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1967: Campbell killed during record attempt
Donald Campbell dies while attempting to break his own water speed record in his jet-powered boat, Bluebird K7

1951: Communist forces to re-take Seoul
Chinese and North Korean troops are close to recapturing the South Korean capital of Seoul for the second time since the war began last year.

1986: Thin Lizzy star dies
Phil Lynott, the former frontman of rock group Thin Lizzy, dies 11 days after collapsing from a drink and drug binge.

1958: Explorer Hillary arrives at South Pole
Sir Edmund Hillary arrives at the South Pole - the first explorer to do so since Captain Scott in 1912.

1985: Inquiry over 'baby-for-cash' deal
Scotland Yard is investigating a surrogate mother in London following reports she is to receive 6,500 for her baby from a childless couple.

2000: First British women reach South Pole
The first British women to walk across Antarctica to the South Pole arrive safely, more than two months after starting their record-breaking journey.


Around this Day

1 January
Top Story: 1995: Serial killer West found hanged

2 January
Top Story: 1971: Sixty-six die in Scottish football disaster

3 January
Top Story: 1980: Afghan leader defends Soviet invasion

5 January
Top Story: 1985: Israel ends major Ethiopian rescue mission

6 January
Top Story: 1994: Mystery assailant attacks top US skater

7 January
Top Story: 1976: Iceland and Britain clash at sea


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