TODAY: Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
A computer once beat me at chess… but it was no match for me at kick-boxing.