TO­DAY: Tues­day, Fe­bru­ary 28, 2017

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS -

On this day 42 YEARS AGO (1975)

Our front page shows how a London Un­der­ground train crashed at Moor­gate, killing 43 peo­ple, in­clud­ing the driver. It over­shot the plat­form and hit the dead-end tun­nel. The cause re­mains a mys­tery.

31 YEARS AGO (1986)

Swedish PM Olof Palme was shot dead in the street in Stock­holm. Chris­ter Pet­ters­son, 42, was jailed for his mur­der in 1989 but cleared later that year. The crime re­mains unsolved.

33 YEARS AGO (1984)

Michael Jackson got eight gongs at the 26th Grammy Awards, in­clud­ing Al­bum of the Year for Thriller and Record of the Year for Beat It.

Birthdays

Chef Ains­ley Har­riott is 60. His grand­fa­ther was a chef at the White House. Mo­tor­sport leg­end Mario An­dretti is 77. He won the In­di­anapo­lis 500, Daytona 500 and the F1 World Cham­pi­onship. Ac­tress Stephanie Beacham is 70. She starred in Dy­nasty. And many happy re­turns to Mir­ror read­ers Pat Ward from Norwich, 65, and Alan Scott from Thorne, South Yorks, who turns 62 to­day. If you’d like us to men­tion the birth­day of a loved one, write to Birthdays, Daily Mir­ror, One Canada Square, London E14 5AP or madeu­think@mir­ror.co.uk

To­day’s events

10am MPS and Lords take part in the Par­lia­men­tary Pan­cake Race at Victoria Tower Gar­dens, West­min­ster, to raise money for the Re­hab char­ity.

5.45pm The UK pre­miere of ac­tion movie Kong: Skull Is­land, star­ring Tom Hid­dle­ston, Brie Larrson and Sa­muel L Jackson, takes place in Le­ices­ter Square. 7.45pm Black­burn Rovers take on Derby County in the Sky Bet Cham­pi­onship.

To­day’s gig­gle

A com­puter once beat me at chess… but it was no match for me at kick-box­ing.

Mario, 77

Stephanie, 70

Ains­ley, 60

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