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18 October
October 20 October


Birthdays

Events

  • 1973: Bowie releases Pin Ups.
  • 1979: Madness and The Specials release debut albums.
  • 2019: MPs meet in the House of Commons on a Saturday.

Charts

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

  • 1969: The Archies - Sugar Sugar (1/6)
  • 1976: Pussycat - Mississippi (2/4)
  • 1982: Culture Club - Do You Really Want to Hurt Me (1/3)
  • 1997: Spice Girls - Spice Up Your Life (1/1) straight in
  • 2003: Sugababes - Hole in the Head (1/1)
  • 2008: Pink - So What (3/3)
  • 2014: Meghan Trainor - All About the Bass (3/4)
  • 2018: Calvin Harris & Sam Smith - Promises (1/6 n.c.)

Top of the Pops

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

  • 1967: Jimmy Savile & Tony Blackburn. The Bee Gees – Massachusetts. Tony Blackburn debut
  • 1972: Tony Blackburn. Lieutenant Pigeon – Mouldy Old Dough.
  • 1978: Peter Powell. John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John – Summer Nights .
  • 1989: Mark Goodier. Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – That’s What I Like.
  • 1995: Stewart Lee & Richard Herring. Simply Red – Fairground.
  • 2001: Dermot O'Leary, Jamie Theakston, Zoë Ball & JS. Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head. TOTP returns to BBC Television Centre after a 10 year absence.

Publications

Stamps

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