We partied in the streets are were glued to the box as we celebrated the Queen's Silver Jubilee, she also opened a £71m extension to the Piccadilly Line to serve Heathrow Airport.. The Space Shuttle made it’s first test flight. England was shaken by the start of the evil string of murders by Yorkshire Ripper- Peter Sutcliffe, and King of Rock and Roll- Elvis Presley died at his home in Graceland at just 42 years old.
Disney release The Rescuers, Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind and Star Wars opens in cinemas and becomes the highest-grossing film of the year
Viewers in Britain and all over the world tuned in to watch the Silver Jubilee celebrations and it even got covered in the Corrie plot line! The original series of Top Gear begins on local Midlands TV and Krypton Factor made its ITV début and as kids were were being spooked by Rentaghost, Miss Popov went on to play Audrey in Corrie