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Commemorating 50 years of Today

Today - 1957 - 2007 

Today is 50 on 28th October 2007. So too are over a dozen people who we've come to know as the Today Generation. Join them on a journey through the ages and see how their memories combine with the great moments in history, as reported by Today.

Today Generation blogger Ian Denyer
Today at 50

Our reporter Nicola Stanbridge looks back at the changes of the last 50 years with the help of the Today Generation. Listen again:

50 years of work
50 years of leisure
50 years of family

Through The Ages

John F Kennedy

1957 - 1963

Kennedy assassinated; Sputnik launched; Churchill's funeral; Profumo resigns.
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Moon Landing


Armstrong on the moon; World Cup victory; the Aberfan disaster; the Three Day Week.

Margret Thatcher


Strikes and the Silver Jubilee; the winter of discontent; the first woman Prime Minister.

Charles and Diana


The Royal Wedding; a nuclear disaster; the Miners' Strike; war in the Falklands.
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Labour Election Victory


The Berlin Wall; the Lockerbie disaster; elections in South Africa; the rise of Tony Blair.
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September 11

1998 - 2007

9/11 Ground Zero; the Good Friday agreement; the Millennium Bug; July 7 London bombings.

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The Today Generation

People who share their birthday with Today have been writing online about their lives, sharing their memories and photos and talking us through the last 50 years.

Meet the Today Generation

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