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Happy Thursday! March 16, 2017.

ERIC ESTRADA

Billy Healy’s ‘Wide Bay Today’ ‘Classic Calendars’ for Thursday March 16, 2017.

On this date in 1959 ‘The Platter’s scored a number one UK hit with ‘Smoke Gets in Your Eyes’, the groups only UK number one. Today is the first day of ‘The World’s Greatest Shave’ a fund raiser for the Leukaemia Foundation. It officially runs until when? On this date in 1949 US actor Erik Estrada was born in New York City. He is best known for the part of Officer Frank ‘Ponch’ Poncherello in the what police television police?

On this date in in 1952 English actor Graham Cole, best known for his role in the British television series The Bill, was born in England. He played the part of who from 1984 until 2009?  On this date in 1954 Nancy Wilson was born in San Francisco. Nancy formed Heart, together with her sister Ann. In what year on this date, did The Commonwealth Games commence in Melbourne?

On this date in 1961 Aussie Rugby League player Brett Kenny was born where in NSW? He made how many appearances for NSW in the State of Origin for the NSW Blues? He is also a Parramatta Eels legend of the eighties. He also played 17 tests for Australia. In 1944, on this date Aussie journalist Peter Harvey was born in Sydney. He died aged 68 in 2013. On this date in 1965 ‘The Rolling Stones’ were number one in the UK with what song, which was the band’s 3rd UK number 1, and the first for the Jagger-Richards song writing team.

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