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1955: James Dean killed in car smash
Hollywood actor James Dean is killed when his sports car is involved in a head-on collision with another vehicle.

2000: Shocking images of boy shot in Gaza
There is a shocked and angry reaction to images of the death of a 12-year-old Palestinian boy caught in Israeli-Palestinian crossfire.

1971: Foreign Office names Soviet superspy
The British Government names Oleg Lyalin as the Soviet defector who last week exposed dozens of Russians alleged to be spying in the UK.

1988: 'SAS killed lawfully' - Gibraltar jury
The killing of three unarmed IRA suspects by British soldiers was lawful, a Gibraltar court finds.

1994: Sleepy Boris 'snubs' Irish leader
A meeting between two international statesmen in Ireland is cancelled - because one of them overslept.

1951: Festival closes to applause
Big crowds have attended the final ceremonies which marked the offical end of the Festival of Britain.

1938: 'Peace for our time' - Chamberlain
The British Prime Minister is hailed as bringing "peace to Europe" after signing a pact with Germany.


Around this Day

27 September
Top Story: 1996: Afghan forces routed as Kabul falls

28 September
Top Story: 1995: Palestinian self-rule in West Bank agreed

29 September
Top Story: 1979: Pope calls for peace in Ireland

1 October
Top Story: 1962: Mississippi race riots over first black student

2 October
Top Story: 1993: Hardline Communists riot in Moscow

3 October
Top Story: 1995: OJ Simpson verdict: 'Not guilty'


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