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On this Day June 12

ANC leader Nelson Mandela was jailed for life in 1964 after being found guilty of four counts of sabotage against South Africa.

Also in '64, 250-thousand fans turned out to see the Beatles in Adelaide, where they did four shows over two nights.

The Rolling Stones released Satisfaction in 1965.

In 1994, O.J. Simpson’s wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, were murdered outside her home in Los Angeles.

In 1999, Michael Jackson paid 1.5 million dollars for the 1939 best picture Oscar awarded to Gone with the Wind.

And it was on this day in 2003 that acting legend Gregory Peck passed away, aged 87.

Today’s birthdays:

Aussie actress Frances O’Connor is 48 (1967)

Tom Oliver, Lou from Neighbours, turns 78 (1938)

And TV’s Gomer Pyle Jim Nabors is 86 (1932) 

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