The Superman comic strip was first published in 1938.

Paul McCartney began a stint in a Tokyo jail for drug possession in 1980 – he was deported from the county upon his release 10 days later.

Famous LA Nightclub ‘Whisky a Go Go’ opened on Sunset strip in 1964. The Whiskey helped to launch many music careers including Alice Cooper and The Doors.

In 2009, Trooper Mark Donaldson became the first Aussie in 40 years to be awarded a VC for his efforts in Afghanistan.

And Cold Chisel’s drummer Steve Prestwich died of a brain tumour in 2011 – he penned ‘Forever Now’ and ‘When the War Is Over’.

Today’s birthdays:

Model Kate Moss is 40 (1974).


Singer Sade is 55 (1959).

And horror movie director John Carpenter is 66 (1948).