Wimbledon `97: 1961 and all that

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The last time two British men made the Wimbledon quarter-finals was in 1961. Bobby Wilson was beaten by America's Chuck McKinley, who also put out Mike Sangster in the semis before losing in the final to Rod Laver. The women's final that year was an all-British affair, Angela Mortimer beating Christine Truman.

Elsewhere...

British troops were in Kuwait to avert the threat of an invasion by Iraq...

Ernest Hemingway had just been found shot in the head by his own 12-bore shotgun...

And Del Shannon was at No 1 with "Runaway"...

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