A remarkable world’s first happened on July 13th, 1985, when a 16-hour “Live Aid” mega-concert was globally linked by satellite to more than a billion viewers in 110 countries.
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At one time Britain’s biggest and highest paid film star, actor Kenneth More died 35 years ago today, on July 12th, 1982.
Visitors to this week’s Great Yorkshire Show can also try out the Great Yorkshire Stairlift!
Opposition to the deeply unpopular “poll tax”, introduced in 1990 by Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative Government, dominated the news and never more so than when left-wing Labour MP Terry Fields was jailed on July 11th, 1991, for refusing to pay.
“Rainbow Warrior”, the flagship of environmental group Greenpeace, was deliberately blown up and sunk by French secret agents in New Zealand’s Auckland Harbour on July 10th, 1985.