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On This Day August 4

Britain declared war on Germany in 1914– it wasn’t long before Australia was doing its bit for ‘King and Country’.

American radio stations began banning Beatles records in 1966 after John Lennon claimed the band was more popular than Jesus.

In 1984 Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ hit number 1 on the US charts, it remained there for 24 weeks.

And Annette Charles, who played CHA CHA in the Grease movie, died in 2011 after battling non-smokers lung cancer – she was 63.

Today’s birthdays:

Singer Jessica Mauboy is 27 (1989)

US president Barak Obama is 55 (1961)

Aussie author Tim Winton is 56 (1960)

Billy Bob Thornton is 61 (1955) 

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