A Pop Culture Scrapbook
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13 December
December 15 December


Birthdays

  • Chris Waddle (b.1960)

Events

  • 1967: Sports Review & Personality of 1967.
  • 1972: Apollo 17 leaves the Moon.
  • 1979: The Clash release London Calling.
  • 1983: Never Say Never Again UK premiere

Charts

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

  • 1969: Rolf Harris - Two Little Boys (1/6)
  • 1976: Showaddywaddy - Under the Moon of Love (3/3)
  • 1982: Renee & Renato - Save Your Love (1/4)
  • 1997: Teletubbies - Teletubbies Say Eh-Oh! (2/2)
  • 2003: Ozzy & Kelly Osbourne - Changes (1/1)
  • 2008: Leona Lewis - Run (2/2)
  • 2014: Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars - Uptown Funk (1/7 n.c.)
  • 2018: Ariana Grande - Tank U Next ( / )

Top of the Pops

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

  • 1967: Alan Freeman & Mike Lennox. The Beatles - Hello Goodbye.
  • 1972: Ed Stewart. Chuck Berry – My Ding-A-Ling.
  • 1978: Tony Blackburn. Boney M – Mary’s Boy Child
  • 1989: Nicky Campbell. Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – Let’s Party.
  • 1995: John Peel. Michael Jackson – Earth Song.
    • As John Peel closes the show, Michael Aspel surprises him with the Big Red Book for This Is Your Life - see 24 January 1996.
  • 2001: Jamie Theakston. Daniel Bedingfield – Gotta Get Thru This.

Publications

Stamps

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