1928 Madame Tussaud's new building opens in Marylebone Road
2000 The government announced a £10m aid package for firms hit by the sale of car giant Rover as a report detailed the wider effects of redundancies.
1997 British farmers faced huge water supply cuts in a move to combat another summer drought. Spokesmen warned that such cuts would cost millions of pounds worth of ruined crops and would result in price increases of British produce in shops.
1989 Naas, County Kildare, in Ireland held their first annual pig race watched by over 7,000 people. One punter won £200 on the favourite, Porky’s Revenge, and the bookies handed the remainder of their money to the charity People in Need.
1982 Rod Stewart is mugged, the gunman steals his $50,000 Porsche