Forward Planner: News Anniversaries for the next 6 months

Here's the Expertsources list of some future UK news anniversaries which may spark
ideas for follow-ups & features. It's as accurate as we can make it, but clearly doesn't
include everything or cater for all tastes - two impossible tasks!

Remember to use Expertsources to find experts to comment on any story or feature.
If you haven't already joined us - please register for your free media membership
at www.expertsources.co.uk/media_register.php

Select Month:- Dec 2017  Jan 2018  Feb 2018  Mar 2018  Apr 2018  May 2018

December 2017

1 Year (2016)
Dec 01: Police say 350+ victims so far reported child sexual abuse at UK football clubs.
Dec 02: 2016 World champion Nico Rosberg, 31 announces retirement from F1.
Dec 03: At least 33 people killed in fire at warehouse party in Oakland, California.
Dec 04: Italian PM Matteo Renzi's loses referendum on constitutional reform.
Dec 05: UK: Start of Supreme Court Hearing into Parlt vote on Brexit negotiations.
Dec 06: Death of British actor Peter Vaughan, 93 ('Game of Thrones', 'Porridge').
Dec 06: Death of singer & guitarist Greg Lake, 69 (Emerson Lake & Palmer).
Dec 07: Unions & Management deal to secure jobs and production at Tata UK steelworks.
Dec 07: MPs vote to back UK Govt plan to start formal Brexit talks at end of March 2017.
Dec 09: Death former US astronaut John Glenn, 95 (1st American to orbit earth, 1962).
Dec 12: Death of ex jockey Walter Swinburn, 55 (3 time Derby winner & Shergar jockey).
Dec 14: Reports of renewed fighting during ceasefire evacuation of east Aleppo, Syria.
Dec 14: Yahoo says one billion user accounts affected in another breach of its systems.
Dec 19: 12 killed, 50 injured in terror attack as lorry drives into a Christmas market in Berlin.
Dec 19: UK: 101-yr-old Ralph Clarke jailed for 13 years for 30 historic child sex offences.
Dec 19: Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov,shot dead in Ankara.
Dec 19: Death of Hollywood star & socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor aged 99.
Dec 23: Berlin market attacker Anis Amri shot and killed by police in Italy.
Dec 24: Death of Rick Parfitt, 68: singer, songwriter and guitarist in rock band Status Quo.
Dec 24: Death of British author Richard Adams aged 96 ('Watership Down').
Dec 25: Russian military plane with 92 on board crashes into the Black Sea.
Dec 25: Death of British singer/songwriter George Michael, aged 53 ( Wham)
Dec 27: Death of US film actress Carrie Fisher, 60 ('Star Wars').
Dec 28: British Olympic cyclist Bradley Wiggins retires from sport aged 36.
Dec 28: Death US film actress Debbie Reynolds aged 84 ('Singin' In The Rain').
Dec 29: USA expels 35 Russian diplomats over cyber attack allegations.
Dec 30: Pan Pan, the world's oldest male panda dies in China aged 31.
Dec 31: At least 35 shot and killed in terror attack on nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey.

2 Years (2015)
Dec 01: German car firm Volkswagen US sales down over 20% after emissions scandal.
Dec 02: UK Parliament votes 397-223 in favour of joining air strikes against terrorists in Syria.
Dec 02: UK Parlt votes 397-223 in favour of joining air strikes against terrorists in Syria.
Dec 02: US:14 die in mass shooting, California by man & woman in 20s. Both shot by police.
Dec 02: US:14 killed in mass shooting,California by man & woman in 20s. Both shot by police.
Dec 03: RAF Tornado jets carry out air strikes in Syria following Parliamentary vote earlier.
Dec 03: 2 FIFA Vice Presidents arrested at Swiss hotel on bribery allegations.
Dec 03: BBC creative director Alan Yentob resigns over 'Kids Company' charity controversy.
Dec 03: Death of British actor Anthony Valentine, aged 76 (TV series 'Colditz', 'Raffles').
Dec 03: Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius found guilty of murder by South African appeal court.
Dec 06: UK: Storm 'Desmond' causes severe disruption & flooding in Cumbria.
Dec 09: US clothing billionaire Douglas Tompkins (North Face) dies in kayak accident in Chile.
Dec 12: Paris Summit: 195 countries approve COP21 deal on curbing climate change.
Dec 14: World film premiere of latest 'Star Wars' film: The Force Awakens in Los Angeles.
Dec 14: UK: Radio DJ Neil Fox cleared of sexually abusing fans and colleagues.
Dec 15: Kazakhstan launch of British astronaut Tim Peake to International Space Station.
Dec 16: UK: MPs vote to allow fracking for shale gas 1,200m below national parks.
Dec 16: UK: Stuart Hall (85) released from jail after serving half of sentence for sexual abuse.
Dec 17: UK: Chelsea FC sack Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho.
Dec 19: Death of Lord Grevile Janner aged 87.
Dec 19: Death of German conductor Kurt Masur aged 88
Dec 19: Death of ex footballer, manager & sport broadcaster Jimmy Hill aged 87.
Dec 21: Sepp Blatter (FIFA) & Michel Platini (UEFA) banned from football for 8 years.

5 Years (2012)
Dec 09: Death of English astronomer & broadcaster Sir Patrick Moore ('The Sky At Night').
Dec 26: Death of British TV & film producer Gerry Anderson ('Thunderbirds').
Dec 29: Death of S.African-born England cricket captain Tony Greig.

20 Years (1997)
Dec 11: UK: Royal Yacht 'Britannia' de-commissioned at Portsmouth Naval Base after 44 years.

30 Years (1987)
Dec 15: Construction work begins to build Channel Tunnel linking England & France.

40 Years (1977)
Dec 06: Birth of England cricket all-rounder Andrew Flintoff.

60 Years (1957)
Dec 17: Death English crime writer Dorothy L.Sayers, 64 (creator of sleuth 'Lord Peter Wimsey').

70 Years (1947)
Dec 07: Birth of English author Anne Fine ('Madame Doubtfire').

75 Years (1942)
Dec 01: Publication Beveridge Report (Sir William Beveridge) promoting a Welfare State.
Dec 15: Birth of British musician Dave Clark ('Dave Clark Five').

95 Years (1922)
Dec 08: Birth of German-born British painter & artist Lucian Freud.

110 Years (1907)
Dec 22: Birth of British actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft.
Dec 22: Birth of British actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft ('A Passage To India')..

125 Years (1892)
Dec 15: Birth of American oil tycoon & billionaire Jean Paul Getty.

160 Years (1857)
Dec 03: Birth of British author Joseph Conrad ('Nostromo', 'Lord Jim', 'The Secret Agent').

475 Years (1542)
Dec 08: Birth of Mary, Queen of Scots (executed 1587).


************************************************

We hope this will be of value to you in the months ahead.
Use Expertsources to find expert comment on any story or feature.
And if you haven't already joined us - media membership is free.
 
Register now at:  www.expertsources.co.uk/media_register.php

   Copyright © 2005 - 2017 Eic Content Management System Version 6.0 from Edge Impact Websites www.edgeimpact.co.uk