On this day

1974 | The Steve Miller Band were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Joker’.

1981 | It was reported that the White House had expanded its record library by including albums by Bob Dylan, Kiss and the Sex Pistols.

1995 | Snoop Doggy Dogg was charged in Los Angeles with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

2001 | British Airways staff complained about Oasis singer Liam Gallagher after he had grabbed a stewardess’ bottom, refused to stop smoking and threw objects around the cabin during a flight from London to Rio De Janeiro.

2002 | Aaliyah had the posthumous UK No.1 single with ‘More Than A Woman’. Aaliyah was killed in Aug 2001 in a plane crash in the Bahamas aged 22.

2003 | Singer-songwriter Maurice Gibb from The Bee Gees died aged 53 in Miami Hospital, Florida following a heart attack during abdominal surgery.

Born on this day

1932 | Des O’Connor, UK singer, comedian, TV presenter.

1946 | Cynthia Robinson, vocals, Sly and the Family Stone who had the 1968 US No.1 singles ‘Everyday People’.

1968 | American rapper Raekwon from Wu-Tang Clan.

1970 | American musician Zack de la Rocha, from Rage Against The Machine.

1991 | Pixie Lott, British singer.

1993 | Zayn Malik from English-Irish pop boy band One Direction.