The legend of the Anzacs was born in 1915. Under a hail of bullets, Australian and New Zealand forces were landed on the wrong beach on the Gallipoli Peninsula – Anzac Day was commemorated for the first time the next year.

In 1981, Paul McCartney disbanded his second band, Wings.

Crowded House’s ‘Don’t Dream it’s Over’ peaked at number 2 on the US Charts in 1987.


In 2006, part of The Beaconsfield gold mine in Tasmania collapsed, killing Larry Knight, and trapping Brant Webb and Todd Russell.

Golden Girl Bea Arthur died in 2009, aged 86.

And in 2015 a major earthquake in Nepal, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, results in more than 8,600 deaths in Nepal, India, China and Bangladesh.


Today’s Birthdays:

Aussie actor Daniel Macpherson is 36 (1980)

Actor Jason Lee is 46 (1970)

Oscar winner Renee Zellwegger is 47 (1969)

Hank Azaria from The Simpsons is 52 (1964)



Bjorn from ABBA turns 71 (1945)


And Al Pacino turns 75 (1940)