On This Day

6th February

1945 – Bob Marley was born.

1952 – King George VI died in his sleep aged just 56 and Princess Elizabeth became sovereign of Great Britain.

(She wasn’t declared Queen until February 8, and wasn’t crowned Queen Elizabeth II until June 2, 1953.)

1958 – British European Airways Flight 609 crashed on its third attempt to take off from a slush-covered runway at the Munich-Riem airport in Munich, West Germany. On board the plane was the Manchester United football team, nicknamed the Busby Babes, along with a number of supporters and journalists. Twenty-three of the 44 passengers on board the aircraft died in what was to be called The Munich Air Disaster.


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