04 - Khmer Rouge begin siege on Phnom Penh.
05 - 17 die when ship rams Tasman Bridge in Hobart,
07 - OPEC agree 10% rise in oil prices.
09 - UK government announce 74% pay rise for some
14 - Lesley Whittle is kidnapped in Shropshire by the 'Black
20 - UK wage inflation reaches average of 28.5%.
.......UK government abandons Channel
25 - Tory
leadership battle begins between Heath and Thatcher.
29 - UK TV licenses rise from £6 to £18 for colour and
£1 to £7 for B&W.
04 - Heath resigns as Tory
leader as Thatcher wins first ballot.
05 - Two nuclear power stations are to be built at
Sizewell and Torness Point.
13 - UK miners accept 35% pay rise.
14 - US author P.G. Woodhouse dies.
17 - Coal Board announce 35% price increases.
20 - 24 hour signalman strike.
27 - 24 hour signalman strike.
28 - Underground crash at Moorgate as tube train fails to
stop - 35 dead.
07 - Body of heiress
Lesley Whittle is found in a drain in Bathpool Park,
15 - Troops clear 70,000 tons of refuse in Glasgow
because of dustmen's strike.
.......Charlie Chaplin is knighted by
Queen Elizabeth II.
.......Shipping magnate Aristotle
25 - UK electricity prices rise 33%.
03 - US evacuates embassy
staff from Phnom Penh.
05 - L'Escargot wins Aintree Grand National.
07 - Ritchie Blackmore plays last gig (Paris Olympia)
with Deep Purple.
23 - British embassy closes in Saigon.
24 - UK unemployment hits 1,000,000 - 4% of the working
26 - UK Labour government votes 2-1 to leave EEC.
31 - Communist forces take Saigon as US embassy falls.
01 - UK government
announce nationalization of aircraft and shipbuilding
03 - FA Cup: West Ham 2, Fulham 0.
13 - UK inflation hits 13%.
16 - UK inflation hits 22%.
26 - Evel Knievel suffers spinal injuries in stunt to
jump 13 buses.
27 - Bus crash in Yorkshire Dales kills 32 elderly
01 - Deep Purple Mk IV
announce US Tommy Bolin as new guitarist.
04 - Grundy wins the Epsom Derby.
05 - Suez canal reopens after 8 years.
08 - Van driver Peter Cook is arrested in connection with
seven 'hooded' rapes in
09 - The Commons is broadcast live on the radio for first
13 - UK inflation hits 25%.
18 - Oil begins to flow from the North Sea fields.
19 - 100 striking stable-boys march around Ascot on Gold
21 - First Cricket World Cup is won by West Indies.
24 - Boeing 727 crashes in New York - 109 dead.
05 - Ashe and King win at
11 - Terra-cotta army (6,000 life-sized warrior figures)
is unearthed in China.
15 - UK stable-boys return to work following rise of 19%.
17 - US and USSR trade handshakes as Apollo and Soyuz
18 - Graham Hill announces retirement from motor racing.
19 - Apollo and Soyuz undock.
24 - UK unemployment over 1,100,000 - highest since 1940.
.......Apollo mission splashes down.
31 - Motor cycle manufacturers Norton Villiers Triumph
are refused more money by
03 - 188 die in Morocco as
Boeing 707 crashes.
05 - Dutch Elm disease spreads in UK.
07 - London records record temperatures of 32°C.
11 - British Leyland is nationalized
19 - UK test match is abandoned after Headingley pitch is
dug up by protestors.
21 - 1.25 million are unemployed in UK.
05 - IRA bomb kills 2 and
injures 63 at London Hilton Hotel.
08 - Scottish soccer captain Billy Bremner is banned from
international football following
.......alleged brawl in Copenhagen.
11 - Last Wolseley car rolls off production line.
15 - Pink Floyd release "Wish You Were Here"
17 - Hurricane Eloise causes havoc in West Indies.
30 - Ali beats Frazier to retain world heavyweight title.
05 - Niki Lauda wins motor
09 - IRA bomb Green Park tube station.
30 - 6.5 million elm trees are destroyed due to Dutch elm
01 - Fire aboard North Sea
oil rig Ekofisk kills 3.
08 - Deep Purple embark on their final world tour in
27 - Ross McWhirter is shot dead by IRA.
29 - Racing driver Graham Hill dies in air crash.
01 - Deep Purple release
their final studio album "Come Taste The Band".
15 - 'Black Panther' Donald Nielson, 39 of Bradford, is
charged with killing Leslie Whittle.
27 - 372 miners die in blast in India's Bihar state.