October 22nd

392 – A mysterious fire destroys the temple of Apollo

1797 – The first recorded parachute jump is performed above Paris (to Paris itself) with a 1000 metre descent.

1877 – The worst mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners. It occurred in Blantyre.

1963 – A BAC One-Eleven crashes in the Uk and kills everyone on board during a test flight.

1966 – The Supreme’s are the first all-girl group to achieve a Number One with their album “The Supremes A’ Go Go”

Births

George Cohen – England 1966 World Cup Winner (1939), Arsene Wenger – Arsenal manager (1949), Valeria Golino – Actress (1966) (For anyone who hasn’t heard of her, watch Hot Shots!), Shaggy – Singer (1968) (It wasn’t him!), Plan B – Rapper (1983)

Observance and Special Days

International Stuttering Awareness Day

Sports

1878 – The first ever rugby match is played under floodlights in Salford, England.

Number 1s

Paul Anka – Diana (1957) (Best Seller in this year)

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes – Do You Love Me (1963)

Mary Hopkin – Those Were The Days (1968) (This song spent the greatest number of weeks at the top of the charts – 6 – in this year but was not the best seller!)

Ken Boothe – Everything I Own (1974)

Jennifer Rush – The Power Of Love (1985) (The Best seller of this year with the joint highest number of weeks at Number 1)

Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers – That’s What I Like (1989)

Coolio featuring LV – Gangsters Paradise (1995) (One of the best songs ever written – different from my kind of music, but what a song..Weird Al Yankovich did a take of the song – Amish Paradise..also a good song)

Steps – Stomp (2000) (I saw these guys in concert – they were incredible!! First gig I ever went to)

My Chemical Romance – Welcome To The Black Parade (2006)

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