1958: Cornwall College are schoolboy soccer champions for 1958. They achieved the double at Sabina Park when they defeated the defending Olivier Shield champions Kingston College 2-1 in the second leg of the final to win the trophy on a 4-2 aggregate. Cornwall had earlier in the season won the daCosta cup while Kingston College had maintained the Manning Cup.

1960: History making is the feature of the sitting of the House of Representatives, as members gathered in their bright and new chamber in Gordon House to begin a session due to last into next year.

1967: The leader of the opposition, Norman Manley, QC, and Mrs Manley, left Jamaica for a brief visit to New York via Miami. Mr Manley goes for discussions with leaders of the Jamaica Progressive League and to renew relationships with the many individuals who used to help and support the People’s National Party.

1975: Sir Allen Lewis, QC, will be installed Chancellor of the University of the West Indies in the Assembly Hall of the Mona campus in the presence of a fair-size crowd headed by Their Excellencies, the Governor General Florizel Glasspole, ON, CD, and Mrs Glasspole.


1979: Jamaica’s Debbie Campbell placed third in the Miss World contest at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The contest, won by Bermuda’s Gina Swainson, 21, with Britain’s Carolyn Seaward, second, featured girls from 69 countries.


1979: A team of six Cuban doctors, consisting of one dentist, two psychiatrists, one urologist and two general practitioners, arrived in the island to assist in easing the continued acute shortage of medical personnel in the island’s hospitals and health centres.


1980: Trench Town Fire Station closed on Spanish Town Road due to an escalation of violence in the area last month, will reopen but without telephones. During the closure, the telephones were stolen.

1980: A naval destroyer, USS Yellowstone, docked in Montego Bay Harbour at 7 a.m. Carrying home 861 crew members and officers, under the command of Captain Campbell. The vessel will be here for four hours having granted one-day shore leave to its crew. This is the third US Navy vessel to visit Montego Bay since Monday.

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