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On this Day June 22

47 year old entertainer Judy Garland died in London in 1969 – cause of death was thought to be an accidental overdose.

In 1981 Mark David Chapman pleaded guilty to murdering former Beatle John Lennon – he remains behind bars to this day.

Hollywood legend Fred Astaire died in 1987– the dancer was 88 years old.

After changing his name several times throughout the 90s Prince announced he would be returning to the name ‘Prince’ in 2000.

And Jane Mcgrath – the 42 year old wife of cricketer Glenn Mcgrath – lost her battle with breast cancer in 2008.

Today’s Birthdays:

Lara Bingle turns 29 (1987)

DaVinci code author Dan Brown is 52 (1964)

Gary Beers from INXS is 59 (1957)

Singer Cyndi Lauper is 63 (1953)

And Meryl Streep is 67 (1949)

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