1950-Present is in 20th Century Events.

Death of George VI Accession of Elizabeth II

Coronation of Elizabeth II

First Broadcast of Coronation Street

On 09 Dec 1960 the soap opera Coronation Street was first broadcast.

First Manned Space Flight

On 12 Apr 1961 Russian astronaunt Yuri Gagarin completed the first manned space flight.

London Premiere of Lawrence of Arabia

On 10 Dec 1962 Lawrence of Arabia received its premiere in London at the Odeon Cinema Leicester Square. The event was attended by Philip Mountbatten Duke Edinburgh (age 41) and Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom (age 36). Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, David Lean Director), Sam Spiegel (Producer) and Freddie Young (cameraman) attended. In the audience were Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Attenborough, his wife and son. Noël Coward attended the after-party.

New York Premiere of Lawrence of Arabia

On 16 Dec 1962 Lawrence of Arabia received its premiere in New York at the Criterion Cinema New York. Alec Guiness, Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, David Lean (Director) and Sam Spiegel (Producer) attended.

Funeral of John F Kennedy

On 25 Nov 1963 the funeral of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy (deceased) was held.

Death of Louis Mountbatten

On 27 Aug 1979 Louis Mountbatten 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (age 79) was killed by an IRA bomb aboard his fishing boat in Mullaghmore, County Sligo. His daughter Patricia Mountbatten 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma (age 55) succeeded 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma. John Knatchbull 7th Baron Brabourne (age 54) by marriage Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

Nicholas Timothy Knatchbull (age 14) was killed.

Pauk Maxwell, a local boy, was killed.

On 28 Aug 1979 Doreen Browne Baroness Brabourne (age 83) died from wounds in hospital the day after the bombing.

Death of John Lennon

On 08 Dec 1980 at around ten to eleven in the evening John Lennon Musician (age 40) was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman outside of The Dakota Upper West Side Manhattan where he lived. Lennon was rushed to Roosevelt Hospital Midtown West Manhattan where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Penlee Lifeboat Disaster

19 Dec 1981. The Penlee lifeboat disaster occurred off the coast of Cornwall, England when RNLI lifeboat Solomon Browne, from Penlee Lifeboat Station near Mousehole, went to the aid of the vessel Union Star after its engines failed in heavy seas. After the lifeboat had rescued four people, both vessels were lost with all hands. Sixteen people died, including eight volunteer lifeboatmen.

Live Aid

On 13 Jul 1985 Live Aid was two Concerts held in London and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania which raised around £150 million for famine relief.

Coronation of King Charles III

Wedding of the Duke of Westminster

On 07 Jun 2024 Hugh Grosvenor 7th Duke of Westminster (age 33) and Olivia Henson were married at Chester Cathedral [Map]. He the son of Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor 6th Duke Westminster and Natalia Phillips Duchess of Westminster (age 65).

William Prince of Wales (age 41) attended.

Guests included Edwina Grosvenor (age 42) and her husband Dan Snow.

The city’s annual Summer Flowers project has been funded by the couple, with 100,000 flowers planted as part of the wedding celebrations and they have also paid for free ice cream and sorbet from three local independent businesses to be given to visitors to Chester city centre through the day. BBC.