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April 2018
1st 100th anniversary of the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Naval Air Service in Britain are merging to form the Royal Air Force Images here
2nd 50th anniversary of the US film premiere of 2001 : A Space Odyssey in Washington DC - Released in the UK on May 15th 1968 Images here
4th 35th anniversary of the death of Gloria Swanson, American stage, film and television actress Images here
4th 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee Images here
8th 45th anniversary of the death of Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist, co-founder of the Cubism movement Images here
17th 100th anniversary of the birth of American actor William Holden Images here
19th 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Poland ' the Jewish resistance's revolt against Nazi Germany Images here
19th 85th anniversary of the birth of Jayne Mansfield, American stage and film actress Images here
19th 250th anniversary of the death of Italian artist Canaletto Images here
21st 100th anniversary of the death of Manfred, Baron von Richthofen, also known as The Red Baron Images here
May 2018
5th 200th anniversary of the birth of German philosopher Karl Marx Images here
6th 150th anniversary of the birth of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia Images here
10th 200th anniversary of the death of American patriot Paul Revere Images here
16th 50th anniversary of the Ronan Point Tower Block collapse in Canning Town, London Images here
16th 75th anniversary of the Dambusters Raid. Britain's RAF launched Operation Chastise, deploying bouncing bombs to bypass anti-torpedo nets and breach dams during World War II Images here
17th 100th anniversary of the birth of Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson Images here
June 2018
1st 50th anniversary of the death of American author and political activist Helen Keller who was the first deafblind person to earn a BA degree Images here
1st 75th anniversary of the death of Leslie Howard, British actor and film director. He was on a civilian flight from Lisbon, Portugal to London when his plane was shot down during WWII Images here
2nd 65th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II Images here
3rd 55th anniversary of the death of Pope John XXIII Images here
6th 70th anniversary of the death of Louis Lumiere, French inventor, photographic pioneer and film-maker who made the first ever film Images here
6th 150th anniversary of the borth of Antarctic explorer Robert Falcon Scott Images here
11th 25th anniversary of the dinosaur film 'Jurassic Park' being released in the cinema in the USA. It was released in the UK on the 16th July Images here
12th 35th anniversary of the death of Norma Shearer, 'First Lady of the Screen' Canadian-born American film actress. She was offered the lead in 'Gone with the Wind' but turned it down Images here
16th 55th anniversary of Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space Images here
17th 200th anniversary of the birth of French composer Charles Gounod Images here
24th 50th anniversary of the death of British comedian Tony Hancock Images here
26th 55th anniversary of U.S. President John F. Kennedy visiting West Berlin, West Germany, and making his famous declaration 'Ich bin ein Berliner' (I am a Berliner) Images here
30th 45th anniversary of the death of Nancy Mitford, British novelist and biographer Images here
July 2018
2nd 45th anniversary of the death of Betty Grable, popular American film actress, dancer, singer and WWII pin-up Images here
3rd 80th anniversary of the world speed record for steam locomotives was broken by the Mallard on the East Coast Main Line in England. (The record of 124.5 mph (200.4 km/h) still stands) Images here
9th 80th anniversary of 35 million gas masks being issued to Britain's civilian population in anticipation of World War II Images here
14th 100th anniversary of the birth of Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman Images here
14th 150th anniversary of the birth of English archeologist, author and spy Gertrude Bell Images here
15th 100th anniversary of the Second Battle of the Marne during the First World War which ran until August 6th 1918 Images here
17th 100th anniversary of the assassinated on Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family Images here
18th 100th anniversary of the birth of South African President Nelson Mandela Images here
20th 80th anniversary of the birth of Natalie Wood, American film actress ('Rebel Without a Cause', 'West Side Story', 'Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice', and others). (Died 1981) Images here
20th 45th anniversary of the death of Bruce Lee, American-born film actor, known for his martial arts movies including Enter the Dragon and Fist of Fury Images here
28th 50th anniversary of the death of German chemist Otto Hahn who discovered nuclear fision and won a Nobel Prize Images here
28th 85th anniversary of the launch of the Cunard White Star liner RMS Mauretania Images here
30th 50th anniversary of Thames Television beginning transmission in London Images here
30th 200th anniversary of the birth of British author Emily Bronte Images here
August 2018
4th 80th anniversary of the death of Pearl White, American silent film actress and stunt woman, best known for The Perils of Pauline Images here
8th 55th anniversary of the Great Train Robbery, Ledburn, Buckinghamshire, England. 2.6 million was stolen in one of the UK's most infamous robberies Images here
12th 30th anniversary of Martin Scorsese's film 'The Last Temptation of Christ' being released Images here
16th 70th anniversary of the death of Babe Ruth, America's most-celebrated baseball player Images here
21st 100th anniversary of the Second Battle of the Somme during the First World War which ran until 3rd September 1918 Images here
28th 55th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. giving his famous 'I Have a Dream' speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., USA Images here
31st 55th anniversary of the death of Georges Braque, important French artist and sculptor who developed Cubism with Pablo Picasso Images here
31st 45th anniversary of the death of John Ford, Academy Award-winning American film director ('The Grapes of Wrath', 'How Green Was My Valley', 'The Quiet Man', and many others, particularly Westerns) Images here
September 2018
1st 75th anniversary of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps being renamed the Women's Army Corps, and became a regular part of the U.S. Army Images here
7th 75th anniversary of the death of John Pierpont Morgan, Jr., American banker, financier and philanthropist, head of J. P. Morgan and Company Images here
23rd 50th anniversary of the end of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War Images here
25th 50th anniversary of the birth of American actor Will Smith Images here
29th 45th anniversary of the death of W. H. Auden, British-born American poet, regarded as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century Images here
30th 80th anniversary of British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain returning to England in triumph after signing the Munich Agreement, declaring there would be 'peace in our time' Images here
October 2018
4th 95th anniversary of the birth of Charlton Heston, American film actor and political activist, known for his heroic roles and for playing major historical characters Images here
7th 85th anniversary of the founding of Air France Images here
11th 55th anniversary of the death of Jean Cocteau, French poet, novelist, playwright, actor, artist and film director Images here
11th 55th anniversary of the death of Edith Piaf, popular French singer and cultural icon, known for her songs 'Non, je ne regrette rien' and 'La Vie en Rose' Images here
12th 50th anniversary of the birth of Australian actor Hugh Jackman Images here
17th 100th anniversary of the birth of Rita Hayworth, American film actress and dancer, one of the most successful and glamorous stars of her era Images here
20th 45th anniversary of the Sydney Opera House in Australia being opened by Queen Elizabeth II Images here
30th 80th anniversary of Orson Welles's radio adaptation of H. G. Wells's 'The War of the Worlds' being broadcast in the USA. It caused nationwide outrage and panic as many people thought the events described in the broadcast were real Images here
November 2018
7th 100th anniversary of the birth of American evangelist Billy Graham who was advisor to several US Presidents Images here
9th 65th anniversary of the death of Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet, playwright and short story writer, best known for the play 'Under Milk Wood' Images here
11th 80th anniversary of the death of Typhoid Mary (Mary Mallon), Irish-born American cook and carrier of typhoid disease. She was responsible for directly infecting at least 53 people, 3 of whom died, but was immune to the disease herself Images here
11th 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War Images here
13th 80th anniversary of the birth of Jean Seberg, American film actress ('Breathless', 'Airport', and many others). (Died 1979) Images here
22nd 55th anniveresary of the death of Aldous Huxley, British writer and critic, best known for his novel 'Brave New World' Images here
22nd 55th anniversary of the assassination of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas Images here
22nd 300th anniversary of the death of the Pirate Blackbeard, real name Edward Teach Images here
23rd 55th anniversary of the first episode of the science fiction television series 'Doctor Who' being broadcast in the UK. It is the longest-running and most successful science fiction TV series in the world Images here
28th 50th anniversary of the death of British children's author Enid Blyton Images here
December 2018
2nd 95th anniversary of the birth of Maria Callas, American-born Greek operatic soprano. (Died 1977) Images here
11th 100th anniversary of the birth of Russian author Alexander Solzhenitsyn Images here
20th 50th anniversary of the death of American author and Nobel Prize winner for literature John Steinbeck Images here
23rd 100th anniversary of the birth of German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt Images here
25th 100th anniversary of the birth of President of Egypt Anwar Sadat Images here
27th 95th anniversary of the death of Gustave Eiffel, French civil and structural engineer and architect, best known for designing the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France and the framework for the Statue of Liberty in New York City, USA Images here
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