Former political prisoner and the first democratically elected South African President, Nelson Mandela, was born in 1918 – Mandela passed away in 2013.

‘You’re the One That I Want’ by Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta was certified platinum in 1978 – the song was made famous by their movie Grease.

After 74 years at the bottom of the ocean, the mystery of the Titanic was revealed in 1986, when cameras were sent down to film it.

Whitney Houston married Bobby Brown in 1992.

And in 2007 Justin Timberlake opened his New York City restaurant ‘Southern Hospitality’ – it received surprisingly good reviews. 

Today’s Birthdays:

Kristen Bell turns 36 (1980)


Actor Vin Diesel is 49 (1967)

Australian actor & comedian Shaun Micallef turns 54 (1962)

Virgin boss Richard Branson is 65 (1950)

And Aussie cricket legend Dennis Lillee is 67 (1949)