On This Day - 15th December

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On This Day in 1974: New speed limit introduced to curb fuel use


"British drivers must adhere to reduced speed limits from midnight tonight as the government tries to save fuel."
Speed limits on motorways remained at 70mph (112kph), but on dual carriageways they will became 60mph (96kph), and on all other roads 50mph (80kph). Motorists could previously drive up to a limit of 70mph. Anyone breaking the new restrictions would be reported, though not necessarily summoned. The maximum penalty for speeding was doubled to £100.




On This Day in 1907: Oscar Niemeyer, Brazilian architect born

Oscar Niemeyer

He designed the United Nations Headquarters building as well as designing Brasilia, the futuristic capital of Brazil




On This Day in 1977: The Sex Pistols were refused entry into the USA.

Johnny Rotten

Two days before a scheduled NBC TV appearance. Johnny Rotten because of a drugs conviction, Paul Cook & Sid Vicious because of 'moral turpitude' and Steve Jones because of his criminal record.




On This Day in 1997: 'Spice World The Movie Premiered'.

Spice Girls

Featuring The Spice Girls it premiered at The Empire, Leicester Sq, London. The following year it was nominated for the 'worst film' at the Golden Raspberry Awards!

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