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Birthdays

Events

  • 1967: As You Like It (ITV, ns)
  • 1978: the Italian politician Aldo Moro is recovered in the boot of a car in a Rome street.
  • 1981: 100th FA Cup Final.
  • 1982: 2nd annual London Marathon
  • 1986: BBC1: Video Jukebox, a four and a half hour history of the pop video; Janice Long begins Singled Out.
  • 1987: 32nd Eurovision Song Contest held in Brussels.
  • 1988: DEF II first broadcast.
  • 1990: Sampdoria (Italy) win 30th European Cup Winner's Cup against Anderlecht (Belgium) 2-0 in Gothenburg.
  • 1992: 37th Eurovision Song Contest held in Malmo, Sweden
  • 1998: 43rd Eurovision Song Contest held in Birmingham.
  • 1999: 45th British Academy Television Awards

Charts

as announced on this day with no.1 single (new in bold). Click year for full chart.

  • 1971: Dawn - Knock Three Times (1/5)
  • 1978: Boney M - Rivers of Babylon/Brown Girl in the Ring (1/5)
  • 1979: Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes (5/6) [announced Wed due to Bank Holiday]
  • 1984: Duran Duran - The Reflex (2/4) [announced Wed due to Bank Holiday]
  • 1993: George Michael and Queen with Lisa Stansfield - Five Live EP (3/3)
  • 1999: Backstreet Boys - I Want It That Way (1/1)
  • 2004: Eamon - F**k It (I Don't Want You Back) (4/4)
  • 2010: Roll Deep - Good Times (2/3)

Top of the Pops

host DJ and number one single. Click year for show details

  • 1968: Jimmy Savile & David Symonds. Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World .
  • 1974: Noel Edmonds. ABBA - Waterloo.
  • 1985: Janice Long & John Peel. Paul Hardcastle - 19.
  • 1991: Gary Davies. Cher - The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s In His Kiss).
  • 1996: Bear Van Beers. George Michael – Fastlove
  • 1997: Jo Whiley. Gary Barlow – Love Won’t Wait.
  • 2003: Richard Bacon & Sarah Cawood. Tomcraft – Loneliness


Publications

Stamps

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