Fast food chain McDonalds was founded on this day in 1940.

Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder’s ‘Ebony and Ivory’ hit number one in the US in 1982.

Singer June Carter Cash died in 2003, aged 71 – she co-wrote “Ring of Fire” for husband Johnny Cash.

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen skipped their high school prom to host Saturday Night Live in 2004.

Aussie acting legend Bud Tingwell lost his battle with prostate cancer in 2009 aged 86.

And in 2010 Aussie Jessica Watson became the youngest person to sail non-stop and unassisted around the world. She was just 16.

Today’s Birthdays:


Tennis player Andy Murray turns 29 (1987)

Entertainer Rhonda Birchmore is 56 (1960)

And Tubular Bells creator Mike Oldfield is 63 (1953)  

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