In 1968, Simon and Garfunkel replaced themselves at the top of the US album chart when Bookends took over the number one slot from their soundtrack album to The Graduate.

We were taken to a Galaxy far, far away in 1977 with the premier of Star Wars in Los Angeles – it was an instant hit.

Drummer Keith Moon played for The Who for the last time in 1978 – a short time later and he was dead.

The Return of The Jedi broke box office records in 1983, earning more than 6-million dollars on its opening day.

In 1991, Lindy and Michael Chamberlain were awarded more than million dollars for their wrongful convictions in the death of their baby daughter Azaria.


And the King of Aussie TV Graham Kennedy died in 2005, aged 71… While cricketer Terry Jenner died in 2011 – Shane Warne’s mentor was 66 years old.

Today’s Birthdays:

Actress Anne Heche is 47

Shrek star Mike Meyers is 53

And Aussie actress Jacki Weaver turns 69