- John Lennon is 40 years old. Wife Yoko Ono hires an aircraft to skywrite a message in the sky above their home, the Dakota building, in NYC. Their son Sean is also 5 years old on this day. (source: BB)
- BBC Two 7.55 pm Van Morrison at The Rainbow. This programme was originally shown as an Old Grey Whistle Testspecial in May 1974, when it marked BBCtv's first simultaneous broadcast of rock music in stereo with Radio 1. Introduced by Anne Nightingale. 
Top of the Pops
presented by Peter Powell (full review in TOTP 80 here)
- Status Quo – What You’re Proposing (27)
- Diana Ross – My Old Piano (video) (5)
- Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – Enola Gay
- Black Slate – Amigo
- Coffee – Casanova (danced to by Legs & Co)
- The Nolans – Gotta Pull Myself Together (video)
- Linx – You’re Lying (rpt.)
- Gilbert O'Sullivan – What’s In A Kiss?
- Top 10 countdown
- The Police – Don’t Stand So Close To Me (video)
- Ottawan – D.I.S.C.O. (crowd dancing) (and credits)
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