ON THIS DAY.
1980: e siege of the Iranian embassy in London comes to a dramatic end after a raid by SAS commandos.
1981: Hunger striker Bobby Sands dies in the Maze prison 66 days after 'rst refusing to eat.
2001: Britain's tourist industry hopes the bank holiday weekend will attract visitors to areas previously closed due to foot-and-mouth disease.
BORN TAMMY Wynette, W US singer, 1942, above RICHARD E Grant, actor, 1957 BILLWard, Ward, W UK rock rock drummer, 1948 DIED NAPOLEON, French Emperor, 1821, above MIKHAIL Botvinnik, chess champion, 1995 LUDWIG Erhard, economist, 1977