We voted for Advance Australia Fair as our national anthem in 1977

Fleetwood Mac’sRumours’ hit number one in the US, knocking off the Eagles’ ‘Hotel California’ in 1977 – It spent 31 weeks on top.

The Star Wars sequel The Empire Strikes Back premiered in 1980… With a Darth Vader revelation that shocked everyone.

In 1999 nine bodies were discovered in a disused Bank Vault in Snowtown, South Australia – the victims were those of John Bunting & Robert Wagner, 2 of Australia’s worst serial killers.

And we lost veteran Aussie actor Bill Hunter in 2011 – he died of cancer aged 71.

Today’s Birthdays: 

Actor Mr T is 64 (1952)

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70s singer Leo Sayer is 68 (1948) 

And Joe Camilleri, aka Jo Jo Zep, also turns 68 (1948) 

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