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On This Day June 1

Before she was Marilyn Monroe, she was Norma Jean Mortenson and she was born on this day in 1926.

The Beatles released the ground-breaking album St Peppers in 1967.

The Film Grease, starring Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, hit cinemas in 1978.

In 1983 the Police released their final album Synchronicity.

In 1998, Aussie marathon swimmer, Susie Maroney, swam 197km from Mexico to Cuba in under 39 hours, a world record time.

In 2008, a fire at the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood destroyed several pieces of iconic film memorabilia including the Courthouse Square, the clock tower from Back to the Future, and the King Kong exhibit.

And the first female Victoria premier Joan Kirner passed away in 2015 – she died of oesophageal cancer

Today’s Birthdays:

Comedian Amy Schumer turns 35 (1981)

Alanis Morissette is 42 (1974)

Supermodel Heidi Klum turns 43 (1973) 

Jason Donovan is 48 (1968)

The Stones Ronny Wood is 69 (1947)

And actor Morgan Freeman is 79 (1937) 

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