Anniversaries May 18 - 24
THURSDAY MAY 18 1936 The start of the Spanish Civil War. 1964 Mods and Rockers clashed during the Whit holiday. Birthdays: Nobby Stiles, England 1966 World Cup hero, 64; Rick Wakeman, keyboard player and Grumpy Old Man, 57; Dennis Bergkamp, Arsenal s Dutc
THURSDAY MAY 18
1936 The start of the Spanish Civil War.
1964 Mods and Rockers clashed during the Whit holiday.
Birthdays: Nobby Stiles, England 1966 World Cup hero, 64; Rick Wakeman, keyboard player and Grumpy Old Man, 57; Dennis Bergkamp, Arsenal's Dutch master, 37.
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FRIDAY MAY 19
1649 Oliver Cromwell declared England a republican state.
- 1 Lorry driver's dismay as 'booming' station announcements keep him awake after night work
- 2 Young archaeologist Jake's delight at historic heath find
- 3 Adopt a street and keep it clean by joining Royston Wombles scheme
- 4 Family remembers teacher Frank who taught many how to swim
- 5 Crews tackle fires in residential street and industrial area
- 6 Royston Cricket Club gearing up for a very busy season
- 7 Arts Society's members' exhibition set to be 'biggest online show yet'
- 8 Rail passengers warned of three-day closure at London King's Cross station
- 9 New headteacher appointed for King James Academy Royston
- 10 Lorry driver jailed for causing fatal A505 crash
1988 The Special Jury prize at Cannes was awarded to Monty Python's The Meaning of Life.
Birthdays: Robert Kilroy-Silk, ex-television presenter and UK Indpendence Euro MP, 64; Peter Townshend, of The Who, 61; Victoria Wood, creator of The Dinner Ladies, 53.
SATURDAY MAY 20
1975 The 500th edition of Z Cars screened.
1967 The BBC banned The Beatles' record A Day in the Life.
2000 Last Wembley Stadium FA Cup Final before re-building.
Birthdays: Joe Cocker, singer-songwriter, 61; Cher, singer and actress, 60; Greg Dyke, ex-BBC director-general, 59; Earl Spencer, brother of Diana, Princess of Wales, 42.
SUNDAY MAY 21
1827 First edition of the London Evening Standard published.
1904 FIFA was established in Paris.
Birthdays: Barry Norman, movie critic, 73; Mary Robinson, ex-President of Ireland, 62; Leo Sayer, singer-songwriter, 58; Andrew Neil, broadcaster and journalist, 57.
MONDAY MAY 22
1936 The Marx Brothers' A Night at the Opera opened in the US.
1981 Yorkshire Ripper Peter Sutcliffe jailed for life.
Birthdays: Sir Menzies Campbell, Liberal Democrats' leader, 65; Morrisey, singer-songwriter, 47; Naomi Campbell, supermodel, 36; Jordan, model, 28.
TUESDAY MAY 23
1924 Bonnie and Clyde killed in an ambush.
1947 The British Cabinet decided to partition India.
1958 The Hovercraft was unveiled.
Birthdays: Joan Collins, actress, 73; John Newcombe, ex-Wimbledon men's singles champion, 62; Anatoli Karpov, Russian Grand Master chess player, 55.
WEDNESDAY MAY 24
1954 First business computer unveiled by IBM.
1956 First Eurovision Song Contest held, in Lugano.
1965 The Government announced Britain would switch to the metric system.
Birthdays: Bob Dylan, singer-songwriter, 65; Kristin Scott Thomas, actress, 46.