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17th July 1962

The last atomic bomb test above ground in Nevada.

4th  October 1962  The Beatles release their first single -  ‘Love Me Do’





14th January 1963 French President Charles de Gaulle announced  a veto on Britain's application to join the European Common Market





28th March 1964 Radio Caroline, the first British offshore radio station, began broadcasting off the coast of England.

27th September 1964 The Warren Commission, investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, announced that  Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination.





2nd May 1965  

Intelsat 1, known as the Early Bird satellite, was used to transmit television pictures across the Atlantic.

22nd December 1965 70mph speed limit introduced on motorways in Britain.





12th January 1966 President Johnson said in his State of the Union address that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there was ended.

Radio Syd - Key Dates

1966

1962

1964

1965

1963

6th March 1962

Broadcasts from Radio Syd start from Cheeta

31st July 1962

Radio Syd defies the new anti-offshore radio laws and continues broadcasting

** October 1962

Britt Wadner prosecuted and fined for allowing Radio Syd to continue broadcasting

9th January 1963

Cheeta’s anchor chain breaks and she drifts through pack ice in Oresund. Cheeta makes her way to harbour in Limhamn for safety.

** May 1963

11 Advertisers fined for buying airtime on Radio Syd.

** October 1963

Britt Wadner prosecuted and fined again for allowing Radio Syd to broadcast.

** March 1964

Britt Wadner prosecuted and fined again for allowing Radio Syd to broadcast.

25th  August 1964

Britt Wadner prosecuted again and sentenced to one month in jail.

27th August 1964

Large demonstration and march arranged by Club Radio Syd held in Malmo to show support for Britt Wadner and Radio Syd.

17th September 1964

Cheeta drifts and runs aground off Malmo.

19th September 1964

Cheeta refloated and towed into harbour - impounded by authorities

** September 1964

Radio Syd resumes broadcasts from Cheeta 2.

7th October 1964

Cheeta  sinks at the quayside in Malmo

** May 1965

Britt Wadner prosecuted again for allowing Radio Syd to broadcast - sentenced to one month in prison

** June 1965

27 advertisers prosecuted and fined for buying airtime on Radio Syd

27th June 1965

Rolling Stones visit Cheeta 2, home of  Radio Syd

** December 1965

Britt Wadner prosecuted again for allowing Radio Syd to broadcast - sentenced to three months in prison

13th December 1965

First test transmissions for TV Syd from Cheeta 2

18th January 1966

Cheeta 2 forced to leave her anchorage due to severe pack ice in Oresund. Radio and TV Syd suspend broadcasts.

31st January 1966

Cheeta 2 anchors off the English coast, having been loaned to Radio Caroline (South)



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