Tuesday 13 December – On This Day

Happy birthday to – Sara Cox (TV Presenter and Radio DJ), Tony Curran (actor) & Jim Davidson (comedian)

2008, Alexandra Burke was voted the winner of The X Factor, beating four-piece group JLS into second place. The 20-year-old from Islington, London who made an unsuccessful bid to be in the contest three years ago sang with Beyonce, and performed her version of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’.

1997, Children’s TV characters The Teletubbies went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Teletubbies Say-eh-oh’. The single spent a total of 32 weeks on the chart.

1955, Dickie Valentine was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Christmas Alphabet’, the first Christmas song to reach the No.1 position.