Weird Events on 16th May

  • 1978: Vera Millward
  • 2004: The 7/7 London Suicide Bombings
    The BBC broadcasts London Under Attack A fictionalised account of an unfolding terrorist attack on London transport is broadcast on the Panorama show. The opening lines to the show are eerily prescient of events that would happen just a year later:
    "The headlines at 9 o'clock. In the past hour there have been three major explosions on the London underground. The first occurred at 10 past 8 on the Piccadilly line between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park Corner. The second, at 16 minutes past 8, on the Central Line between Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Circus, and the third at 27 minutes past 8 as a train was arriving at Vauxhall Station in Stockwell on the Victoria line. Emergency services have been called to all three scenes. There are no reports available yet on the number of casualties, and the police have said that it's too early to identify a possible cause. London underground is now closed and the police are asking people not to travel."