LOSE YOUR­SELF IN 1961

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FOOT­BALLERS GET £100 A WEEK!

Af­ter a lengthy bat­tle led by Jimmy Hill, then chair­man of The Pro­fes­sional Foot­ballers’ As­so­ci­a­tion, the play­ers’ max­i­mum wage of £20 per week is abol­ished. Brycreemed Eng­land cap­tain, Johnny Haynes, be­came the first £100 a week player.

SU­PER­CAR ON ITV

The first true Gerry An­der­son su­per­mar­i­on­a­tion se­ries, Su­per­car fol­lowed the ad­ven­tures of one Mike Mer­cury in his epony­mous ve­hi­cle. ‘ The marvel of the age’ was based in a top-se­cret lo­ca­tion in the Ne­vada desert and ev­ery week it trav­elled through land, sea and air in its bid to fight fiendishly ac­cented su­pervil­lains.

CON­STRUC­TION OF THE BER­LIN WALL

Ber­lin­ers awoke on the morn­ing of 13 Au­gust to find that East Ger­man troops had erected barbed wire fenc­ing be­tween the Western and the Eastern zones of the city. Rail­way ser­vices had been sev­ered and all cross­bor­der road traf­fic had ceased.

WOLF­GANG VON TRIPS DIES IN GP

Wolf­gang von Trips looked set to be­come Ger­many’s first For­mula One World Cham­pion at Monza, but his Fer­rari col­lided with Jim Clark’s Lo­tus on the sec­ond lap. He was thrown from the car and killed. Fif­teen spec­ta­tors lost their lives as a re­sult of the Fer­rari hit­ting fenc­ing.

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