Anniversaries June 1 - 7

PUBLISHED: 14:08 01 June 2006 | UPDATED: 14:42 12 May 2010

THURSDAY JUNE 1 1910 Captain Robert Scott set out on his expedition to the South Pole. 1967 The Beatles released Sgt Pepper s Lonely Hearts Club Band 1983 Lester Piggott won a record ninth Derby. Birthdays: Gerald Scarfe, caricaturist, 70; Morgan Freeman,

THURSDAY JUNE 1

1910 Captain Robert Scott set out on his expedition to the South Pole.

1967 The Beatles released Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

1983 Lester Piggott won a record ninth Derby.

Birthdays: Gerald Scarfe, caricaturist, 70; Morgan Freeman, actor, 69, Jason Donovan, ex-pop star, 37.

FRIDAY JUNE 2

1953 The Coronation of Elizabeth II took place at Westminster Abbey.

1985 English clubs banned from playing in Europe in the aftermath of the Heysel Stadium disaster.

Birthdays: Charlie Watts, drummer with the Rolling Stones, 65; Mark Lawrenson, Match of the Day soccer expert, 49; Jon Culshaw, from Dead Ringers, 38.

SATURDAY JUNE 3

1937 The Duke of Windsor married Wallis Simpson.

1981 Shergar won the Derby by a record 10 lengths.

Birthdays: Tony Curtis, actor, 81; Penelope Wilton, actress, 59; Suzi Quatro, singer-songwriter, 56.

SUNDAY JUNE 4

1805 First Trooping of the Colour.

1940 The evacuation of Dunkirk was completed.

1946 Gen Juan Peron became President of Argentina.

1989 More than 100 people killed during a protest in Tiananmen Square in Beijing.

Birthdays: Geoffrey Palmer, from As Time Goes By, 79; Bob Champion, Grand National winning jockey, 58; Angelina Jolie, actress, 30.

MONDAY JUNE 5

1967 The Six Day War began in the Middle East.

1997 The Globe Theatre - a replica of the one in Shakespeare's time - opened.

Birthdays: Margaret Drabble, novelist, 67; David Hare, playwright, 59; Ken Follett, author, 57.

TUESDAY JUNE 6

1936 Gatwick Airport opened.

1944 Allied troops landed in Normandy, beginning the D-Day operation.

Birthdays: Billie Whitelaw, actress, 74; David Blunkett, ex-Labour Home Secretary, 59; Bjorn Borg, ex-Wimbledon men's singles champion, 50; Mike Gatting, ex-England Test cricket captain, 49.

WEDNESDAY JUNE 7

1929 The Vatican became an independent sovereign state.

1954 The birth of rock-n-roll with Bill Haley and the Comets recording See You Later Alligator and Shake, Rattle and Roll.

Birthdays: Ian St John, ex-Liverpool and Scotland striker, 68; Tom Jones, singer and sex symbol, 66; Liam Neeson, actor, 53; Damien Hirst, artist, 41; Anna Kournikova, Wimbledon ladies champion, 25.


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