Anniversaries April 13 - 19
THURSDAY APRIL 13 1986 Jack Nicklaus won his sixth US Masters tournament. 1999 The last shipyard on the Clyde was set to close. Birthdays: Edward Fox, actor, 69; Seamus Heaney, poet, 67; Peter Davidson, ex-Dr Who, 55; Gary Kasparov, chess master, 43. FRI
THURSDAY APRIL 13
1986 Jack Nicklaus won his sixth US Masters tournament.
1999 The last shipyard on the Clyde was set to close.
Birthdays: Edward Fox, actor, 69; Seamus Heaney, poet, 67; Peter Davidson, ex-Dr Who, 55; Gary Kasparov, chess master, 43.
FRIDAY APRIL 14
1900 The World Exhibition opened in Paris.
- 1 Three dogs including pregnant Jack Russell stolen from Wimpole kennels
- 2 MP visits Royston lab to learn about local success story
- 3 Explained: What the cost of living support package means for you
- 4 Stevenage's Lister Hospital changes maternity visiting guidance
- 5 Family of patient who died from drug overdose speak out after inquest
- 6 Platinum Jubilee: Hertfordshire's royal visits in pictures
- 7 Up on the roof: Choir sings from top of 163ft chapel tower at Cambridge college
- 8 Axing BBC TV news from Cambridge 'a backward step' says MP
- 9 Every household in the UK to get £400 to help with rising energy bills
- 10 All aboard for Steam at the Hoops festival in Bassingbourn
1912 The Titanic struck an iceberg.
1929 First Monaco Grand Prix.
1931 First publication of the Highway Code.
Birthdays: Julie Christie, actress, 66; Julian Lloyd Webber, cellist, 55; Robert Carlyle, actor, 45.
SATURDAY APRIL 15
1970 First hand-held electronic calculator unveiled in Japan.
1989 Almost 100 people died in a crush at Hillsborough during an FA Cup semi-final.
Birthdays: Marty Wilde, 1960s pop singer, 67; Jeffrey Archer, author and one-time politician, 66; Emma Thompson, actress, 47; Samantha Fox, ex-Page 3 model, 40.
SUNDAY APRIL 16
1896 First British cinema opened.
1953 The Queen launched the Royal Yacht Britannia.
Birthdays: Joan Bakewell, journalist and broadcaster, 72; Ellen Barkin, actress, 52; Little Jimmy Osmond, once of The Osmonds, 43.
MONDAY APRIL 17
1956 First Premium Bonds were issued.
1969 The voting age in Britain was lowered from 21 to 18.
Birthdays: Penelope Lively, children's author, 73; Clare Francis, yachtswoman, 60; Nick Hornby, author of Fever Pitch, 49; Victoria Beckham, once Posh Spice, 32.
TUESDAY APRIL 18
1881 The Natural History Museum opened, in London.
1949 First Bob-a-Job Week launched.
1965 Mods and Rockers clashed in Brighton.
Birthdays: Hayley Mills, actress, 60; Haile Gebreselassie, Olympic 10,000 metres champion, 32.
WEDNESDAY APRIL 19
1951 First Miss World contest held, in London.
1958 Bobby Charlton made his debut for England.
Birthdays: Alan Price, singer-songwriter, 64; Tim Curry, actor, 60; Ruby Wax, television presenter, 53; Sue Barker, host of A Question of Sport, 50; Kelly Holmes, British Olympic champion, 36, Maria Sharapova, Wimbledon tennis champion, 19.