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On This Day August 31

George Harrison lost a 1976 court battle and was found guilty of subconscious plagiarism for the similarities between The Chiffons’ ‘He’s So Fine’ and his ‘My Sweet Lord’.

In 1997, the world was in shock at the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in a Paris car crash. Diana was just 36.

"Titanic" became the first movie in North America to earn more than $US600 million in 1998.

And in 2007, swimming champ Ian Thorpe was cleared of all doping allegations.

Today's birthdays:

Actor Chris Tucker is 44 (1972)

Richard Gere is 67 (1949)

Van Morrison is 71 (1945)

And Aussie actor Jack Thompson is 76 (1940)

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