Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing became the first men to reach the summit of Mt Everest in 1953

The Rolling Stones’ ‘Brown Sugar’ hit number one in the US in 1971.

Mike Oldfield released Tubular Bells in 1974.

In 1997, singer/songwriter Jeff Buckley drowned in the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee. He was 30.

And actor Dennis Hopper lost his battle with cancer in 2010 – the Easyrider star was 74

Today’s Birthdays:


Mel B, from the Spice Girls turns 41 (1975)

Noel Gallagher is 49 (1967)

Rupert Everett is 57 (1959)

Actress Annette Bening is 58 (1958)

And LaToya Jackson turns 60 (1956) 

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