On this Day September 19
In 1970, Glastonbury Festival took place in the UK for the very first time. The Kinks were originally intended to be the headline act but they were subsequently replaced by T. Rex.
In the same year, Diana Ross started a three week run at number one on the US singles chart with ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’ – the singer’s first number one since leaving The Supremes.
The Beatles were offered a million dollars to reunite in 1976. Sid Bernstein, who promoted their early tours of America made the offer in a full-page advertisement in the Sunday New York Times. The Fab Four politely declined the offer.
In 2005, on the 20th season premiere of her show, Oprah Winfrey donated 10 million dollars of her own money to victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Iconic Aussie music legend Slim Dusty lost his battle with cancer in 2003 aged 76. He was farewelled at a state funeral a week later.
And in 2008, George Michael was arrested in a public toilet in north London on suspicion of possessing drugs. He was taken to a local police station, cautioned and released.
Australian athlete Sally Pearson turns 29 (1986)
Comedian and the host of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon is 41 (1974)
Model Twiggy is 66 (1949)
Actor Jeremy Irons is 67 (1948)
Best known for his title role in the 1960’s Batman TV series, Adam West is 87 (1928)