A security scare for the Queen in 1982, when she woke up to find Michael Fagan sitting on the edge of her bed.

“When Doves Cry,” the first single to be released from Prince’s 1984 album ‘Purple Rain’, hit the top of the US charts in 1984.

It was the same day in 1984 that Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The USA album hit number one in the US.

In 2002, Lleyton Hewitt won his first Wimbledon title, defeating David Nalbandian of Argentina in straight sets.

Just 24 hours after winning the 2012 Olympics, London was rocked by a series of bomb blasts in 2005 – killing 56 people.

And in 2006, Roger “Syd” Barrett – co-founder of the rock group Pink Floyd, died at the age of 60.


Today’s birthdays:

Sunday Rose, daughter of Keith Urban & Nicole Kidman, turns 8 (2008)

David Hodo from Men a Work turns 69 (1947)

The Beatles Ringo Starr is 76 (1940)

And The Dalai Lama turns 81 (1935) 

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