Who's who May 4 - 10
THURSDAY MAY 4 Deaths: Diana Dors, actress, 1984; Bernie Winters, comedian, 1991. FRIDAY MAY 5 Deaths: Napoleon Bonaparte, French emperor, 1821. SATURDAY MAY 6 Deaths: Edward VII, 1910; Marlene Dietrich, actress and singer, 1992; Johnny Morris, presente
THURSDAY MAY 4
Deaths: Diana Dors, actress, 1984; Bernie Winters, comedian, 1991.
FRIDAY MAY 5
Deaths: Napoleon Bonaparte, French emperor, 1821.
SATURDAY MAY 6
Deaths: Edward VII, 1910; Marlene Dietrich, actress and singer, 1992; Johnny Morris, presenter of Animal Magic, 1999.
- 1 Herts sex offender assaulted victim while she slept
- 2 Tractors take to the streets to raise money for hospital
- 3 Royston Museum finally reopens following two-year closure
- 4 'Hooded thieves' stole three vehicles
- 5 Royston Town Council declares climate emergency
- 6 Plans for second multi-storey car park at Stevenage's Lister Hospital to help 'better meet demand'
- 7 Census data reveals Hertfordshire population boom over last decade
- 8 Former company boss fined after illegal waste dumped at quarry
- 9 A505 long delays between Royston and M11 motorway at Duxford
- 10 Citizens Advice: Your rights should anything get lost or delayed in the post
SUNDAY MAY 7
Deaths: Douglas Fairbanks Jr, Hollywood star, 2000.
MONDAY MAY 8
Deaths: John Stuart Mill, English philosopher and liberal thinker, 1873; Paul Gauguin, French painter, 1903; Henry Gordon Selfridge, store owner, 1947; Gilles Villeneuve, Formula 1 racing driver, 1982; George Peppard, actor and star of The A-Team, 1994; Dirk Bogarde, actor, 1970.
TUESDAY MAY 9
Deaths: Sir Henry Morgan Stanley, explorer, 1904; Tensign Norgay, conqueror of Everest, 1986.
WEDNESDAY MAY 10
Deaths: Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson, American Civil War general, 1863; Joan Crawford, actress, 1977.
ON this day
Conan Doyle's hero Sherlock Holmes died today (Thursday) in 1891.
The detective has been portrayed by 75 actors in more than 200 films and is, of course, the hero of such books as The Hound of the Baskervilles and A Study in Scarlet.