Welcome to Billy Healy’s ‘Wide Bay Today’ ‘Classic Calendars’ for Monday September 11th, 2017.
On this date in what year did Sam Stouser become our first female Grand Slam singles champion in 31 years when she beat Serena Williams in the US Open? In 1967, on this date, US singer and actor Harry Connick Jnr was born where in the USA? His one-hour weekly daytime talk show ‘Harry’ debuted on US television this time last year. On this date in 1950 UK motorcycle champion Barry Sheene was born in England. He died aged 52 in what year?
On this date in 2015 Barry Gibb opened Stage 2 of ‘Bee Gees Way’ in what city? In 1953, on this date, Aussie singer Renee Geyer was born where? In the early 80’s Renee appeared in the 2nd series of the ABC television program ‘Sweet’N Sour’. In 1987, on this date, Canadian born actor, and star of the television series Bonanza died. He was what age? Lorne also starred in ‘Battlestar Galatica’.
On this date in 1978 Aussie singer Ben Lee was born where here in Australia? He is 39 today. In 1967, on this date, the ABC children’s program ‘Adventure Island’ debuted. It starred Nancy Cato, as well as creator of the show John Michael-Howson as who? On this date in 1971 the lead singer of British band ‘The Verve’ Richard Ashcroft was born in Lancashire England. He left the group in what year?