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3rd
April
2021
30th anniversary of the death of Graham Greene, British novelist, short story writer and playwright. Images here
4th
April
2021
300th anniversary of Sir Robert Walpole becoming the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Images here
6th
April
2021
50th anniversary of the death of Russian composer Igor Stravinsky Images here
11th
April
2021
70th anniversary of the discovery of the Stone of Scone on the altar of Arbroath Abbey after it was stolen from Westminster Abbey Images here
11th
April
2021
40th anniversary of the Brixton Riots in London Images here
14th
April
2021
550th anniversary of the Battle of Barnet during the Wars of the Roses after which Edward the IV resumed the throne Images here
15th
April
2021
275th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden in Scotland Images here
16th
April
2021
100th anniversary of the birth of English actor Peter Ustinov, who died in 2004 Images here
16th
April
2021
30th anniversary of the death of Sir David Lean, award-winning British film director. Images here
21st
April
2021
95th anniversary of the birth of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Images here
27th
April
2021
500th anniversary of the death of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan Images here
1st
May
2021
80th anniversary of the award winning film Citizen Kane starring Orson Welles being released in the US. UK release was on 24th January 1942. Images here
3rd
May
2021
95th anniversary of the General strike in the UK. About 1.7 million workers went on strike in support of miners. It ended on the 13th May. Images here
3rd
May
2021
70th anniversary of the opening of the Royal Festival Hall in London at the Festival of Britain Images here
5th
May
2021
200th anniversary of the death of Emperor Napoleon I while in exile Images here
6th
May
2021
80th anniversary of Joseph Stalin becoming Premier of the Soviet Union. Images here
6th
May
2021
80th anniversary of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter-bomber plane making its first flight. Images here
9th
May
2021
35th anniversary of the death of Tenzing Norgay, (Sherpa Tenzing), who conquered Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary. Images here
9th
May
2021
350th anniversary of Thomas Blood attempting to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London Images here
14th
May
2021
225th anniversary of the first smallpox vaccination by Edward Jenner Images here
17th
May
2021
500th anniversary of Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, being executed for treason on the orders of Henry VIII Images here
24th
May
2021
80th anniversary of the British battleship HMS Hood being sunk by the German battleship Bismarck during World War II. Images here
27th
May
2021
80th anniversary of the German battleship Bismarck by the British Navy during World War II. Images here
28th
May
2021
70th anniversary of The Goon Show being broadcast on the BBC for the first time Images here
30th
May
2021
80th anniversary of the death of Rama VII (also known as Prajadhipok), last King of Siam (now Thailand). Images here
31st
May
2021
100th anniversary of the start of the Tulsa Race Riots in Oklahoma Images here
1st
June
2021
80th anniversary of the death of Hugh Walpole, British novelist, short story writer and playwright. Images here
1st
June
2021
95th anniversary of the birth of Marilyn Monroe, American film actress, model and singer. Images here
2nd
June
2021
80th anniversary of the death of Lou Gehrig, aka Iron Horse, American baseball player. Images here
4th
June
2021
80th anniversary of the death of Kaiser Wilhelm II, last Emperor of Germany and King of Prussia. Images here
6th
June
2021
80th anniversary of the death of Louis Chevrolet, Swiss-born American car designer and racing driver who founded the Chevrolet motor company. Images here
10th
June
2021
100th anniversary of the birth of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh Images here
14th
June
2021
30th anniversary of the death of Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Academy Award-winning British stage film and television actress. Images here
14th
June
2021
75th anniversary of the death of John Logie Baird, Scottish engineer who invented the first television system. Images here
15th
June
2021
25th anniversary of the death of American singer Ella Fitzgerald Images here
21st
June
2021
100th anniversary of the birth of American actress Jane Russell who died in 2011 Images here
22nd
June
2021
65th anniversary of the death of Walter de la Mare, award-winning British children?s author. Images here
25th
June
2021
25th anniversary of the premiere of the film Independence Day (released 3rd July USA, 4th July UK) Images here
29th
June
2021
100th anniversary of the death of Lady Randolph Churchill, the mother of Winston Churchill Images here
2nd
July
2021
30th anniversary of the death of Lee Remick, American film and television actress. Images here
3rd
July
2021
50th anniversary of Jim Morrison, lead singer of The Doors, being found dead in his bath in Paris Images here
5th
July
2021
75th anniversary of the first modern bikini two-piece swimsuit being unveiled at a fashion show in Paris. Images here
6th
July
2021
75th anniversary of the birth of American actor Sylvester Stallone Images here
10th
July
2021
150th anniversary of the birth of French author Marcel Proust who died in 1922 Images here
11th
July
2021
80th anniversary of the death of Sir Arthur Evans, British archaeologist. Best known for excavating the ruins of the city of Knossos in Crete. Images here
19th
July
2021
200th anniversary of the coronation of King George IV of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Images here
25th
July
2021
75th anniversary of the Operation Crossroads, the first underwater test of a nuclear bomb Images here
26th
July
2021
70th anniversary of the London Premiere of Walt Disney's animated version of Alice in Wonderland Images here
27th
July
2021
75th anniversary of the death of Gertrude Stein, American modernist/avant-garde author. Images here
29th
July
2021
40th anniversary of the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, to Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul's Cathedral in London Images here
29th
July
2021
45th anniversary of American serial killer David Berkowitz, Son of Sam killing his first victim in New York. He killed a total of six people. Images here
1st
August
2021
75th anniversary of the foundation of SAS, Scandinavian Airlines System, airways Images here
6th
August
2021
95th anniversary of Gertrude Ederle becoming the first woman to swim across the English Channel. Images here
6th
August
2021
75th anniversary of the start of free milk in UK state schools to all pupils under 18 Images here
7th
August
2021
80th anniversary of the death of Rabindranath Tagore, Indian poet, short story writer, songwriter and Nobel Prize winner for literature. Images here
8th
August
2021
100th anniversary of the birth of American swimmer ad actress Esther Williams who died in 2013 Images here
9th
August
2021
85th anniversary of sprinter Jesse Owens became the first American win 4 gold medals at a single Olympic Games at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Images here
13th
August
2021
75th anniversary of the death of H. G. Wells, British science fiction author. Images here
14th
August
2021
65th anniversary of the death of Bertolt Brecht, German poet, playwright and reformer. Images here
14th
August
2021
80th anniversary of the death of Paul Sabatier, French chemist. Nobel Prize winner for hydrogenation. Images here
16th
August
2021
65th anniversary of the death of Bela Lugosi, Hungarian-born American stage and film actor. Images here
19th
August
2021
100th anniversary of the birth of American TV Producer Gene Roddenberry, best known for Star Trek Images here
19th
August
2021
150th anniversary of the birth of French aviation pioneer Orville Wright Images here
23rd
August
2021
75th anniversary of the release of the film The Big Sleep with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall Images here
23rd
August
2021
95th anniversary of the death of Rudolph Valentino, Italian film actor. Images here
24th
August
2021
100th anniversary of the crash of the British airship R-38 in the Humber Estuary Images here
27th
August
2021
65th anniversary of Britain?s first nuclear power station, Calder Hall in Cumbria, beginning operation. Images here
31st
August
2021
35th anniversary of the death of Henry Moore, British sculptor. Images here
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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