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Our Historical Anniversaries suggest ideas for stories and projects for which we can provide a range of images. Now looking forward as far as 2025. We also have a separate page for Celebrity Anniversaries.
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3rd
September
2021
30th anniversary of the death of Frank Capra, Academy Award-winning American film director. Images here
7th
September
2021
85th anniversary of the last surviving thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) died at Hobart Zoo, Tasmania, and it became extinct. Images here
8th
September
2021
50th anniversary of the birth of English actor Martin Freeman Images here
8th
September
2021
100th anniversary of the birth of Welsh singer and actor Harry Secombe who died in 2001 Images here
9th
September
2021
50th anniversary of the Attica Prison Riot in New York, USA. It lasts until the 13th September. Images here
9th
September
2021
80th anniversary of the birth of Otis Redding, American soul singer and songwriter who died in 1967. Images here
11th
September
2021
50th anniversary of the death of Russian statesman Nikita Khrushchev Images here
12th
September
2021
80th anniversary of the death of Hans Spemann, German embryologist. Nobel Prize winner for discovering the organiser effect in embryonic development. Images here
22nd
September
2021
45th anniversary of the first episode of the TV series Charlie?s Angels being broadcast on ABC TV in the USA. Images here
22nd
September
2021
65th anniversary of the Frederick Soddy, British chemist. Nobel Prize winner and co-discoverer of plutonium. Images here
24th
September
2021
75th anniversary of Cathay Pacific Airways being founded in Hong Kong. Images here
27th
September
2021
100th anniversary of the death of the German composer Engelbert Humperdinck Images here
28th
September
2021
65th anniversary of the death of William Boeing, American aviation pioneer and founder of the Boeing Company. Images here
5th
October
2021
85th anniversary of the Jarrow March. 200 men marched from Jarrow to Westminster to draw attention to unemployment. Images here
10th
October
2021
50th anniversary of London Bridge re-opening in Lake Havasu City in Arizona after it have been bought and sent to the USA Images here
14th
October
2021
45th anniversary of the death of Dame Edith Evans, British stage and film actress. Images here
15th
October
2021
75th anniversary of the death of Hermann Goering, Nazi leader. Images here
20th
October
2021
75th anniversary of the puppet character Muffin the Mule making his first television appearance on the BBC Images here
21st
October
2021
100th anniversary of the premiere of the silent film ?The Sheik' which made a star of Rudolph Valentino Images here
23rd
October
2021
65th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution which ran until the 10th November. Images here
23rd
October
2021
80th anniversary of the Walt Disney animated film Dumbo premiering in the USA. UK premiere was on the 8th February 1942. Images here
29th
October
2021
65th anniversary of the Suez Crisis which ran until 7th November. Images here
31st
October
2021
80th anniversary of Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota, USA being completed. Images here
31st
October
2021
95th anniversary of the death of Harry Houdini, Hungarian-born American magician and escapologist. Images here
1st
November
2021
75th anniversary of Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II) being ordained as a priest in Krakow, Poland. Images here
3rd
November
2021
100th anniversary of the birth of American actor Charles Bronson who died in 2003 Images here
5th
November
2021
30th anniversary of the death of Robert Maxwell, Czech-born British newspaper publisher. Images here
9th
November
2021
100th anniversary of Albert Einstein being awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for his work with photoelectric effect Images here
10th
November
2021
150th anniversary of Stanley meeting Livingstone in Ujiji and saying ?Dr. Livingstone, I presume' Images here
11th
November
2021
200th anniversary of the birth of Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky who died in 1881 Images here
13th
November
2021
80th anniversary of the aircraft carrier HMS Ark Royal being torpedoed by the submarine U-81 during World War II. It sank the next day. Images here
18th
November
2021
45th anniversary of the death of Man Ray, American modernist photographer, artist and filmmaker. Images here
18th
November
2021
30th anniversary of the release of Terry Waite who was held hostage in Lebanon for four and a half years Images here
26th
November
2021
65th anniversary of the death of Tommy Dorsey, American jazz / swing / big band musician and bandleader. Images here
29th
November
2021
35th anniversary of the death of Cary Grant, British-born American film actor. Images here
30th
November
2021
25th anniversary of the Stone of Scone being installed in Edinburgh Castle, 700 years after it was removed from Scotland by the English Images here
30th
November
2021
85th anniversary of the Crystal Palace Fire. Images here
4th
December
2021
45th anniversary of the death of Benjamin Britten, British composer, conductor and pianist. Images here
5th
December
2021
95th anniversary of the death of Claude Monet, French Impressionist artist. Images here
6th
December
2021
80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese forces during World War II. Images here
6th
December
2021
100th anniversary of the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty in London, establishing the Irish Free State Images here
11th
December
2021
85th anniversary of the abdication of King Edward VIII so that he could marry Wallis Simpson. Images here
13th
December
2021
300th anniversary of the death of sailor Alexander Selkirk, the original Robinson Crusoe Images here
16th
December
2021
100th anniversary of the death of French composer Camille Saint-Saens Images here
18th
December
2021
75th anniversary of the birth of Steve Biko, South African anti-apartheid activist who died in 1977. Images here
18th
December
2021
75th anniversary of the birth of American film director Steven Spielberg Images here
20th
December
2021
75th anniversary of the premiere of Frank Capra?s film It?s A Wonderful Life in New Yok. It was released on the 7th January 1947. Images here
20th
December
2021
40th anniversary of the Penlee Lifeboat Disaster in Cornwall Images here
25th
December
2021
75th anniversary of the death of W. C. Fields, American actor and comedian. Images here
26th
December
2021
75th anniversary of the release of the David Lean version of the film Great Expectations Images here
29th
December
2021
35th anniversary of the death of Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, British Prime Minister 1957-1963. Images here
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