On this day

1977 | ABBA went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Dancing Queen’.

1983 | David Bowie was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the title track from his latest album ‘Let’s Dance’.

1989 | Rolling Stone Bill Wyman announced his forthcoming marriage to 19-year old Mandy Smith. He revealed the couple had been dating for six years.

1991 | Record producer Martin Hannett died. He worked with many Manchester acts including The Smiths, New Order, Joy Division, Happy Mondays, Magazine as well as U2 and The Psychedelic Furs.

2000 | Moby started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Play’. The album went on to spend 81 weeks on the chart.

Born on this day

1980 | Albert Hammond Jr, guitarist from American rock band The Strokes.

1999 | American rapper, singer and songwriter Lil Nas X.