The original Broadway production of the Cole Porter musical “Can Can,” starring Gwen Verdon, Hans Conreid, Lilo, and Peter Cookson, opened at New York’s Shubert Theatre for 892 performances.
In New York City, David Bowie played the first of three nights at Madison Square Garden.
Spandau Ballet were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘True’, the group’s only No.1. The song spent four weeks at the top of the UK chart and was a hit in 20 other countries. Parts of the original version have been sampled and used in a number of songs – most notably PM Dawn’s 1991 US No.1 hit ‘Set Adrift on Memory Bliss’, which contains a sample of the song’s famous guitar hook.
Spandu Ballet vs Duran Duran lacked the The Beatles vs The Rollings Stones, which DD and Stones both won in terms of outlasting the other.