On this day

1967 | The promotional film of The Beatles ‘Hello, Goodbye’ was aired on The Ed Sullivan show in the US.

1976 | The Sex Pistols released the single ‘Anarchy In The UK’.

1988 | Russian cosmonauts aboard Soyuz 7 took into space a cassette copy (minus the cassette box for weight reasons) of the latest Pink Floyd album Delicate Sound Of Thunder and played it in orbit, making Pink Floyd the first rock band to be played in space. David Gilmour and Nick Mason both attended the launch of the spacecraft.

1994 | The Eagles started a two-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Hell Freezes Over.’

2000 | Manchester club the Hacienda was auctioned off raising £18,000 for charity. Madonna made her UK TV debut at the club when C4 music show The Tube was broadcast live from the venue. Oasis, Happy Mondays, U2, New Order, Stone Roses, The Smiths and James all played at the club.

2003 | Rapper Soulja Slim was shot to death in front of his home in New Orleans aged 25.

Born on this day

1937 | Hungarian-American bassist, Bob Babbitt most famous for his work as a member of Motown Records’ studio band, the Funk Brothers, from 1966 to 1972.

1939 | American singer, songwriter Tina Turner, (Annie Mae Bullock).

1944 | Jean Terrell, vocals, The Supremes joined in 1969.

1945 | John McVie, bassist with the rock band Fleetwood Mac.

1970 | Ron Jones, guitar, The Flaming Lips.

1981 | Natash Bedingfield, singer, (2004 UK No.1 single ‘These Words’).

1990 | British singer-songwriter and actress, Rita Ora.