Read all about it… the biggest news events during The Sun's half century

THE tabloid Sun is born on November 17 1969 after Rupert Murdoch buys the title for £600,000.

One day earlier, The Clangers makes its TV debut on BBC1.

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Hillsborough disaster, caused by police failures to manage crowds, claims 96 Liverpool fans’ lives in April 1989.

In November 1989 the hated Berlin Wall comes down, marking the fall of communism in Europe

1990

In July 1990, Gazza weeps as England lose World Cup semi-final to West Germany on penalties.










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