On This Day August 8
The Davis Cup was first played in 1900 and was won by the US.
The Great Train Robbery in England occurred on this day in 1963 – the thieves stole £2.6 million ($AU75.5 million) in used, untraceable bank notes destined for burning at the Bank of England.
In 1969 The Beatles shot the iconic Abbey Road album cover in London.
US President Richard Nixon announced his resignation in the wake of the Watergate scandal in 1974.
In 2001 Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman parted ways – they'd been married ten years.
And Missy Higgins’ Scar topped the Australian singles chart in 2004.
Vanessa Amorosi and Roger Federer are both 35 (1981)
U2’s The Edge is 55 (1961)
Aussie director Peter Weir is 71 (1944)
Dustin Hoffman is 79 (1937)
John Laws is 81 (1935)