01 - Minimum London
Underground fare to rise to one shilling.
.......Deep Purple release 'Concerto
for Group and Orchestra'.
02 - FA suspends George Best for one month due to
08 - Asian flu kills 4,000 in the UK.
23 - First Boeing 747 'Jumbo Jet' lands at Heathrow.
02 - In Munich the first
nerve transplant is undertaken.
16 - Joe Frazier beats Jimmy Ellis in New York to become
world heavyweight champion.
23 - 18 thalidomide
children are awarded damages totaling £369,709 in the
24 - Henry Cooper beats Jack Bodell to regain British
04 - Gay Trip wins Aintree
07 - John Wayne wins Oscar for the film True Grit.
09 - Paul McCartney issues writ for dissolution of the
11 - FA Cup: Leeds United 2, Chelsea 2.
17 - Crippled space craft Apollo 13 splashes down safely
in the Pacific.
29 - FA Cup replay: Leeds United 1, Chelsea 2.
18 - Harold Wilson calls
national elections for June 18.
19 - MCC says South Africa's cricket tour of England will
22 - South Africa cricket tour of England is cancelled.
28 - England captain Bobby Moore is accused of theft in
31 - Racehorse Arkle dies.
01 - Deep Purple release
the classic album "Deep Purple In Rock" it
04 - Lester Piggott on Nijinsky wins Epsom Derby.
07 - The Who perform the opera Tommy in New York.
14 - World Cup quarter final: West Germany 3, England 2.
17 - Rover unveil the 4x4 Range Rover.
19 - Tories win election - Edward Heath is prime minister.
21 - World Cup final: Brazil 4, Italy 1.
22 - Methodist church allows women ministers.
16 - Heath announces state
of emergency as dockers strike.
21 - the Aswan dam is completed.
29 - Dockers accept pay awards and return to work.
30 - £485,000 awarded to 28 thalidomide children.
02 - Mississippi has its
first inter-racial wedding.
.......British troops use rubber
bullets for the first time in Belfast.
09 - 99 die in Peruvian air crash.
19 - the 1,000th episode of 'Coronation Street' is
20 - England captain Bobby Moore is cleared of theft
charges in Columbia.
27 - UK earnings rise by 9.9%.
06 - Four airliners bound
for New York are hijacked.
09 - A BOAC VC10 is forced to land in Jordan by hijackers.
12 - Complaints about noise greet Concords first landing
18 - Jimi Hendrix dies of drug overdose in London.
23 - Deep Purple play "Black Night" on Top Of
The Pops it reaches #2.
04 - Janis Joplin dies of
drug overdose in Los Angeles.
10 - Pink Floyd release the album "Atom Heart Mother".
........Fiji islands become independent of Britain.
15 - Australia's biggest Bridge 'West Gate Bridge' in
Melbourne collapses killing 33.
19 - Major oil field discovered in the North Sea.
21 - Typhoon kills 800 in Philippines.
01 - 146 die in French
dance hall fire.
10 - Henry Cooper becomes European heavyweight champion.
20 - Tidal wave kills 150,000 in East Pakistan.
01 - A move to keep
British summer time in winter is rejected.
18 - West German thalidomide victims awarded £11 million.