Sports Personality of the Year celebrates 60th show

Peter Dimmock (left) and Sir Christopher Chataway (centre)
Devised by Sir Paul Fox in 1954, the first Sports Personality of the Year was held at the Savoy Hotel in London where it was presented by Peter Dimmock. World record-breaking 5,000m runner Sir Christopher Chataway beat four minute-mile hero Sir Roger Bannister to the award as the public voted to crown their first winner
Princess Alexandra, Peter Dimmock and Ann Jones
After winning Wimbledon, Ann Jones (right) capped off a magical year by lifting the Sports Personality of the Year trophy in 1969 with Princess Alexandra presenting the famous trophy
Sir Henry Cooper and Princess Anne
Sports Personality was a royal occasion in 1971 as Princess Anne was given the trophy by Sir Henry Cooper after winning the individual title at the European Eventing Championship that year
Steve Ovett and Prince Charles
Prince Charles was on hand to present middle distance runner Steve Ovett with the trophy in 1978 after he took European gold in the 800m. Arch rival Sebastian Coe would have his hands on the Sports Personality trophy the following year
Christopher Dean, Jayne Torvill, Daley Thompson, Alex Higgins, Steve Cram
In 1982 Daley Thompson won gold at the Commonwealth Games, but on lifting the Sports Personality trophy that December the decathlete admitted he was feeling unwell, giving viewers a shock by swearing on live television
Elton John, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean
Watford Football Club chairman Elton John presented the nation's darling duo Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean with the award in 1984 after they won gold at the Winter Olympic Games in Sarajevo
Fatima Whitbread
Fatima Whitbread's World Championship javelin gold in 1987 led to her being voted Sports Personality of the Year, beating snooker star Steve Davis and golfer Ian Woosnam
Paul Gascoigne
He had cried at the World Cup in Italy that summer, but there were only smiles as Paul Gascoigne became the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 1990
Lennox Lewis and Muhammad Ali
In 1999 Muhammad Ali won the Sports Personality of the Century award, which Lennox Lewis presented at the BBC Television Centre in London
Sir Steve Redgrave wins Sports Personality
Sir Steve Redgrave finally won the Sports Personality of the Year award in 2000, having come in the top three on two previous occasions. His fifth gold medal at a fifth consecutive Olympics that summer secured him the trophy and legendary status
Ellen McArthur, David Beckham, Sir Alex Ferguson and Michael Owen
David Beckham was voted Sports Personality of the year in 2001, with his manager Sir Alex Ferguson receiving the Lifetime Achievement award
Sven-Goran Eriksson, Wayne Rooney and Gary Lineker
Wayne Rooney burst onto the scene in August 2002, making his first-team debut for Everton in the Premier League and he was duly handed the Young Sports Personality of the Year trophy that December by England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson
George Best and Sir Bobby Charlton
Former team-mates George Best and Sir Bobby Charlton were reunited at Sports Personality of the Year in 2002, with Charlton handing over the Lifetime Achievement award to Best in an emotional moment
Paula Radcliffe
After taking 5,000m gold at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester and winning the London Marathon in a world record time in 2002, Paula Radcliffe was voted Sports Personality of the Year
Jose Mourinho and Pele
The special ones: Jose Mourinho and Pele were both winners at Sports Personality of the Year in 2005, with Mourinho winning Coach of the Year and Pele receiving the Lifetime Achievement award
Andrew Flintoff
After a stunning summer in which England fell back in love with cricket as the national side beat the Australians in the Ashes for the first time since 1987, it was all-rounder Andrew Flintoff who was presented with the 2005 Sports Personality of the Year award
David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Gary Lineker and Sue Barker
In 2006 the show went on the road for the first time, being held in Birmingham, where comedian David Walliams was presented with a special award by Matt Lucas in recognition of his fundraising efforts for Sport Relief
Gary Lineker and Sir Bobby Robson
"This award goes to the gaffer, Sir Bobby Robson," presenter Gary Lineker announced, before the former England manager collected his Lifetime Achievement award and gave one of the most memorable speeches in Sports Personality history
Sue Barker, Margaret Simons, Amir Khan, Tim Henman
Sports Personality has celebrated Unsung Heroes since 2003 and in 2007 it was football club founder Margaret Simons who was presented with the award by Amir Khan and Tim Henman
Sir Chris Hoy
After winning gold at the Olympics in Beijing, cyclist Sir Chris Hoy beat Lewis Hamilton and Rebecca Adlington in the public vote to lift the 2008 Sports Personality of the Year trophy in Liverpool
Jose Maria Olazabel and Seve Ballesteros
Jose Maria Olazabal presented friend and fellow golfer Seve Ballesteros with the Lifetime Achievement award at his home in Spain in 2009, shown to over 11,000 people at the Sheffield Arena via a video link
Sue Barker and Smithy
Sue Barker was joined by Gavin & Stacey's 'Smithy' (aka James Corden) on stage at Sports Personality of the Year in 2009 to celebrate Sport Relief's fundraising success
Victoria, Brooklyn and Romeo Beckham
Flanked by sons Brooklyn and Romeo, Victoria Beckham could not help but shed a tear as she watched husband David pick up the Lifetime Achievement award at Sports Personality of the Year 2010 in Birmingham
Sir Steve Redgrave
Princess Anne presented Sir Steve Redgrave with the Lifetime Achievement award in Salford in 2011, as the show moved back into a studio for the first time since 2005
Gary Lineker and Fabrice Muamba
Happy to be alive: Fabrice Muamba had almost died on the football pitch in 2012 after suffering a cardiac arrest while playing for Bolton, but thanks to a team of doctors and nurses he was able to attend Sports Personality of the Year, thanking those who saved his life
Sue Barker, Bradley Wiggins, Kate Middleton, Jessica Ennis, David Beckham
After the UK's biggest year of sport in living memory, it was Sir Bradley Wiggins who was voted the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2012, celebrating his success in front of 14,000 people in London and 14 million watching at home