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.
Deaths: Gary Cooper, Hollywood legend and star of High Noon, 1961.
- 1 Three dogs including pregnant Jack Russell stolen from Wimpole kennels
- 2 US star George Clooney spotted directing new film in Hertfordshire
- 3 MP visits Royston lab to learn about local success story
- 4 Family of patient who died from drug overdose speak out after inquest
- 5 Strictly for Charity fundraising event gets people's toes tapping for Home-Start
- 6 Royston children encouraged to write to the Queen
- 7 Council confirms first monkeypox case in Hertfordshire
- 8 Police find body in search for missing 71-year-old Raymond
- 9 New mayor makes historic market her first stop
- 10 Extra trains to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for Betfred Challenge Cup final
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.