1942 - The first commercial around-the-world airline flight took place.

1979 - The Village People scored their only UK No.1 single with 'Y.M.C.A.' At its peak the single was selling over 150,000 copies a day.

1987 - The first episode of TV's Inspector Morse was broadcast. It was based in Oxford.

1993 - Two 10-year-old boys  charged with the abduction and murder of two-year-old James Bulger in Liverpool

Famous Birthdays

1943 - Terry Venables, British soccer player/manager

1953 - Malcolm Young, AC/DC guitarist

1955 - Rowan Atkinson, England, comedian/actor