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35 YEARS AGO (1982)

Our front page asked the ques­tion on ev­ery­one’s lips af­ter the death of Princess Grace of Monaco in a car crash. There were ru­mours, later proved false, that daugh­ter Stephanie, then 17, was driv­ing it il­le­gally.

39 YEARS AGO (1978)

An earth­quake mea­sur­ing 7.7 on the Richter scale struck south east­ern Iran, lev­el­ling the town of Tabas and killing an es­ti­mated 26,000 peo­ple.

40 YEARS AGO (1977)

T-Rex star Marc Bolan was killed in a car crash, aged 29. His girl­friend, US singer Glo­ria Jones, who was driv­ing the Mini, sur­vived the smash which hap­pened at an ac­ci­dent blackspot in Barnes, South West London. Two days later bur­glars broke into their home and stole most of Bolan’s pos­ses­sions.

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