On this day.
1951: The first Goon Show was broadcast by the BBC.
1967: Francis Chichester arrived back at Plymouth after sailing round the world single-handed in Gipsy Moth IV.
1972: The Duke of Windsor, the abdicated King Edward VIII, died in Paris, aged 77.
1984: Eric Morecambe, (right) of Morecambe and Wise comedy duo fame, died in Tewkesbury, aged 58.
1987: Mathias Rust, a 19-year-old West German, flew his small aircraft through Soviet air space from Helsinki to Moscow, landing in Red Square.
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|Publication:||Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)|
|Date:||May 28, 2004|
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