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On This Day July 16

Apollo 11 was launched in 1969, taking man to the moon.

Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker formed Cream in 1966.

Musician Harry Chaplin was killed in a car accident in 1981, aged 31 – Chaplin was most famous for his folk song ‘Cat’s in the Cradle’.

John F Kennedy Jr, his wife Caroline and her sister were killed in a plane crash in 1999.

Matchbox 20 reached number one on the US Charts in 2000 with ‘Bent’.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince became the fastest selling book in history in 2005.

And in 2009, two people died in a construction accident while building the stage for a Madonna concert in France.

Today’s birthdays:

Glee actress Jayma Mays turns 37 (1979)

Comic Will Ferrell is 49 (1967)

Dancer Michael Flately is 58 (1958)

Police drummer Stewart Copeland is 64 (1952) 

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