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On This Day August 18

Ringo Starr made his first appearance as a Beatle in 1962.

Australia decided to withdraw troops from Vietnam in 1971.

An estimated 130,000 people descended on Memphis in 1977 for the funeral of Elvis Presley.

On the same day in 1977, The Police made their live debut as a trio.

In 1982 The City of Liverpool named four streets in honour of The Beatles – John Lennon Drive, Paul McCartney Way, George Harrison Close and Ringo Starr Drive.

And ABC journalist Paul Lockyer was killed in a 2011 helicopter crash in remote South Australia – he was 61 years old.

Today’s Birthdays:

Daughter of Kurt Cobain & Courtney Love, Frances Bean Cobain, turns 24 (1992)

Andy Samberg turns 38 (1978)

Edward Norton & Christian Slater turn 47 (1969)

Denis Leary is 59 (1957)

And Actor/director Robert Redford is 80 (1936)

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