04 - 50 die as airliner
crashes into houses at Gatwick.
09 - NASA choose Armstong and Aldrin for first moon
14 - Sir Matt Busby announces his retirement as
Manchester United manager.
15 - Maiden voyage of QE2 is postponed due to turbine
20 - US: Nixon is sworn in as president.
24 - Ford unveil the new Capri model.
02 - Actor Boris Karloff
08 - Boeing's 747 airliner makes maiden flight.
13 - First human egg fertilised in test-tube.
21 - Week long truce in Vietnam ends.
02 - French Concorde makes
maiden test flight.
04 - Longest ever trial ends at Old Bailey - Kray twins
are found guilty.
07 - New London Underground 'Victoria Line' opens.
10 - James Earl Ray pleads guilty to murder of Martin
Luther King - he's jailed for 99 years.
11 - Author John Wyndham dies.
12 - Paul McCartney marries Linda Eastman.
22 - Soccer hooligans riot on London Underground.
28 - Dwight D. Eisenhower dies.
29 - Highland Wedding wins Aintree Grand National.
09 - British Concorde
takes off on maiden test flight.
22 - QE2 leaves Southampton on first commercial voyage.
24 - British Leyland announce the 'Maxi' motor car.
26 - FA Cup: Manchester City 1, Leicester City 0.
03 - Jimi Hendrix is
arrested for possession of heroin.
18 - Graham Hill wins Monaco Grand Prix.
22 - Apollo 10 passes the moon within 9.4 miles.
26 - Apollo 10 splashes down.
01 - Repairs to Napier Deltic power
units turns to Doncaster Works.
04 - Blakeney wins the Epsom Derby.
09 - Enoch Powell proposes repatriation of immigrants
21 - Tennis player Maureen 'Little Mo' Connolly dies.
22 - Actress Judy Garland dies.
25 - Pancho Gonzales beats Charlie Pasarell in longest
ever Wimbledon singles match...
16-14, 6-3, 11-9).
01 - Deep Purple Mk I
release 'The Book Of Taliesyn'.
........Charles becomes Prince of Wales at Caernarvon
02 - Brian Jones of 'Rolling Stones' drowns in his own
04 - Deep Purple Mk I play last gig at Cardiff 'Top Rank'.
........Ann Jones beats Billie-Jean King in Wimbledon
05 - Rolling Stones play for free in Hyde Park.
........Rod Laver beats John Newcombe in Wimbledon mens
07 - Coroner says Brian Jones died of alcohol and drugs.
10 - Deep Purple Mk II, with Ian Gillan and Roger Glover,
play Speakeasy club in London.
16 - Apollo 11 is launched.
21 - Neil Armstrong is first man on the moon.
24 - Apollo 11 splashes down.
.......Deep Purple & Royal
Philharmonic play Albert Hall (album released January
08 - Handley Page UK's
oldest aircraft manufacturer calls in the receiver.
09 - Actress Sharon Tate is murdered in Hollywood.
12 - Londonderry sees worst night of rioting since
16 - British troops begin to patrol Belfast streets.
17 - Woodstock festival ends in US - 400,000 attend.
31 - 150,000 attend 3rd night Isle of White rock festival
- Dylan headlines.
........Boxer Rocky Marciano dies in plane crash.
05 - ITV make first colour
07 - Jackie Stewart wins Italian Grand Prix and
10 - There are now 7,000 British troops in Ireland.
12 - Nixon orders B52 bombing of North Vietnam.
21 - Police break up peaceful protest of 250 squatting
hippies in building in Piccadilly.
01 - French Concorde
breaks sound barrier for first time.
05 - BBC broadcast 'Monty Pythons Flying Circus' for the
14 - New 50p coin enters circulation in the UK.
25 - Pink Floyd release double album 'Ummagumma'.
01 - Deep Purple release 'DeepPurple'
- a belated Mk I album.
05 - UK farmworkers minimum wage rises by 15/- to £13 3/-.
07 - 64 die in South African mine explosion.
11 - Barracuda Tankers, owners of Torrey Canyon, pay UK
and France £3 million compensation.
14 - Apollo 12 is launched.
24 - Apollo 12 splashes down after 2nd successful moon
27 - Rolling Stones play Madison Square Gardens.
02 - 98 are arrested in
Aberdeen after invasions of Springbok match.
04 - Chicago police shoot dead two black panthers.
18 - Death penalty is abolished in UK.
23 - Flu kills 294 in UK.
24 - Charles Manson is found guilty of Sharon Tate