On this day

1969 | The Supremes made their last TV appearance together with Diana Ross on ‘The Ed Sullivan show’, singing their last No.1 ‘Someday We’ll Be Together’.

1974 | Mud were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Chinn & Chapman song ‘Lonely This Christmas’.

1985 | Bruce Springsteen’s album, ‘Born in the USA’ passed Michael Jackson’s Thriller to become the second longest-lasting LP on the Billboard US Top 10.

1991 | ‘Bohemian Rhapsody – These Are The Days Of Our Lives’ by Queen started a five week run at No.1 in the UK, the 1975 word-wide hit had been re-released following the death of Freddie Mercury.

2003 | Michael Andrews feat Gary Jules went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Tears For Fears song ‘Mad World.’

2005 | Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish became the first gay celebrities to register their relationship as a civil partnership.

2008 | The 2008 X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Hallelujah’.

2012 | ‘Gangnam Style’ by South Korean musician Psy became the first YouTube video to reach a billion views. By the end of 2012, the song had topped the music charts of more than 30 countries.

Born on this day

1940 | Frank Zappa multi instrumentalist, producer and composer.

1946 | Carl Wilson, American musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer who co-founded the Beach Boys.

1947 | Paco de Lucía, Spanish virtuoso flamenco guitarist, composer and producer.