February 7. Edward Heath called
a General Election on the issue of who runs Britain. The
answer of the British public was "Not You" as Harold Wilson
swept back to power.
Wolverhampton Tory MP Enoch Powell erupted on the election
scene with a "Vote Labour" message, accusing Edward Heath
of "one long epic of deception" over the Common Market.
February 27. Leo the lion was sent
home in disgrace from Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre after
getting friendly with a lioness on stage during a panto
production of Robinson Crusoe.
March 2. Wolves beat Manchester
City 2-1 at Wembley with goals from John Richards and Ken
Hibbitt, bringing the League Cup to Molineux for the first
March 20. Princess Anne was shot
at a by a crazed gunman who ambushed her car in the Mall.
April 2. President Pompidou of
France died from a mystery illness.
April 18. A Wolverhampton nightclub
owner denied operating a colour bar after the Race Relations
Board received complaints of racism by the club.
May 6. German chancellor Willy
Brandt resigned following a spy scandal.
June 10. A huge explosion killed
28 people at a chemical plant in Flixborough on Humberside.
July 30. A deal brought an end
to years of conflict in Cyprus but split the island - including
its capital Nicosia - into Greek and Turkish zones.
September 23. The BBC demonstrated
its Ceefax television information service for the first
October 11. Labour retained power
in the second of the year's General Elections with a wafer
November 12. Where is he now? Lord
Lucan went on the run following the battering to death of
his children's nanny at the family's Belgravia home.