70 Years ago
14th October 1943: Six hundred prisoners attempt to break free from the Nazi Death Camp of Sobibor. Three hundred are immediately successful, but only around fifty would live through the war.
75 years ago
30th October 1938: Orson Welles broadcast his radio adaptation of ‘The War of the Worlds’ in the USA. The transmission is met with nationwide panic as many people believe the events being relayed to be real.
80 years ago
24th October 1933: East End gangsters Ronnie and Reggie Kray are born. The notorious twins would go on to become the criminal overlords of the East End of London during the 1950s and 60s.
90 years ago
16th October 1923: The Walt Disney Company is founded by Walt Disney and his brother Roy. Originally called the ‘Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio’, the company would transform the movie making business.
150 years ago
26th October 1863: The Football Association (FA) is founded in the Freemason’s Tavern in London. Interestingly, this year the FA launched a search for living descendants of the ‘Founding Fathers’.
Could it be you?