The writing was on the wall for the UK mining industry when, 34 years ago today, Ian MacGregor was named as the new chairman of the National Coal Board.
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The first swing of Dr Beeching’s infamous ‘axe’ hit home 54 years ago today, with the publication of his far-reaching report on “The Reshaping of British Railways”.
Love him or hate him, Lord Alan Sugar – who turns 70 today – has lived a rags to riches story to become one of the UK’s most successful businessmen.
Born a hundred years ago today in Derry, Northern Ireland, Joseph McLaughlin would go on to become one of Britain’s most famous singers of the post-war era, performing under the stage name of Josef Locke.
For many years one of Britain’s most celebrated recording artists, singer-songwriter and musician Roger Whittaker celebrates his 81st birthday today.