Who's who May 11 - 17
THURSDAY MAY 11 Deaths: Bob Marley, singer-songwriter, 1981; Kim Philby, Soviet spy, 1988; Douglas Adams, author of The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, 2001. FRIDAY MAY 12 Deaths: John Smith, leader of the Labour Party, 1994; Perry Como, singer, 2001.
THURSDAY MAY 11
Deaths: Bob Marley, singer-songwriter, 1981; Kim Philby, Soviet spy, 1988; Douglas Adams, author of The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, 2001.
FRIDAY MAY 12
Deaths: John Smith, leader of the Labour Party, 1994; Perry Como, singer, 2001.
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Deaths: Gary Cooper, Hollywood legend and star of High Noon, 1961.
- 1 Results in for South Cambs District Council by-election
- 2 Dr Nik Johnson elected Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
- 3 Hospital reopens all operating theatres as waiting lists get longer
- 4 Royston Picture Palace announces cinema's planned reopening date
- 5 Promising Young Woman review: Carey Mulligan shines in Emerald Fennell's outstanding movie
- 6 Election shock: Tories lose overall control of Cambridgeshire County Council
- 7 Filming taking place at National Trust's Wimpole Estate
- 8 Steve Count 'no doubt' Tories will review 'our performance' as his future is decided
- 9 Dr Nik 'over the moon' after pulling off shock Labour victory
- 10 COVID deaths at Lister pass grim milestone
Deaths: Henry Heinz, food manufacturer, 1919; Rita Hayworth, Hollywood actress, 1987; Chet Baker, jazz trumpeter, 1988; Laurie Lee, author of Cider With Rosie, 1997; Frank Sinatra, singer and actor, 1998.
Deaths: June Carter Cash, country singer and wife of Johnny Cash, 2003.
Deaths: Django Reinhardt, jazz guitarist, 1953; Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets, 1990; Sammy Davis Jr, entertainer, 1990.
Deaths: Randolph Turpin, British boxer and one-time world middleweight champion, 1966.
ON THIS DAY
BRITISH Prime Minister Spencer Perceval was shot dead at the House of Commons by bankrupt Liverpool broker John Bellingham in 1812.
He was the only Prime Minister to be assassinated.