The Beatles received a gold record for their single Help in 1965.

Lord of the Rings creator JRR Tolkein died in 1973.

George Harrison married for the second time in 1978, he’s new wife was Olivia Arias.

In 1995, Michael Jackson’s newly released single, ‘You Are Not Alone’, entered Billboard ‘s Hot 100 in the No.1 spot, the first song in history to debut at the top of the chart. 

And in 2005, Gilligan’s Island star Bob Denver died aged 70.

Today’s Birthdays:


Actress Salma Hayek is 50 (1966)

Keanu Reeves is 52 (1964)

And former tennis ace Jimmy Connors is 62 (1952)