo Starr marries Maureen Cox.
15 - Singer Nat King Cole dies.
16 - BR publishes plans to slash half of network
based on Beeching report.
21 - Black Moslem leader Malcolm X is shot dead in New York.
22 - TSR-2 flies faster than the speed of sound for the first time in
23 - Whisky price war in UK as Distillers sell scotch at 7/- a bottle.
British born US comedian
Stan Laurel dies (Oliver Hardy died in 1957).
26 - Whisky price war spreads to wine as prices drop to 5/6d a bottle.
02 - Roger Moore and Patrick McGoohan
are Britain's top-earning actors at £2,000 a week.
04 - David Attenborough is appointed head of BBC2.
07 - Goldie, a Golden Eagle, escapes from London Zoo.
08 - Japanese to compete in UK for saloon car market.
09 - Trial of Kray twins begins in London.
10 - Goldie the eagle is recaptured.
17 - Egyptian King Farouk dies.
27 - Aintree: Jay Trump wins the Grand National.
06 - UK budget puts 4/- on a bottle of
Whisky and 1d on a pint.
Kray Twins are cleared of
running a protection racket.
Julie Andrews wins Oscar
for "Mary Poppins".
14 - Dakota Airways plane crashes in Jersey - 26 dead.
18 - Mods and Rockers clash in Brighton - 56 arrested.
01 - FA Cup: Liverpool 2, Leeds United
02 - Scotland Yard appeals for world help in the capture of 3 train
robbers still at large.
12 - 10,000 dead in Pakistan after cyclone.
19 - European Cup Winners Cup: West Ham 2, TSV Munich 0.
24 - Government announces Britain is to switch to the metric system.
01 - Death sentence abolished in New
250 feared dead in Japanese pit
14 - Two OBE's returned to Buckingham Palace in protest of MBE awards
18 - Drink-Drive limit to be introduced in UK.
04 - Martin Luther King calls for
an end to the Vietnam war.
13 - Johnson orders more troops to Vietnam.
15 - US probe 'Mariner IV' sends back pictures of Mars.
20 - UK lords approves bill to abolish hanging.
22 - Sir Alec Douglas Home resigns as Tory leader.
24 - Former light-heavyweight champion Freddie Mills shot dead in
27 - Ted Heath becomes Tory leader.
28 - Another 50,000 US troops arrive in Vietnam.
29 - Premiere of Beatles film "Help".
30 - ITV's Coronation Street is most popular TV programme.
01 - Jim Clark wins world motor racing
15 - 55,000 attend Beatles concert at Shea stadium in New York.
22 - India and Pakistan at war over
29 - Aston Martin launch DB6 - its first four-seater.
06 - Heath says he will take UK into
the Common Market if elected.
07 - Tallest building in Britain - the 620-foot Post Office Tower -
17 - Body of missing schoolgirl Lesley Ann Downey found in shallow
grave in the Pennines.
21 - Police find boy's body in Pennines.
26 - Beatles receive MBE's at Buckingham Palace.
27 - 36 die as airliner crashes at Heathrow airport.
28 - Ian Brady and Myra Hindley charged with "Moors
01 - Hurricane winds kill seven in UK.
08 - The death sentence is abolished in UK.
09 - Wilson drops plans to nationalize the Steel industry.
24 - An experimental 70mph speed limit is introduced on UK's
29 - Mary Whitehouse announces National Viewers and Listeners
15 - London Zoo's 'Goldie' the Golden
Eagle escapes for a second time!
22 - Broadcaster Richard Dimbleby dies of cancer.
24 - A Christmas truce is agreed in Vietnam.
27 - BP's Sea Gem oil rig collapses in north sea - 13 dead.