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26 Jul 1952: Eva Peron dies

23 Sep 1952: Charlie Chaplin comes home

30 Sep 1955: James Dean killed in car smash

18 Apr 1955: Albert Einstein dies

31 May 1957: Arthur Miller guilty of contempt

29 Apr 1958: My Fair Lady dazzles London

07 Aug 1958: Arthur Miller cleared of contempt

22 Apr 1959: Dame Margot Fonteyn released from jail

24 Jan 1961: End of the road for Monroe and Miller

17 Jun 1961: Russian dancer in freedom dash

05 Aug 1962: Marilyn Monroe found dead

07 Feb 1964: Beatlemania arrives in the US

21 May 1966: Cooper loses to world champ Clay

09 Mar 1967: Stalin's daughter defects to the West

10 May 1967: Two Rolling Stones on drugs charges

11 Oct 1967: Harold Wilson wins Moving apology

12 Dec 1967: Stones guitarist escapes jail for drugs

08 May 1968: Krays held on suspicion of murder

29 May 1968: Manchester Utd win European Cup

14 Jan 1969: Matt Busby retires from Man United

18 Feb 1969: Lulu ties knot with Bee Gee

12 Mar 1969: Paul McCartney weds Linda Eastman

07 Jul 1969: Brian Jones died of 'drink and drugs'

20 Aug 1970: Bobby Moore cleared of stealing

18 Sep 1970: Rock legend Hendrix dies after party

12 May 1971: Row rocks Rolling Stone wedding

03 Jul 1971: Doors' singer Jim Morrison found dead

10 Oct 1975: Liz Taylor and Richard Burton remarry

29 Nov 1975: Graham Hill killed in air crash

04 Dec 1976: 'Genius' composer Benjamin Britten dies

06 Jan 1977: EMI fires Sex Pistols

13 May 1977: Cricket captain sacked over 'circus'

16 Aug 1977: Rock and roll 'king' Presley dies

16 Sep 1977: T-Rex singer killed in car smash

25 Dec 1977: Silent film legend Chaplin dies

17 May 1978: Charlie Chaplin's stolen body found

12 Oct 1978: Sex Pistol Vicious on murder charge

02 Feb 1979: Sid Vicious dies from drugs overdose

10 Dec 1979: Daredevil Kidd's 80ft river jump

08 Dec 1980: John Lennon shot dead

22 Jun 1981: Chapman pleads guilty to Lennon murder

13 Jul 1985: Live Aid makes millions for Africa

08 Apr 1986: Eastwood voted mayor by landslide

10 Sep 1988: BBC presenters in helicopter crash

30 Jul 1991: Pavarotti sings in the British rain

24 Nov 1991: Giant of rock dies

24 Aug 1993: Michael Jackson accused of child abuse

01 May 1994: Race ace Senna killed in car crash

02 Sep 1994: Roy Castle loses battle with cancer

13 Apr 1997: Tiger Woods wins Masters at 21

15 Jul 1997: Versace murdered on his doorstep

31 May 1998: Ginger leaves the Spice Girls

21 Mar 1999: Comedy genius Ernie Wise dies

08 Jul 2000: New Harry Potter most magical yet

18 Oct 2000: Hurley mocked at premiere

24 May 1999: Drugs row Dallaglio goes

18 Nov 2000: Hollywood meets Wales in 'wedding of year'

22 Dec 2000: Madonna weds her Guy

12 Jan 2001: Swedish 'Iceman' starts England job

02 Jul 2001: Dando killer jailed for life

08 Aug 2001: Hollywood's 'golden couple' divorce

10 Aug 2001: Hamiltons condemn 'sex assault' arrest

30 Dec 2002: Diana Ross arrested for drink-driving

12 Jan 2003: Maurice Gibb dies after stomach op

27 Jul 2003: Comic legend Bob Hope dies

08 Oct 2003: The Terminator takes on California
 
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