Wednesday 14 December – On This Day

Happy birthday to – Michael Owen (footballer), Mike Scott (Musician) & Paul Zaloom (actor and puppeteer)

1996, After presenting this week’s edition of ‘Top Of The Pops’, John Peel was surprised to find he was the subject of the TV show ‘This Is Your Life’.

1977, The film ‘Saturday Night Fever’ starring John Travolta premiered in New York.

1968, Marvin Gaye scored his first US No.1 single when ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ started a five-week run at the top. It was Marvin’s 15th solo hit and also his first UK No.1 single in March 69.