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The John Lennon song Imagine is voted The nation’s favourite song

The Virgin Radio carried out a UK favorite song survey and listeners voted Imagine number-one. Imagine it the best-selling single of John Lennon's solo career. The single earned a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

Video game 'Diablo' is released

Diablo is an action role-playing hack and slash video game developed by Blizzard North and released by Blizzard Entertainment in 1996. Set in the fictional Kingdom of Khanduras, Diablo has the player take control of a lone hero battling to rid the world of Diablo, the Lord of Terror.

Ricky Nelson is killed when his aircraft crashes in Texas

Eric Nelson was an American actor, musician, and songwriter. He was on the tour and boarded a chartered DC-3 in Alabama with his fiancee and five other people, bound for a New Year’s Eve appearance in Dallas. Shortly before reaching Dallas, the cabin of the plane filled with smoke due to a fire of undetermined origin. The plane crashed in a wooded area.

Village People are at No. 1 on the UK singles chart with 'YMCA'

"Y.M.C.A." is a song by the American disco group Village People. It was released in 1978 as the only single from their third studio album Cruisin'. "Y.M.C.A." reached Number 1 in the UK, becoming the group's biggest hit. It is one of fewer than 40 singles to have sold 10 million physical copies worldwide.

Anniversaries of the (in)famous

born 1943

John Denver

born 1959

Val Kilmer