On this day

1978 | The soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever started an 18 week run at No.1 on the UK album chart, also No.1 in the US. The album, which features seven Bee Gees songs, went on to sell over 30 million copies worldwide.

1995 | Oasis scored their first UK No.1 single when ‘Some Might Say’ went to the top of the UK charts.

2002 | ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ by Queen was voted the UK’s favourite single of all time in a poll by the Guinness Hit Singles book.

2004 | A sale at Christie’s in London, England became the most successful pop auction in the company’s history after Beatles memorabilia sold for a record £788,643.

2005 | US coffee shop chain Starbucks banned the sale of Bruce Springsteen’s latest album Devils and Dust over concerns about its adult content.

2013 | Lauryn Hill was sentenced in the US state of New Jersey to three months in jail for tax evasion.

Born on this day

1927 | English singer and radio presenter Ronnie Hilton, who had the 1956 UK No.1 single ‘No Other Love’ and 21 other Top 40 hits.

1960 | John Flansburgh, guitar, vocals, from American alternative rock band They Might Be Giants.

1971 | American guitarist Chris Shiflett who joined Foo Fighters in 1999.

1987 | American hip hop recording artist Meek Mill.