06 - Due to power shortage
first ever professional football match played on a Sunday
in the UK.
10 - Train drivers
strike cripples rail services.
25 - BP announce
major oil find in the North sea.
01 - Ronnie Biggs arrested
release the album 'Burn' - the first with new Mk IV line-up.
04 - 81% of miners vote for strike in UK.
.......Brazil refuses to extradite Biggs
due to Brazilian child.
05 - Patty Hearst kidnapped in California.
07 - UK government election called.
08 - US astronauts return from Skylab after 84 days in
11 - Petrol rises to 50p per gallon in the UK.
02 - Washington Grand Jury
says Nixon is involved in Watergate.
03 - 344 die in France as Turkish Air DC-10 flight from
Paris to London crashes.
06 - Harold Wilson is new UK prime minister.
........Miners strike ends with 35% pay increase.
08 - UK returns to a working five day week.
20 - Shots fired at Princess Anne in the Mall.
25 - 50 army officers killed in failed coup against Amin
29 - 50mph motorway speed limit restored in UK.
.......US space probe Mariner 10 takes
first pictures of planet Mercury.
30 - Red Rum wins second Grand National.
01 - Family planning
becomes free in the UK.
02 - Burmah oil announce Ninian oil field in the North
06 - Deep Purple play California Jam at Ontario Speedway
- guitarist Ritchie Blackmore is
.......'run out of town' for destroying
guitar, amps and a TV camera on stage and for fire
15 - Kidnapped heiress Patty Hearst turns bank robber as
she turns revolutionary!
20 - 1,000th victim dies in the Northern Ireland troubles.
22 - Pan-Am plane crashes in Bali with 107 dead.
27 - Soviet air crash kills 100 in Leningrad.
01 - Sir Alf Ramsey is
sacked as England's football manager.
04 - FA Cup: Liverpool 3 Newcastle United 0.
06 - Ronnie Biggs freed from Brazilian jail.
11 - 20,000 feared dead in Chinese earthquake.
17 - A Dublin car bomb kills 23 in rush hour.
20 - 500th episode of Z-Cars screened in the UK.
24 - Jazz musician Duke Ellington dies.
29 - UEFA Cup: Feyenoord 4 Tottenham Hotspur 2.
04 - 250,000 killed in
Uganda since Amin came to power.
05 - Snow Knight wins Derby as 50-1 outsider.
10 - 28 die in Flixborough chemical explosion in
21 - UK inflation soars to 16%.
05 - Don Revie becomes
England soccer manager.
06 - Conners and Evert win at Wimbledon.
07 - World Cup - West Germany 2 Holland 1.
04 - Neo-fascist attack on
train kills 12 in Italy.
08 - Nixon is first US president to resign.
09 - Gerald Ford becomes new US president.
11 - Bangladesh monsoon kills 2,500 and leaves millions
29 - Eight hour battle between hippies and police at
illegal Windsor pop festival.
01 - 150 die in Yugoslavian train crash.
12 - UK inflation pushes cost of Mini motor car up to £1000.
17 - UK nurses receive 58% pay increase.
20 - Cyclone Fifi kills 10,000 in Honduras.
23 - Ceefax begins on BBC.
01 - First McDonalds opens
in the UK in south London.
05 - IRA Guilford pub bombs kill 5.
11 - Wilson regains power in UK second election of the
21 - Average wage increase in UK is 20.7%.
29 - Ali beats Foreman in heavyweight championship.
03 - 88 die in south Korea
12 - Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, is missing
after family nanny Sandra Rivett murder.
21 - 21 die in IRA pub bombings in Birmingham.
22 - 'Birmingham Five' are arrested for pub bombings.
01 - Deep Purple release 'Stormbringer'
album - the last with Ritchie Blackmore.
17 - IRA bomb kills 1 and injures 5 in London.
22 - IRA bombers attack Edward Heath's house.
26 - Cyclone shatters Darwin in Australia.
29 - 4,700 killed in Pakistan earthquake.