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Rupert Murdoch; Anna Maria Murdoch (née Torv); Elisabeth Murdoch

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Rupert Murdoch; Anna Maria Murdoch (née Torv); Elisabeth Murdoch

by Chris Ware, for Keystone Press Agency Ltd
bromide press print, 1969
8 1/8 in. x 10 in. (205 mm x 253 mm) image size
Purchased, 2013
Photographs Collection
NPG x137598

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Current affairs

The Open University is established, based on the vision of Michael Young. Its aims were to offer the chance to study for higher education qualifications on a part time and distance learning basis, giving people who were unable to attend a traditional university because of family, work commitments or disability the opportunity to achieve university degrees.

Art and science

The comedy sketch show Monty Python's Flying Circus is first broadcast. The Pythons performed surreal sketches that reinvented the comedy tradition, eschewing punch lines for a stream-of-consciousness structure and incongruous authorial interventions: 'and now for something completely different'.
Kenneth Tynan's Oh! Calcutta amuses and shocks audiences with full nudity on stage, taking advantage of the recent end to censorship laws.

International

Neil Armstrong takes 'one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind' when he becomes the first man on the moon.
Concorde makes its first supersonic flight. The plane was designed, developed and manufactured by a joint treaty between the French and English governments.

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