02 - Steel workers strike
03 - Naturalist Joy Adams is killed by a lion.
05 - The first
Deltics are officially withdrawn - 55001 and 55020 await
07 - Mrs. Gandhi wins India's general election.
08 - The scrapping
of 55020 begins (the locomotive is cut up by the end of
17 - British Steel announce loss of 11,287 jobs in Wales
25 - Paul McCartney is deported from Japan after being
suspected of importing marijuana.
29 - US comedian Jimmy Durante dies.
30 - Dismantling of
14 - Thatcher says state
benefit to strikers is to be halved.
17 - Cutting up of
55001 is virtually complete (locomotive scrapped by the
end of the month).
22 - Pink Floyd's "Dark
Side Of The Moon" remains in US top 100 for record
27 - Oil rig Alexander Kielland capsizes in North Sea
following storms - over 100 dead.
29 - Ben Nevis wins Aintree Grand National.
01 - British steel strike
is called off.
04 - Argentina is increasing links with the Falkland
07 - 400 march in protest of Cruise missiles in East
25 - Boeing 727 air crash in Tenerife - 146 dead.
.......US attempt to free hostages in
US embassy in Teheran fails as helicopter crashes - 8
29 - Alfred Hitchcock dies.
30 - Three gunmen seize 20 hostages in Iranian embassy,
01 - Ian McGregor is named
as British Steel chairman.
04 - Yugoslavian leader Tito dies.
05 - SAS storm Iranian embassy in London and free 19
10 - FA Cup: West Ham 1, Arsenal 0.
14 - "Day of action" called by TUC.
16 - UK inflation rises to 21.8%.
19 - Mount St. Helens erupts in US killing eight.
28 - European Cup: Nottingham Forest 1, Hamburger SV 0 -
04 - Henbit wins the Derby.
12 - Consett steel works is to close with the loss of 3,700
.......English soccer fans riot in
Turin as Belgium equalize against England in european
13 - UEFA fines FA £8,000 for Turin riots.
24 - UK unemployment stands at 1.6 million.
30 - The sixpence (2½p) ceases to be legal tender.
01 - UK is in recession as
40,000 jobs are lost per month.
04 - Cawley beats Lloyd in women's final at Wimbledon,
Borg wins for 5th time beating McEnroe.
10 - Fire causes damage to Alexandra Palace in London.
14 - Transport secretary Norman Fowler announces Sealink
and BR hotels to be sold off.
15 - Deep Purple's single "Black Night" is re-released
17 - Ronald Reagan to run for President.
22 - Unemployment now stands at 1,896,634.
24 - UK comedian Peter Sellers dies.
01 - Dublin - Cork express
derails in Ireland - 17 dead.
12 - A giant panda gives birth in Mexico - it is the
first born in captivity.
15 - The wreck of the Titanic is located 12,000 feet
below the surface of the sea.
05 - Worlds longest road
tunnel opens in Switzerland, it is 10 miles long between
Goschenen and Airolo.
22 - Solidarity is formed by Polish workers.
.......Tiger is shot at John Aspinall's private zoo as
2nd keeper is killed.
01 - Deep Purple's 1972
live single "Smoke On The Water" is released -
it reaches UK No.22.
03 - UK Housing Act is in force - council tenants can buy
their own homes.
08 - British Leyland launches the Mini Metro.
10 - Thatcher says "this lady's not for turning".
11 - USSR cosmonauts return to earth after record 185
days in space.
.......Algerian earthquake kills 20,000.
04 - Reagan becomes
President of America.
07 - US actor Steve McQueen dies.
08 - US space probe Voyager discovers 15th moon around
19 - Student Jaqueline Hill is confirmed 'Yorkshire
Rippers" 13th victim.
......."Dallas" is top TV
show in the UK.
22 - US actress Mae West dies.
23 - Earthquake in Italy - 3,000 dead.
03 - British politician
Sir Oswald Moseley dies.
08 - John Lennon is shot dead by Mark David Chapman.
31 - 55003 is the
third Deltic to be withdrawn.