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by Bryan Organ Click on the links below to find out more
- Bryan Organ (1935-), Painter. Artist of 16 portraits, Sitter in 6 portraits.
28 people are killed and hundreds injured in the IRA pub bombings. Two pubs in Guilford popular with army personnel were attacked with gelignite bombs, followed by a pub in Woolwich and then two in Birmingham. 17 people, known as the Guilford Four, the Maguire Seven and the Birmingham Six, were arrested for the bombing but all were eventually found to have been wrongfully imprisoned.
Art and science
John Le Carré publishes his classic spy thriller, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy
. The novel was later made into a BBC miniseries starring Alec Guinness.
A one party communist state is established in Ethiopia after a committee of military officers known as the Derg depose Halie Selassie from power.Greek Cypriot officers depose President Archbishop Makarios III in a coup d'etat
sponsored by the Greek Government. Taking advantage of the situation, Turkey sent troops to occupy half the island, proclaiming the Turkish Federal State of Cyprus the following year.