TODAY: FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2018
On this day 75 YEARS AGO
Our front page revealed the “staggering RAF attack” by 617 Squadron “Dambusters” on the Mohne and Eder dams in Germany’s industrial heartland of the Ruhr valley.
54 YEARS AGO
Scores of youths were jailed after a weekend of violent clashes between Mods and Rockers in towns along Britain’s south coast.
27 YEARS AGO
Chemist Helen Sharman, 27, became Britain’s first astronaut after going to the Mir space station on the Soyuz TM-12 mission.
Wakeman is 69. He played keyboards on David Bowie’s Space Oddity. Ex- tennis player Yannick Noah is 57. It’s A Mystery singer Toyah Willcox is 60. Comedian Tina
Fey is 48. And many happy returns to Mirror reader May Marlow from Chelmsford, Essex who is 99 today.
3pm Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is at a meeting of the International Partnership against Impunity for the Use of Chemical Weapons in Paris.
4.10pm Manchester hosts the Arcadis Great CityGames with top athletes competing in the city centre.
7.45pm Notts County face Coventry at home in the League Two play- offs second leg.
Did you hear about the pig who lost his voice? He was disgruntled!