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18 April
April 20 April
Easter Sunday: 1981, 1987, 1992.

Easter Monday: 1965, 1976. Good Friday: 2019.

Birthdays

  • Dudley Moore (b.1935, dec.), Sue Barker (b.1956), Ashley Taylor Judd (b.1968), James Franco (b.1978), Kate Hudson (b.1979), Hayden Christensen (b.1981), Joe Hart (b.1987).

Events

  • 1967: The Beatles form The Beatles & Co., intended to bind the four controllers together for 10 years. [1]
  • 1980: 25th Eurovision Song Contest in The Hague.
  • 1999: The German Bundestag returns to Berlin.
  • 2001: Liverpool qualify for the UEFA Cup final, their first European final in 16 years.
  • 2005: Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI 
  • 2009: British author J.G. Ballard RIP. 
  • 2011: Elisabeth Sladen RIP. 

Charts

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

  • 1970: Dana - All Kinds of Everything (2/2)
  • 1977: ABBA - Knowing Me Knowing You (4/5)
  • 1983: David Bowie - Let's Dance (3/3)
  • 1992. Right Said Fred - Deeply Dippy (2/3)
  • 1998: Run DMC - It's Like That (6/6)
  • 2009: Calvin Harris - I'm Not Alone (2/2)
  • 2015: Wiz Khalifa - See You Again (1/2)
  • 2019:

Top of the Pops

year (click for show details): Presenter(s). No.1 Artist - Song.

  • 1973: no show due to a BBC strike. (Kenny Everett scheduled)
  • 1979: DLT. Art Garfunkel - Bright Eyes.
  • 1984: Gary Davies & Peter Powell. Lionel Ritchie - Hello.
  • 1990: Jakki Brambles. Madonna - Vogue.
  • 2002: Mel B. Gareth Gates - Unchained Melody.

Publications


Stamps

  • none
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