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Commemorating 50 years of Today

1966-1974       Space Oddities

Browse archive audio and memories of the Today Generation of an era that witnessed the Moon landing, England winning the World Cup and the three-day week.

Moon Landing
Man on the moon - 21 July 1969

The TV generation is born as Armstrong's giant leap is beamed into millions of homes.

From the archive: the moon landing
Carol Kelly on the moon landing

"Just as mankind’s giant steps were being taken, our golden retriever swished his tale and spilt my mum’s cup of coffee over a chess board that my brother had just finished making for a school project!"

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Paul Mundy on the World Cup victory

"I was distraught - I burst into tears and hid behind the sofa. "It's only a game" insisted my parents - but it took Geoff Hurst's controversial goal - his shot hit the crossbar, then bounced down onto the ground and then out of the goal - to get me out from behind the sofa."

Read more from Paul Mundy's blog
John F Kennedy
The three-day week - 1974

Industrial action by miners brings about a limit on the nation's electrical consumption.

From the archive: a national go-slow
Carol Kelly on teenage pin-ups
George Best

"I chose to support Manchester United - I think George Best was a good enough reason. I think I had a pin-up of him too!"

Read more at Carol's blog
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