01 - Lebanese plane
crashes in Saudi Arabia - 82 dead.
02 - Hurricane force winds sweep Britain - 22 dead.
07 - First SAS units go into Ireland.
13 - Author Dame Agatha Christie dies.
19 - UK agrees to withdraw RN from Icelandic waters
21 - Concorde begins commercial flights. BA fly London -
Bahrain, Air France fly Paris - Rio de Janerio.
24 - 'Deltic Society' formed in order
to secure loco for preservation.
02 - Birmingham NEC opens.
04 - An Argentine destroyer fires shots across bows of
British research ship 'Shackleton'.
08 - Last weeks Guatemalan earthquake toll rises to 12,000.
18 - A pile of bricks is exhibited at the Tate gallery.
19 - Iceland breaks off relations with Britain over 'Cod
23 - Painter Laurence Stephen Lowry dies.
24 - RN sends 4th gunboat to Iceland.
27 - Post Office announces Sunday collections will end
and offices will close Saturday afternoons.
01 - Road Traffic Bill is
approved - it will make seat belts compulsory.
09 - Cable car falls in Italy's Dolomites - 42 dead.
12 - Deep Purple release the single "You Keep On
15 - A tube driver is shot dead as he chases gunman
following bomb explosion in West Ham.
.......Deep Purple Mk IV play their
final gig at the Liverpool Empire Theatre (Mk II reform in
16 - Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson quits.
24 - Field Marshal Montgomery dies.
25 - Michael Foot beats Jim Callaghan in first ballot for
27 - BR abandon individual mileage
records for class 55's.
01 - Coal Board has go
ahead for super pit at Selby.
02 - British Rail sacks 27 for failing to comply with
closed shop policy.
05 - James Callaghan is new Prime Minister.
03 - Rag Tag wins Aintree Grand National.
26 - Actor and comedian Sid James dies.
30 - Boxing: Muhammed Ali beats Jimmy Young.
01 - FA Cup: Manchester
United 0, Southampton 1.
04 - Liverpool are league champions for record 9th time.
06 - 2,000 feared dead in Italian earthquakes.
24 - Two Concorde's land in US at end of first
31 - Reservoirs are running dry as drought hits UK.
01 - UK and Iceland sign
deal to end 3rd Cod War.
02 - Empery wins Derby - ridden by Lester Piggott (record
20 - 263 Britons and Americans evacuated from Beirut.
26 - London records record temperature of 95ºF (35ºC).
01 - 'Black Panther'
Donald Nielson is found guilty of murdering heiress
03 - Chris Evert beats Evonne Cawley in women's final at
Wimbledon, Borg beats Nastase.
20 - US space probe Viking sends back pictures of Mars.
29 - Southend pier - the worlds longest - is damaged by
01 - Motor racing champion
Niki Lauda is seriously burned in German Grand Prix
08 - Women's peace movement begins in Northern Ireland.
24 - UK unemployment reaches 1.5 million.
31 - Hose pipe bans are imposed in UK as drought
01 - Standpipes are
installed in Yorkshire as water supplies run out.
09 - Chinese statesman Mao Tse-tung dies.
10 - Mid-air crash over Yugoslavia - 176 dead.
28 - Boxing: Ali beats Ken Norton.
01 - The live album "Deep
Purple...Made In Japan" is released
.......(a Mk III live set released after the band had
04 - HST services
begin on Western Region - the worlds fastest diesel rail
24 - James Hunt is world motor racing champion.
02 - Jimmy Carter is
elected US President.
19 - UK architect Sir Basil Spence dies.
27 - 4,000,000th Mini rolls off production line.
03 - TV presenter Bill
Grundy is suspended for allowing Sex Pistols to run riot
on ITV's 'Today' show.
.......A 40 foot pink pig is on the
loose over Battersea. A helium filled prop for the front
cover of the
... ...forthcoming Pink Floyd album "Animals" broke loose
and achieved altitude of 18,000 feet!!
04 - British composer Edward Benjamin Britten dies.
.......US rock guitarist Tommy Bolin (ex
Deep Purple) dies of drug overdose.