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On this day

1991: The first (eponymously titled) album by Electronic is released. Two tracks feature one or both Boys: Neil co-wrote and sings on 'Getting Away with It'—which doesn't initially appear on the U.K. version, but does in other countries (it's added to the U.K. version upon later re-release)—and both Neil and Chris co-wrote and perform on 'Patience of a Saint.'

1994: The Boys host a 'Comic Relief' charity special this evening on BBC Radio 1, airing music of their choice. They're joined on the show by a number of popular British comedians.

2002: The Pet Shop Boys perform in Detroit.

2007: They perform at London's Hammersmith Apollo.

2011: Take That's reunion tour, with the Pet Shop Boys as 'special guests,' kicks off with the first of four nights at the Sunderland (U.K.) Stadium of Light. The Boys perform a 40-minute ten-song opening set of highlights from their Pandemonium Tour.