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Happy Thursday October 12th, 2017!

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Welcome to Billy Healy’s ‘Wide Bay Today’ ‘Classic Calendars’ for Thursday October 12th, 2017.

On this date in 1968 Aussie actor Hugh Jackman was born in Sydney. In 1948, on this date, Rick Parfitt of ‘Status Quo’ was born in England. He died aged 68 in what year?  On this date in 1966 ‘The Jimi Hendrix Experience’ was formed. In 1923, on this date, Vegemite was officially named following a competition to decide what to call the spread.


On this date in 1957 Aussie actress Amanda Muggleton was born where? In 1999, on this date, the world’s population was calculated to have reached how many billion? Although how they would know that is beyond me. On this date in 2002 the so called ‘Bali Bombing’ took place as the result of a terrorist attack, killing 202 people, including how many Australians? On this date in 1963 The ‘Royal Hobart Golf Club’ officially opened.


On this date in 1982 ‘The Australian National Gallery’ was opened by Queen Elizabeth in what city? On this date in 1997 John Denver died when he crashed his hand-made home-made light aircraft into the sea off the coast of Monterey Bay in what US state? He was just 53. On this date in 1972 ‘The Adventures of Barry McKenzie’ starring Barry Crocker premiered at the Capitol Theatre in what city?