Anniversaries January 19 - 25

PUBLISHED: 11:30 19 January 2006 | UPDATED: 17:11 11 May 2010

THURSDAY JANUARY 19 1903 The creation of the Tour de France announced. 1966 Indira Gandhi became Prime Minister of India. Birthdays: Richard Lester, director of A Hard Day's Night and Help, 74; Michael Crawford, star of The Phantom of the Opera, 64; Dolly

THURSDAY JANUARY 19 1903 The creation of the Tour de France announced. 1966 Indira Gandhi became Prime Minister of India. Birthdays: Richard Lester, director of A Hard Day's Night and Help, 74; Michael Crawford, star of The Phantom of the Opera, 64; Dolly Parton, country singer, 60; Sir Simon Rattle, conductor, 51; Stefan Edberg, ex-Wimbledon champion, 40. FRIDAY JANUARY 20 1958 First radar speed checks introduced in Britain. 1987 Peace envoy Terry Waite disappeared on a mission in Beirut. 1999 Paddy Ashdown quit as leader of the Liberal Democrats. Birthdays: Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin, US astronaut, 76; Gary Barlow, singer-songwriter, 35; Will Young, ex-Pop Idol, 27. SATURDAY JANUARY 21 1936 Edward VIII proclaimed King. 1954 Firse nuclear submarine - USS Nautilus - launched. Birthdays: Paul Scofield, actor, 84; Jack Nicklaus, golf legend, 66; Placido Domingo, opera tenor, 65; Brian O'Driscoll, British Lions and Ireland rugby captain, 27. SUNDAY JANUARY 22 1924 Ramsey McDonald became Prime Minister. Birthdays: John Hurt, actor, 66. MONDAY JANUARY 23 1943 British troops captured Tripoli in the Second World War. 1970 First jumbo jet landed at Heathrow. Birthdays: Jeanne Moreau, French actress, 73; Earl Falconer, Government legal minister, 47; Peter Korda, tennis player, 38. TUESDAY JANUARY 24 1972 The treasures of Tutankhamen arrived in London for an exhibition. 1986 Rupert Murdoch's News International unveiled plans to move to Wapping. Birthdays: Desmond Morris, zoologist, 78; Bamber Gascoigne, of University Challenge, 71; Neil Diamond, singer-songwriter, 65; Jools Holland, musician, 48. WEDNESDAY JANUARY 25 1533 Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn. 1924 First Winter Olympics, at Chamonix in the French Alps. 1970 First showing of MASH. 1971 Idi Amin led a coup to become President of Uganda. Birthdays: Eduard Shevardnadze, Russian politician, 78

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