Helen Reddy released the Women’s Lib anthem ‘I Am Woman’ in 1972.

Mardi Gras was first held in Sydney in 1978.

Paul McCartney’s Flowers in the Dirt’ hit number one in the UK in 1989. It was his seventh solo chart-topper.

In 2010, Julia Gillard ousted Kevin Rudd from the leadership and Prime Ministership of the Labor Party.

In 2010 Billboard named Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Physical’ The Sexiest Song of All Time.

And veteran actor Peter Falk died in 2011 – the 83 year old was the star of TV’s Colombo.

Today’s Birthdays:


Iain Glen, from Game of Thrones, turns 55 (1961)

Mick Fleetwood of Fleetwood Mac is 69 (1947)

And Jeff Beck from the Yardbirds turns 72 (1944)


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