02 - 66 die as barriers
give way at Rangers & Celtic football match.
04 - Nixon warns Soviet submarines to stay away from Cuba.
06 - US boxer Sonny Liston dies.
07 - A USSR official states it is legal to have long hair
31 - Apollo 14 is launched (modified after Apollo 13
04 - Rolls Royce declares
05 - Apollo 14 lands safely on the moon.
.......Idi Amin forms government in
09 - First British soldier is killed in Ulster.
12 - Deep Purple release the single "Strange Kind Of
Woman" - not on an album it reaches UK No.8.
15 - Britain becomes decimal - out goes the old pounds
shillings and pence.
.......Enoch Powell warns against imigration.
20 - Idi Amin declares himself president of Uganda and
promotes himself to General.
06 - 4,000 women march for
'Women's Lib' in London.
11 - Three troops killed in Belfast.
16 - Henry Cooper retires from boxing after losing to Joe
29 - US: Charles Manson is sentenced to the gas chamber
for his part in the "Tate murders".
03 - Specify wins Aintree
06 - Russian composer Igor Fedorovich Stravinsky dies.
19 - Unemployment in the UK reaches 814,819.
01 - UK's Daily Mail
newspaper appears for the last time as a broadsheet.
08 - FA Cup: Arsenal 1, Liverpool 0 - Arsenal win league
and cup double.
10 - 100 MP's defy party policy and vote in favour of EEC.
11 - Daily Sketch newspaper closes.
12 - Mick Jagger marries Bianca Perez Morena de Macias.
21 - European Cup Winners Cup: Chelsea 2, Real Madrid 1 -
23 - Jackie Stewart wins Monaco Grand prix.
26 - Bomb kills soldier in Belfast.
27 - British golfers win Walker Cup for first time since
30 - US space probe Mariner 9 is launched towards Mars.
31 - Pink Floyd release compilation album "Relics".
04 - Cholera is out of
control in India.
06 - Indian Prime Minister Mrs Ghandi seals border with
Bangladesh to keep out refugees.
08 - British Rail
approves plans for "Advanced Passenger Train" (APT).
15 - Protests over MP Thatcher's plans to end free school
19 - 6.6 million tune in to watch "Opportunity
Knocks" - UK's most popular TV show.
30 - Three Russian Cosmonauts are found dead after 'Soyuz
11' lands normally.
02 - Evonne Goolagong
beats Margaret Court in womens final at Wimbledon.
03 - John Newcombe beats Stan Smith in mens final at
06 - UK government announces crash helmets will become
12 - Mk IID stock
enters service on ECML.
........Seven explosions in Belfast city centre.
25 - Worlds first heart & lung transplant is carried
out by Christian Barnard in South Africa.
26 - Apollo 15 is launched it carries moon-vehicle.
30 - Plane crash in Japan - 162 dead.
31 - US astronauts James Irwin and David Scott go for a
drive on the moon.
02 - Pakistani army kills
95 Indian soldiers in border conflict.
07 - Apollo 15 splashes down.
12 - 7,000 homes are burnt to the ground in Ulster by
15 - Harvey Smith wins Showjumping event but is
disqualified for two-finger gesture.
16 - IRA threaten to bomb mainland Britain.
17 - Harvey Smith's disqualification is overturned.
18 - Manchester United's George Best is sent off as
referees get tough.
01 - 1d and 3d coins cease
to be legal tender in UK.
06 - The AA say it now costs £8-£9 a week to run a
07 - The life of the 100th victim in Ireland - a 14
year old girl - speeds government talks.
10 - Deep Purple release the album "Fireball" -
it reaches No.1 in the UK album charts.
02 - British airliner
cashes in Belgium - 63 dead.
03 - Jackie Stewart retains motor racing championship.
04 - Labour party votes 5-1 against Mr Heaths terms for
07 - An extra 1,500 troops are sent to Northern Ireland.
25 - Deep Purple release the single "Fireball".
31 - Bomb hits Post Office Tower.
01 - 5,000 are believed
dead following cyclone in India.
12 - Ulster police are to be armed.
13 - Mariner 9 goes into orbit around Mars.
21 - Pink Floyd release the album "Meddle".
29 - Seven die in worst ever motorway pile-up on M1.
06 - The Casino, Montreaux,
burns down during a Frank Zappa gig.
.......Deep Purple are in the audience
- it gives inspiration for their anthem "Smoke On
09 - 300 children die as Indian planes bomb orphanage in
16 - Deep Purple perform "Fireball" on Top Of
17 - India defeats Pakistan following two-week war -
thousands are dead.