John Lennon won his battle to stay in the US in 1976, when he was finally issued with a Green Card.

In 1984, Prince’s first film, Purple Rain, opened in the U.S.

Australian Idol went to air in 2003.

And Aussie musician Darryl Cotton died of liver cancer in 2012 – he was 62.

Today’s Birthdays:

Actress Maya Rudolph turns 44 (1972)

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Aussie actor Julian McMahon is 48 (1968)

And former Aussie cricket skipper Alan Border is 51 (1955) 

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