17 - UK bakers put one
penny on the price of a standard loaf - now 1/3d.
20 - The Queen commutes the death sentence on a black
prisoner in Rhodesia.
24 - 117 die as Air India airliner crashes into Mont
29 - A bill permitting random breath tests on drivers is
published in the UK.
31 - US planes resume bombing of Vietnam after 37-day
1 - Actor/comedian Buster
Keaton dies aged 70.
4 - 133 are killed as plane crashes in Tokyo bay.
8 - Freddie Laker buys three BAC 111 airliners for
9 - UK Government announce plans for Nuclear power plant
10 - Watney's increase price of a pint by 1d - now 1/8d.
28 - UK prime minister Wilson calls election for March 31st.
1 - UK government
announces switch to decimal currency.
3 - BBC announce plans to broadcast in colour.
5 - British Boeing crashes into Mount Fuji in Tokyo
17 - Astronauts Neil Armstrong and David Scott complete
first space docking with Gemini 8.
.......Arkle wins the Gold Cup.
20 - Footballs World Cup goes missing from Westminster
23 - First official meeting for 400 years of the Pope and
Archbishop of Canterbury.
25 - Direct route of the Eiger is conquered by four
Germans and a Scot.
26 - Anglo wins the Grand National.
27 - World Cup is found by Pickles - a mongrel dog and
his owner in South London garden.
1 - Labour win UK election
with overall majority of 96%.
4 - USSR Luna X goes into orbit around the moon.
8 - US evacuate Americans from Da Nang in Vietnam.
9 - Sophia Loren marries Carlo Ponti in France - despite
being married in Italy!!
18 - Sound of Music wins Oscar for best film.
19 - Myra Hindley and Ian Brady go on trial at the Old
Bailey for the "Moors Murders".
.......Australian troops fly into Vietnam.
21 - State opening of parliament is televised for first
30 - Hoverlloyd begin first regular cross-channel
hovercraft services between Ramsgate & Calais.
1 - Britain's John Surtees
wins Syracuse Grand Prix in Sicily.
4 - UK dentists & doctors to receive pay rises
between 10 & 35% giving average wage of £4000.
6 - "Moors Murderers" Hindley and Brady are
sentenced to life.
14 - FA Cup: Everton 3, Sheffield Wednesday 2.
21 - Cassius Clay defeats Henry Cooper to retain world
22 - Jackie Stewart wins Monaco Grand Prix.
25 - Lady Zia Wernher's Charlottetown wins the Derby.
30 - Graham Hill wins Indianapolis 500.
1 - Bob Dylan appears at
the Royal Albert Hall with an 'Electric' backing band!
......AA announce first subscription increase since
1905 - from two to three guineas.
3 - USSR un-manned Surveyor lands on moon.
6 - First episode of "Till Death Us Do Part"
screened on the BBC.
7 - James Meredith is shot and wounded as he takes part
in Mississippi civil rights march.
......Ronald Reagan becomes governor of California.
8 - Tories ask for script of "Till Death Us Do Part"
as it calls Heath a "grammar school twit".
11 - Mary Quant and Peter Sellers receive OBEs.
20 - James White gets 18 years for his part in the "Great
29 - Barclays introduce Barclaycard - first British
30 - US bomb Hanoi for first time.
2 - Wimbledon winners: Men
- Santana, Women - Billie Jean-King.
11 - BMC and Jaguar announce a merger.
30 - Football World Cup: England 4, West Germany 2.
31 - Race riots flare in the US.
1 - UK pleasure boat sinks
of Cornish coast killing 31.
4 - Kray twins are taken in for questioning.
7 - Jack Brabham wins the German Grand Prix.
14 - US spacecraft Orbiter 1 orbits Moon.
27 - Francis Chichester sets off on lone round-the-world
31 - British airliner crashes in Yugoslavia killing 92.
2 - Yorkshire become
county cricket champions.
10 - west-end musical Oliver ends run after 6 years 3
15 - HRH Queen Mother launches nuclear submarine "Resolution"
19 - US singer Joan Baez leads black children to an all-white
school in Mississippi.
25 - 174 are killed in Japanese typhoon.
27 - BMC lay off 7,000 workers and announce 11,000
redundancies by 11th November.
29 - 20 Argentinean nationalists invade the Falkland
30 - Argentinean invaders on the Falklands surrender to
2 - Jim Clark wins US
3 - Basutoland becomes independent as Kingdom of Lesotho.
4 - UK government invokes price and wage freeze.
11 - The GPO announce all homes will have postcodes
starting with Croydon on 5th November.
.......Car makers Jensen present the 'Interceptor'.
18 - Queen pardons Timothy Evans hanged in 1950 for
killing his wife.
20 - UK unemployed is 437,229.
21 - Coal slag heap collapses on school in Aberfan - 130
23 - John Surtees wins Mexican Grand Prix.
29 - British army drops its colour bar.
31 - BMC workers strike as protest to redundancies.
4 - Floods in Italy kill
9 - Car makers Roots present the Hillman Hunter.
11 - BMC workers end strike.
15 - Gemini 12 splashes down with James Lovall and "Buzz"
24 - UK unemployed is 531,585.
30 - NASA release close-up photos of the moon.
8 - Ferry sinks in Greece
storm killing 280.
12 - Amoco announce massive North Sea gas strike.
16 - Walt Disney dies aged 65.