2013 Andy Murray was awarded the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year. Earlier in the year Murray had become the first Briton in three quarters of a century to win the men’s singles competition at Wimbledon.
1979 Pink Floyd started a five week run at #1 on the UK singles chart with 'Another Brick In The Wall, (Part 2),' their only UK chart topper.
1987 A company in Bedford became the first to be fined (£500) for failing to register personal computer records under the Data Protection Act.
1979 Two 30 year old Canadians Scott Abbott and Chris Hanley, devised 'Trivial Pursuit'- manufactured commercially from 1982.
1815 Jane Austen's "Emma" was published.