BBC Home
Explore the BBC
1 May  
Search ON THIS DAY by date
Go back one day Go forward one day  
Front Page |  Years |  Themes |  Witness
About This Site | Text Only
In his last official photo, Adolf Hitler leaves the safety of his bunker to award decorations to members of Hitler Youth 1945: Germany announces Hitler is dead

The German Fuhrer is killed in the Reich Chancery of Berlin fighting the Soviets, according to German radio.


Harrier jump jet 1982: RAF bombs Port Stanley
British planes attack two airstrips near the capital of the Falkland Islands in the war to rid the islands of Argentine forces

Ayrton Senna in racing car shortly before his death 1994: Race ace Senna killed in car crash
The world-class Brazilian racing driver Ayrton Senna dies in a crash at the San Marino Grand Prix in Italy.

TUC leader Vic Feather who called for a one-day strike 1973: Thousands strike over pay and prices
More than a million workers join a one-day strike in protest at the government's pay restraint policy and price rises.

Fidel Castro addresses followers days after taking control of Cuba 1961: Victorious Castro bans elections
Fidel Castro declares Cuba a socialist nation saying, "The revolution has no time for elections."

2000: May Day violence on London streets
Hundreds of anti-capitalist demonstrators fight running battles with police - the Cenotaph and statue of Winston Churchill are defaced with graffiti
 Around this Day
Top Story 1986: Soviets admit nuclear accident
Top Story 1992: LA in flames after 'not guilty' verdict
Top Story 1975: Saigon surrenders
Top Story 1997: Labour routs Tories in historic election
Top Story 1986: Bomb kills 21 in Sri Lanka
Top Story 1979: Election victory for Margaret Thatcher
Witness
0 'The greatest driver of them all': Your memories of Ayrton Senna

Witness memories
0 Looking back
A selection of the best of your memories


World War II - 1939 to 1945
0 Britain and France joined the war on 3 September 1939A compilation of key stories as they broke throughout the war

On This Day
0 Graphic image - text with red squaresHeadlines delivered to your desktop - find out about RSS

BBC History>>
0 BBC HistoryArticles, biographies and multimedia on historical events

BBC Radio 4 History>>
0 Radio 4 logoFind out what Radio 4 has to offer history lovers

 
Search ON THIS DAY by date
Go back one day Go forward one day  

^^ back to top
Front Page |  Years |  Themes |  Witness
©MMVIII | News Sources | Privacy & Cookies Policy