On this day

1974 Miners returned to work after a 16-week dispute which led to a 30 per cent pay increase. 1961 Entertainer George Formby died after suffering a heart attack.1987 Almost 200 people were killed when the cross-channel ferry The Herald of Free Enterprise

1974 Miners returned to work after a 16-week dispute which led to a 30 per cent pay increase. 1961 Entertainer George Formby died after suffering a heart attack.1987 Almost 200 people were killed when the cross-channel ferry The Herald of Free Enterprise capsized outside the Belgian port of Zeebrugge.