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Television presenter Phillip Schofield escapes with minor injuries from a four-car pile up.
Taxi Driver' wins the Palm d'Or at Cannes.
The first 3-D cartoon premieres at a Theatre in Hollywood.
Warner Brothers shows the first all-colour talking picture, at the Winter garden Theatre in New York City.
Robbie Williams is voted the Most Important Man in Music ahead of Elvis Presley and John Lennon. He was more than 77,000 votes ahead of his nearest rival Michael Jackson in a survey of half a million people.
Record company executives meet up to discuss setting up a music 'embassy' in the US to help slow the fall in sales by British artists.
Gary Barlow said that the similarity between the title of his new single 'Stronger', and Robbie Williams 'Strong' was just a coincidence.
The first weightlifting championships were held in London.
An NHS helpline is set up after it was revealed that more than 2,000 women may have had inaccurate mammograms.
NASA announces they took pictures of the first solar system. It was named TMR-1C
Claire Short spoke out against charities using pictures of starving children in their adverts.
Amnesty International is set up in London.
Two American monkeys return to earth after becoming the first animals to successfully complete a space mission.
Neville Chamberlain becomes Prime Minister, taking over from Stanley Baldwin.
Kylie Minogue-Singer and actress
David Baddiel-British comedian and writer.
Gladys Knight - Singer/Songwriter
Ian Fleming (Deceased)-The creator of James Bond.
William Pitt (Deceased)-The Younger. At 21 he was the youngest-ever British prime minister
British comedian of Morecambe and Wise fame. Born Eric Bartholomew.
Edward, Duke of Windsor-Formerly King Edward VIII, who abdicated in order to be with American divorcee, Mrs Simpson.
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