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July 2020
3rd 35th anniversary of the film Back to the Future being released in the USA. The UK release was on the 4th December 1985. Images here
10th 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain during World War II which ran until 31st October. Images here
11th 100th anniversary of the birth of actor Yul Brynner Images here
11th 70th anniversary of the BBC children?s television show Andy Pandy being first broadcast in the UK. Images here
12th 30th anniverdsary of the first episode of the television series Northern Exposure being broadcast in the USA. Images here
15th 30th anniversary of the death of Margaret Lockwood, British stage, film and television actress. Images here
16th 75th anniversary of the USA detonating the world?s first nuclear weapon, at the Trinity Site, White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. Images here
17th 75th anniversary of the leaders of the three Allied nations, Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin, meeting in the German city of Potsdam to decide the future of a defeated Germany after World War Two. It ran until the 2nd August. Images here
26th 200th anniversary of the opening of the Union Chain Bridge across the River Tweed between England and Scotland Images here
27th 80th anniversary of the first appearance of Bugs Bunny in the Warner Bros. cartoon A Wild Hare. Images here
August 2020
2nd 30th anniversary of the start of the first Gulf War which started when Iraq invaded Kuwait and ran until 28th February 1991. Images here
6th 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima during World War II Images here
9th 75th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki during World War II Images here
14th 75th anniversary of VJ Day when Japan announced its unconditional surrender, ending WWII in the Pacific. Officially ended on 2nd September. Images here
16th 80th anniversary of the death of Henri Desgrange, French cyclist and journalist who founded the Tour De France. Images here
17th 30th anniversary of the death of the death of Pearl Bailey, award-winning American actress and singer. Images here
17th 100th anniversary of the birth of Irish-American actress Maureen O Hara Images here
18th 80th anniversary of the death of Walter P. Chrysler, American engineer, car manufacturer and founder of the Chrysler Corporation Images here
20th 80th anniversary of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill making his famous wartime speech containing the line "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few" Images here
21st 80th anniversary of the death of Leon Trotsky, Russian Marxist revolutionary. Images here
22nd 100th anniversary of the birth of American sci-fi author Ray Bradbury Images here
24th 250th anniversary of the death of English poet Thomas Chatterton Images here
30th 80th anniversary of the death of Sir J. J. Thomson, British physicist. Winner of the 1906 Nobel Prize for Physics for discovering the electron. Images here
September 2020
2nd 75th anniversary of the offical ending of World War II with the formal signing of the surrender document by the Japanese on USS Missouri. Images here
7th 80th anniversary of the Blitz during World War II which lasted until the 21st May 1941. Images here
7th 95th anniversary of the birth of Laura Ashley, Welsh designer and businesswoman. Images here
8th 95th anniversary of the birth of Peter Sellers British actor and comedian best known for the Pink Panther films. Images here
13th 500th annviersary of the birth of William Cecil, 1st Baron Burghley, who was chief advisor to Queen Elizabeth I Images here
16th 100th anniversary of the Wall Street Bombing in New York in which a bomb on a horse-drawn wagon exploded in front of the J. P. Morgan building Images here
17th 50th anniversary of the death of American rock musician Jimi Hendrix Images here
19th 150th anniversary of the start of the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War Images here
23rd 100th anniversary of the birth of American actor Mickey Rooney Images here
26th 200th anniversary of the death of American pioneer Daniel Boone Images here
26th 75th anniversary of the death of B?la Bart?k, Hungarian composer and pianist. Images here
October 2020
2nd 35th anniversary of the death of Rock Hudson, American film and TV actor. Images here
2nd 95th anniversary of John Logie Baird performing the first test of a working television system. Images here
4th 50th anniversary of the death of American rock singer Janis Joplin. Images here
4th 300th anniversary of the birth of Italian artist Giovanni Battista Piranesi Images here
6th 200th anniversary of the birth of Swedish soprano Jenny Lind Images here
8th 50th anniversary of the birth of American actor Matt Damon Images here
9th 80th anniversary of the birth of John Lennon, British rock singer, songwriter and musician also in the Beatles. Images here
10th 35th anniversary of the death of Yul Brynner, Russian-born American stage and film actor. Images here
10th 35th anniversary of the death of Orson Welles, American stage, film and radio actor. Images here
16th 80th anniversary of the establishment of the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland. Images here
20th 400th anniversary of the birth of Dutch artist Aelbert Cuyp Images here
28th 80th anniversary of the sinking of the British ocean liner RMS Empress of Britain by a German U-Boat during WWII. Images here
29th 75th anniversary of the first commercially successful ballpoint pen going on sale in the USA. Images here
November 2020
5th 85th anniversary of the first flight of the Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft which played such a big part in the Battle of Britain. Images here
5th 85th anniversary of the launch of the board game Monopoly by Parker Brothers. Images here
9th 50th anniversary of the death of French President Charles de Gaulle Images here
9th 80th anniversary of the death of Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister (1937?40). Images here
10th 95th anniversary of the birth of Richard Burton, Welsh stage and film actor. Images here
11th 100th anniversary of the funeral and burial of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey Images here
11th 400th anniversary of the Mayflower Pilgrims arriving at Cape Cod and signing the Mayflower Compact. They arrived at Plymouth Rock in December. Images here
13th 80th anniversary of the premiere of Walt Disney s film Fantasia in New York. Images here
17th 95th anniversary of the birth of Rock Hudson, American film and television actor. Images here
20th 45th anniversary of the death of General Francisco Franco, Spanish dictator (1939?75). Images here
21st 75th anniversary of the birth of American actress Golde Hawn Images here
21st 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Dublin during the Irish War of Indpendence Images here
22nd 100th anniversary of the birth of British actress Anne Crawford Images here
23rd 75th anniversary of the start of the Nuremberg War Trials in Germany. Images here
25th 80th anniversary of the first flight of the de Havilland Mosquito multi-role combat plane. Images here
27th 80th anniversary of the birth of Bruce Lee, American-born film actor, known for his martial arts films. Images here
28th 500th anniversary of Ferdinand Magellan reaching the Pacific Ocean through the Strait of Magellan and becoming the first European to sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Images here
December 2020
1st 75th anniversary of the birth of American acrtress and singer Bette Midler Images here
5th 150th anniversary of the death of French author Alexandre Dumas the Elder, author of the Count of Monte Christo and Three Musketeers Images here
17th 250th anniversary of the birth of German composer Ludwig van Beethoven Images here
21st 80th anniversary of the death of George S. Patton, U.S. Army general who commanded the 3rdand 7th U.S. Armies in Europe during WWII. Images here
21st 80th anniversary of the death of F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist and short story writer. Author of the Great Gatsby. Images here
31st 300th anniversary of the birth of Charles Edward Stuart, the Young Pretender also known as Bonnie Prince Charlie Images here
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