Wednesday 28 December – On This Day

Happy birthday to – Alex Lloyd (racing driver), Sienna Miller (actress, model, and fashion designer) & Nigel Kennedy (Violinist)

1998, UK radio station BBC Radio 1 aired the 100 National Anthems, songs voted by listeners. At No.5 Radiohead, ‘Creep’, No.4 Underworld ‘Born Slippy’, No.3 The Verve ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’, No.2 Nirvana ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’, No.1 Massive Attack ‘Unfinished Sympathy’.

1985, Shakin’ Stevens was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’. The Welsh singers fourth and final UK No.1.

1961, Danny Williams was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Moon River’, the Oscar-winning song was from the film Breakfast At Tiffany’s. The Tokens were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight.’