On this day

1963 | The Beatles second album With The Beatles became the first million selling album by a group in the UK.

1982 | Michael Jackson’s Thriller album was released. It spent 190 weeks on the UK album chart became the biggest selling pop album of all time, with sales over 66 million copies.

1985 | Wham! Were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘I’m Your Man’, the duo’s third UK No.1, a No.3 hit in the US.

1989 | The Happy Mondays and fellow Mancunians The Stone Roses both made their debut appearance on UK TV music show Top Of The Pops.

1994 | Tupac Shakur was shot five times during a robbery outside a New York City recording studio.

1996 | American singer and ukulele player Tiny Tim (Herbert Khaury) died from a heart attack on stage while playing his hit ‘Tiptoe Through the Tulips’ at a club in Minneapolis.

2012 | Rihanna was at No.1 on the UK album chart with her seventh studio album Unapologetic.

2015 | Sinead O’Connor was receiving medical treatment after a message about her taking an overdose was posted on her Facebook page.

Born on this day

1945 |Roger Glover, bassist with Deep Purple.

1955 | William Broad (Billy Idol), singer-songwriter.