A Pop Culture Scrapbook
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23 November
November 25 November

Birthdays

  • Ian Botham (b.1955), Clem Burke (b.1955), Stephen Merchant (b.1974),

Events

  • 1969: Apollo 12 mission returns safely to Earth.
  • 1970: Quiz Ball (ns, BBC1), Grady (ns, ITV)
  • 1974: Black Arrow new series.
  • 1976: The Evening News British Film Awards
  • 1978: The Liver Birds new series; Incantations, Tubeway Army
  • 1983: The Smiths TOTP debut
  • 1991: Freddie Mercury RIP
  • 2018: John and Yoko: Above Us Only Sky
  • 2019: Clive James RIP

Charts

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

  • 1966: The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations (2/2)
  • 1981: Queen & David Bowie - Under Pressure (2/2)
  • 1991: Michael Jackson - Black or White (2/2)
  • 1996: Prodigy - Breathe (2/2)
  • 2002: Christina Aguilera ft Redman - Dirrty (2/2)
  • 2013: Lily Allen - Somewhere Only We Know (1/3 n.c.)
  • 2017: Camila Cabello ft Young Thug - Havana (4/5)

Top of the Pops

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

  • 1966: Alan Freeman. The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations.
  • 1977: Kid Jensen. ABBA - The Name of the Game
  • 1983: Simon Bates & Richard Skinner. Billy Joel – Uptown Girl.
  • 1988: Andy Crane & Simon Mayo. Robin Beck – The First Time.
  • 1994: Mark Goodier. Lady B - Let Me Be Your Fantasy.
  • 2000: Jayne Middlemiss. LeAnn Rimes – Can’t Fight The Moonlight .

Publications

Stamps

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