This Day In U2 History

August 16

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World Events

  • Flood (Mark Ellis) is born. (1960)

U2 History on this Day

  • On a chart dated August 16, “Fire“ peaks at #4 on the Irish Top 30 chart and stays at 3 weeks in that position. (1981)
  • Playing at Slane Castle, opening for Thin Lizzy, U2 debut a number of new songs including “With a Shout,” “I Threw a Brick Through a Window,” “Rejoice,” “October,” and the song due to be the next single, “Gloria.” (1981)

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