On this day
1973 | Max Yasgur died of a heart attack aged 53. He was the owner of the dairy farm in Bethel, New York at which the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was held between August 15 and August 18, 1969.
1980 | The divorce became final between David Bowie and his wife Angie.
1986 | Billy Ocean started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going’, as featured in the film ‘The Jewel Of The Nile.’
1990 | Suffering from depression American singer songwriter Del Shannon died of self inflicted gunshot wounds. He scored the 1961 UK and US No.1 single ‘Runaway’, plus nine US and 12 other UK Top 40 singles.
1992 | UK act Right Said Fred started a three-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I’m Too Sexy’, a No.2 hit in the UK.
2005 | Kylie Minogue was voted the world’s sexiest woman in her 30s by UK magazine Good Housekeeping. Sade was voted No.4 in the over 40s with Madonna coming in at No.7 and Jerry Hall at No.8. And Sharon Osbourne was voted into 3rd place in the over 50s section.
2015 | British soul singer Sam Smith won four Grammy Awards in the US, including the prestigious prizes for record and song of the year for ‘Stay With Me’ and best new artist.
Born on this day
1974 | Guy Man, (Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo), French electronic musician with Daft Punk.
1977 | Dave ‘Phoenix’ Ferrel, bassist with Linkin Park.
1980 | Cameron Muncey, guitarist from Australian rock band Jet.
1985 | Jeremy Davis, bassist with US band Paramore.