It's also 27 years since Michael Jackson's Bad topped the charts, 78 years since John Wayne's first starring role – in The Big Trail –, and 107 years since 63-year-old schoolteacher Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
Why? It was her birthday, and she needed the money...
On which subject – needing the money, that is, not birthdays – this week, apart from preparing for the What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision/Stuff Live Show, which opens next Friday, we have mainly been working on...
- Bringing you exclusive online reviews of products including Denon's AVR-2809 receiver and Sony's Play TV for the PS3
- Looking forward to HD developments in Freesat and Freeview
- Showing you how Bang & Olufsen and Sony are planning to weather the financial storm
- And checking out the world's smallest projector
Meanwhile on the Forums we now have over 19,000 members, more than 86,000 threads and getting on for 140,000 posts.