TO­DAY: FRI­DAY, MAY 18, 2018

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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.

Birthdays

Mu­si­cian Rick

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.

To­day’s events

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.

To­day’s gig­gle

Did you hear about the pig who lost his voice? He was dis­grun­tled!

Toyah, 60

Rick, 69

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