1994 British members of parliament voted to reduce the age of consent for homosexual men from 21 to 18.
1985 The Under-Secretary of State at the Department of the Environment, Lord Avon, announced that the Government was to give the National Heritage Memorial Fund an extra 25 million to preserve Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire; Weston Park, Shropshire and Nostell Priory, Yorkshire.
1976 The Four Seasons were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'December '63 (Oh What A Night). The group's only UK No.1.
2004 Mud singer Les Gray died of a heart attack, whilst fighting throat cancer, aged 57, (1974 UK No.1 single 'Tiger Feet' plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles').
1997 Three men (James Robinson and cousins Vincent and Michael Hickey) were released from prison after serving 18 years for the murder of Midland schoolboy Carl Bridgewater when the Court of Appeal ruled that their convictions were unsafe.