Mickey Mouse’s first animated appearance was in a silent short called Plane Crazy, but the cartoon failed to secure a distributor until a soundtrack was added a year later.
This was the first time Buffalo Bill had travelled to Britain, and also marked the first time that many Europeans had seen the fabled ‘Cowboys and Indians’.
EastEnders was first broadcast on 19 February 1985 as part of new BBC One controller Michael Grade’s ‘relaunch’ of the channel. The first episode secured an audience of 17 million.
The new broadcasting company was a consortium of the UK’s leading radio manufacturers, and was jointly funded through a royalty on the sale of radio sets sold by the member producers and a license fee.
On 15th May 1928, the first animated cartoon to feature Mickey and Minnie Mouse was shown to a theatre audience.
On the 24th May 1956, the first Eurovision Song Contest took place in Lugano, Switzerland.
On the 20th February 1959, Jimi Hendrix played his first ever live concert – and got fired from the band after the first set.
On the 19th February 1985, the BBC’s flagship soap opera EastEnders was broadcast for the first time.
On the 18th October 1922, the British Broadcasting Company was established.
At 7am on the 30th September 1967, the words “… And, good morning everyone. Welcome to the exciting new sound of Radio 1” launched the BBC’s new popular music station.