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On This Day July 31

Cliff Richard scored his first UK number 1 with ‘Living Doll’ in 1959.

The Rolling Stones put on a very short show in Belfast in 1967 – thanks to a riot, it lasted just 12 minutes.

Geoffrey Edelsten paid more than 6-million dollars for the South Melbourne football team in 1985 and renamed them the Sydney Swans.

Keith Richard announced a 7 million dollar deal to write his autobiography in 2007.

And in 2011 Cold Chisel’s ‘Khe Sanh’ cracked the Australian Top 40 – 33 years after it was first released.

Today’s Birthdays:

B.J. Novak turns 37 (1979)

Coldplay drummer, Will Champion, turns 38 (1978)

JK Rowling is 51 (1965)

Wesley Snipes is 54 (1962)

And Ernie Dingo is 60 (1956)

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