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1964 1965 1966
1967 1968 1969 1970 1971
1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977
1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983
1984 1985 1986 1987 1988
1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994
1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
2017 2018


Birthdays

  • Pelé (b.1940), Pierre Moerlen (b.1952, dec.), Weird Al Yankovic (b.1959), Alex Zanardi (b.1966).

Events

  • 1969: 300th TOTP.
  • 1972: Access credit cards introduced in UK.
  • 1980: The BBC Television Shakespeare
  • 1984: Whistle Test and new season of Top Gear on BBC2
  • 1993: Seven people killed by IRA bomb attack in Belfast
  • 1995: Hollyoaks first broadcast.
  • 2001: Apple releases the iPod
  • 2012: Skyfall première in London
  • 2015: Adele releases Hello - 1.1 million downloads in first week.

Charts

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

  • 1968: Mary Hopkin - Those Were the Days (5/6)
  • 1973: David Cassidy - Daydreamer/Puppy Song (1/3)
  • 1979: Lena Martell - One Day At A Time (1/3)
  • 1984: Wham! - Freedom (2/3)
  • 1988: Enya - Orinoco Flow (1/3)
  • 1994: Pato Banton - Baby Come Back (1/4)
  • 2005: Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor (1/1)
  • 2011: Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris - We Found Love (3/6 n.c.)
  • 2015: KDA ft Tinie Tempah & Katie B - Turn The Music Louder (Rumble) (1/1)

Top of the Pops

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

  • 1969: 300th TOTP. JS. The Archies - Sugar Sugar.
  • 1975: Tony Blackburn. Art Garfunkel – I Only Have Eyes For You.
  • 1980: Mike Read & Russ Abbot. The Police - Don't Stand So Close To Me.
  • 1986: Gary Davies. Nick Berry – Every Loser Wins.
  • 1998: Jamie Theakston. Spacedust – Gym And Tonic.
  • 2005: Fearne Cotton & Rufus Hound. Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor.

Publications

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