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On this Day June 17

After a televised car chase, OJ Simpson was charged with the murders of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ronald Goldman in 1994.

In 1999, the album soundtrack from the film The Full Monty was certified gold.

In 2005, Tom Cruise announced his engagement to actress Katie Holmes after just two months of dating - the infamous couch jumping incident on Oprah followed soon after.

In 2008 hundreds of same-sex couples wed after gay marriage became legal in California, USA.

And rugby league and union legend Rex Mossop died in 2010 – he was 83.

Today’s Birthdays: 

Swimming star Stephanie Rice turns 28 (1988)

Aussie actress Rebecca Breeds turns 29 (1987)

Tennis star Marcos Baghdatis is 31 (1985)

Venus Williams is 36 (1980)

Actor Jason Patric is 50 (1966)

Actor Greg Kinnear is 53 (1963)

And singer Barry Manilow is 73 (1943)

 

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