Eurovision 2018

#OnThisDay: Sandie Shaw Takes The First UK Victory

On This Day

In a new series of articles, we look at what happened at the Eurovision Song Contest and Family of Events #OnThisDay. Today is 8th April 2018 and we look at the United Kingdom’s first victory.

8th April – 51 Years Ago Today

On this day in 1967, the 12th Eurovision Song Contest took place in the Hofburg Palace, Vienna. Sandie Shaw took part for United Kingdom, becoming the first entry to win for her country. Sandie Shaw finished with a 25 point margin over her nearest competitor, Sean Dunphy from Ireland.

Video: YouTube/TheEuroSongContest

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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