This Day in Music History

5 Aug 1996

todayAugust 5, 2022

Background

It was reported that long running UK TV music show Top Of The Pops had hit rock bottom with it’s lowest audience ever – only two and a half million viewers. In its heyday the show attracted over 17 million viewers each week.

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4 Aug 2012

Oscar Pistorius becomes the first amputee runner to compete at the Olympics On August 4, 2012 in London, Oscar Pistorius of South Africa becomes the first amputee to compete at the Olympics by running in an opening heat of the men’s 400-meter. Pistorius finished second out of five runners and advanced to the semifinals, where he finished eighth out of eight runners. His image would drastically change early the next […]

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