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Happy Thursday January 11th, 2018!

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Welcome to you ‘Wide Bay Today’ ‘Classic Calendars’ for Thursday January 11th, 2018.

 Billy Healy has all the answers from 9am today!

On this date in what year this century was Brisbane flooded when the Brisbane River broke its banks in the CBD, Fortitude Valley, and New Farm prompting evacuations. Some of the other worst affected suburbs included St Lucia, West End, Rocklea, & Graceville. On this date in 1949 Singer Daryl Braithwaite was born where in Victoria? The former lead singer of ‘Sherbet’ made it to the top of the charts in what year with his solo album ‘Edge’?

On this date in 1952 Aussie film & stage actor Bille Brown was born where here in Queensland?  Fellow Aussie actor Rod Taylor was born in Sydney NSW on this date in what year?  Bille died aged 61 in 2013, and Taylor died aged 84 in what year? On this date in 1942 US musician Clarence Clemons was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He played sax with whose band? He also released several solo LPs and had a hit single in 1985 – ‘You’re a Friend of Mine’ with what other US singer? He died aged 69 in 2011.

On this date in 1978 Aussie actress Holly Brisley was born in Biloela, here in Queensland. She played Amanda Vale in what Aussie soap? She has also appeared in several films including ‘Scooby-Doo’ in 2002. In 1964 on this date, US surgeon Luther Terry reported official y, for the first time ever that Smoking could be what?  On this date in 2008 of the first two men to climb Mt Everest, Sir Edmund Hillary died at what age? His climbing companion was his local guide Tenzin Norgay. On this date in 1962 Cliff Richard was on the top of the UK singles chart with what song?  It stayed there for 6 weeks and is the first song by a UK artist to debut on the charts at number 1.