featuring events, birthdays and anniversaries on this day through the years.
In 1961 television viewers saw a picture of the total eclipse of the sun by the moon,
In 1965 Nat King Cole died; John Lennon passed his driving test for the first time after seven lessons and said, 'I'll keep the chauffeur for the Rolls.' The Seekers cancelled their return trip to Australia because they were doing so well.
In 1968 Johnny Speight said. 'No more Alf Garnett': and in 1978 Leon Spinks defeated the World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali in Las Vegas.
with Andy Peebles
What sort of pet would you like to own? Alison Rice looks at the wide range of pets from boa constrictors to goldfish. And if you think that living in a flat or a bedsit confines your choice of pet, Alison has some advice. She also looks at the importance of proper training. A guest vet is in the studio to answer your pet medical queries.
Producer MALCOLNEM BROWN
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