Anniversaries June 1 - 7
THURSDAY JUNE 1 1910 Captain Robert Scott set out on his expedition to the South Pole. 1967 The Beatles released Sgt Pepper s Lonely Hearts Club Band 1983 Lester Piggott won a record ninth Derby. Birthdays: Gerald Scarfe, caricaturist, 70; Morgan Freeman,
THURSDAY JUNE 1
1910 Captain Robert Scott set out on his expedition to the South Pole.
1967 The Beatles released Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1983 Lester Piggott won a record ninth Derby.
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Birthdays: Gerald Scarfe, caricaturist, 70; Morgan Freeman, actor, 69, Jason Donovan, ex-pop star, 37.
FRIDAY JUNE 2
- 1 'Panic-buying is crippling us' - petrol station owner urges motorists to think before they refuel
- 2 Appeal to trace driver after cyclist sustains serious injuries in crash
- 3 17 of the prettiest streets in North Herts
- 4 North Herts and Beds villages hit by power cut
- 5 Get on your bike for the A10 Awareness Ride comeback
- 6 Royston Arts Festival committee overcomes COVID difficulties to bring back events
- 7 Flexi parking ticket rolled out for hybrid commuters
- 8 Barkway Lit Fest proves to be a real page-turner
- 9 Royston man to stand trial for permitting production of cannabis
- 10 Heath threatened with 'eyesore' borehole kiosks
1953 The Coronation of Elizabeth II took place at Westminster Abbey.
1985 English clubs banned from playing in Europe in the aftermath of the Heysel Stadium disaster.
Birthdays: Charlie Watts, drummer with the Rolling Stones, 65; Mark Lawrenson, Match of the Day soccer expert, 49; Jon Culshaw, from Dead Ringers, 38.
SATURDAY JUNE 3
1937 The Duke of Windsor married Wallis Simpson.
1981 Shergar won the Derby by a record 10 lengths.
Birthdays: Tony Curtis, actor, 81; Penelope Wilton, actress, 59; Suzi Quatro, singer-songwriter, 56.
SUNDAY JUNE 4
1805 First Trooping of the Colour.
1940 The evacuation of Dunkirk was completed.
1946 Gen Juan Peron became President of Argentina.
1989 More than 100 people killed during a protest in Tiananmen Square in Beijing.
Birthdays: Geoffrey Palmer, from As Time Goes By, 79; Bob Champion, Grand National winning jockey, 58; Angelina Jolie, actress, 30.
MONDAY JUNE 5
1967 The Six Day War began in the Middle East.
1997 The Globe Theatre - a replica of the one in Shakespeare's time - opened.
Birthdays: Margaret Drabble, novelist, 67; David Hare, playwright, 59; Ken Follett, author, 57.
TUESDAY JUNE 6
1936 Gatwick Airport opened.
1944 Allied troops landed in Normandy, beginning the D-Day operation.
Birthdays: Billie Whitelaw, actress, 74; David Blunkett, ex-Labour Home Secretary, 59; Bjorn Borg, ex-Wimbledon men's singles champion, 50; Mike Gatting, ex-England Test cricket captain, 49.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 7
1929 The Vatican became an independent sovereign state.
1954 The birth of rock-n-roll with Bill Haley and the Comets recording See You Later Alligator and Shake, Rattle and Roll.
Birthdays: Ian St John, ex-Liverpool and Scotland striker, 68; Tom Jones, singer and sex symbol, 66; Liam Neeson, actor, 53; Damien Hirst, artist, 41; Anna Kournikova, Wimbledon ladies champion, 25.