02 - 55015 (KX - Edin) and 55022 (Edin
- KX) haul the "Deltic Scotsman Farewell"
.......The final Deltics 55002/9/15/22
are withdrawn from service.
04 - Streaker Erika Roe runs riot at 'Twickers' during
England - Australia rugby match.
12 - Mark Thatcher gets lost in Africa's Sahara desert on
the Paris - Dakar rally.
13 - Air Florida jet crashes into frozen lake on take off
from Washington airport - 78 dead.
14 - Mark Thatcher is found!!
21 - Miners vote against strike action and in favour of 9.3%
26 - UK unemployment reaches three million.
30 - Riots break out in the St.Pauls district of Bristol.
31 - By the end of
the month 55018 had been cut up.
01 - 55014 is cut up during February.
05 - Laker airways collapses leaving 6,000 stranded
14 - The Animal Liberation Front raid labs and set free
Beagles used in experiments.
19 - John De Lorean's luxury sports car firm goes into
27 - Doncaster
Works says goodbye to the Deltics by staging a special
open day event - thousands attend.
04 - UK government gives
go-ahead for satellite TV.
.......The Barbican opens in London.
06 - Five men are arrested in Cairo for the murder of
19 - An Argentine scrap metal dealer lands on South
Georgia, Near Falkland Isles, and plants Argentine flag.
.......UK's rebel cricketers are banned
from international cricket for three years (for touring
22 - US space shuttle "Columbia" begins third
26 - The first test tube twins are born in UK.
31 - British nuclear sub "Spartan" heads for
02 - Argentina invades
Falklands - troops storm capital Port Stanley
03 - Grittar wins Aintree Grand National.
04 - Argentina take South Georgia.
05 - UK task force sets sail for the Falklands.
07 - Thatcher imposes 200 mile exclusion zone around the
10 - The EEC approves ban on Argentine goods.
12 - The 200 mile war zone around the Falklands comes
into force as Argentine Navy leaves area.
15 - Five men are found guilty of murdering Sadat.
18 - Salisbury, the capital of Zimbabwe is renamed Harare.
24 - A Sea King helicopter crashes in the Falklands - the
first Briton is killed.
25 - British troops recapture South Georgia.
29 - Galtieri rejects peace plan for Falklands.
01 - RAF bomb Port Stanley.
02 - Argentine cruiser "Belgrano" is sunk - 362
04 - HMS "Sheffield" is sunk by Exocet - 21
12 - QE2 leaves for Falklands as hospital ship.
13 - The EEC calls for a ban on the use of rubber bullets
by British troops in Ireland.
19 - Actress Sophia Loren is jailed in Italy for tax
21 - British troops establish beachhead in San Carlos Bay.
.......HMS "Ardent" is sunk.
23 - HMS "Antelope" is sunk.
.......Seven Argentine aircraft shot
down over San Carlos.
25 - HMS "Coventry" and "Atlantic Conveyor"
are sunk - 24 dead.
28 - FA Cup final: Tottenham Hotspurs 1, Queens Park
.......Argentinean footballer Diego
Maradona is bought by Barcelona for record £5 million.
29 - 17 paratroopers die as British forces take Goose
Green - 450 Argentineans die with 1,200 prisoners.
.......The Pope visits Britain.
31 - By the end of
the month 55010 had been cut up.
01 - 5th Infantry Brigade
land at San Carlos.
05 - Sophia Loren is free from jail (19/05).
08 - "Sir Galahad" and "Sir
Tristram" are hit by Argentinean air attacks - 42
09 - The 20p coin goes into circulation in the UK.
14 - British troops take Port Stanley as Argentina
17 - Galtieri is ousted in Argentina.
20 - EEC lifts trade boycott on Argentina.
21 - John Hinckley is found not guilty of trying to
murder Reagan, on mental grounds.
.......Prince William is born.
29 - Israel invades Lebanon.
04 - Navratilova beats
Lloyd whilst Conners beats McEnroe at Wimbledon.
05 - World Cup: England 0, Spain 0 - England knocked out.
07 - Intruder Michael Fagan manages to get into Queen's
09 - Ian Botham hits 208 in test match against India.
11 - World Cup Final: Italy 3, West Germany 1.
12 - An end to hostilities in the South Atlantic is
declared - Argentinean POW's are to be repatriated.
14 - Pink Floyd premier their film "The Wall",
at the Empire Theatre London, starring Bob Geldof.
20 - IRA bomb Hyde Park and Regents Park - 2 guardsmen, 6
soldiers and 7 horses killed.
22 - The 200 mile exclusion zone around the Falklands is
27 - Israeli boats and planes blast Beirut.
31 - 46 children die in coach crash in Dijon, France.
04 - 250 die in Beirut as
Israeli soldiers attack West of city.
09 - John Hinckley is sentenced to be detained
indefinitely for shooting Reagan.
12 - US actor Henry Fonda dies.
20 - 55009 and
55019 leave Doncaster for preservation.
21 - The PLO evacuate Beirut.
26 - No.2 end cab
from 55008 leaves Doncaster Works for preservation.
29 - Swedish Actress Ingrid Bergman dies.
31 - By the end of
the month 55007 and 55008 had been cut up.
05 - British airman
Douglas Bader dies.
08 - Daley Thompson wins European Championship decathlon
14 - Princess Grace of Monaco dies in car crash.
.......Beirut: President elect of
Lebanon, Bashir Gemayel is killed in bomb attack.
15 - One cab from
55021 leaves Doncaster Works for preservation.
18 - Beirut is a blood bath as Lebanese militia massacre
Palestinian refugee camps in 'Gemayel' revenge attacks.
23 - Amin Gemayel becomes President of Lebanon.
30 - By the end of
the month 55021 had been cut up.
01 - Iran launches
offensive against Iraq as Gulf war enters its third year.
02 - UK stop: inland telegram service ends stop.
11 - Henry VIII's flag ship "Mary Rose" is
raised from the Solent (she sank in 1545).
19 - John De Lorean is arrested in Los Angeles for the possession of cocaine.
.......The De Lorean car plant in
Belfast closes with the loss of 1,500 jobs.
02 - The UK's Channel 4
07 - Police find pair of trousers stolen from Sir
Geoffrey Howe whilst asleep on train!!
10 - Russian statesman Leonid Brezhnev dies.
16 - US space shuttle lands after fifth mission and first
.......UK comedian/actor Arthur Askey
30 - A letter bomb addressed to Thatcher explodes in
Downing Street (from Animal Welfare Militia).
09 - "ET" the
film hits the UK.
12 - 20,000 non-violent women protestors encircle
Greenham Common air base.
15 - The border between Spain and Gibraltar re-opens
after 13 years.
19 - Channel ferry "European Gateway" collides
with another ship at Harwich - 5 dead.
31 - By the end of
the month 55011 and 55013 had been cut up (leaving only
55004 cut 07/83,
.......55005 cut 02/83, 55016 preserved
10/83, 55017 cut 01/83 and 55022 preserved 09/83).