Western Daily Press
ran the first sub-four-minute mile on the Iffley Road track in Oxford, in three minutes 59.4 seconds.
1966: Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, the Moors murderers, were found guilty at Chester Assizes and sentenced to life imprisonment.
1976: An earthquake struck Friuli in Northern Italy, causing 989 deaths and the destruction of entire villages.
1994: The Queen opened the Channel Tunnel.