Good Morning! Welcome to your ‘Wide Bay Today’ ‘Classic Calendars & Quizzes’ for Thursday August 9th, 2018.
All the quiz answers after 9am today.
On this date in 1963 Aussie surfing champion Barton Lynch was born in Sydney. He is 55 today. Barton is the 1988 World Champion Surfer. He retired in 1998. On this date in 1935 Tarzan’s Grip Glue was patented here in Australia. On this date in 1967 The Small Faces entered the UK singles chart with what song? It eventually peaked at 3.
On this date in 1851 Gold was found near the Victoria town on of Ballarat. On this date in 1957 US actress Melanie Griffith was born in New York City. Robert Zimmerman changed his name to Bob Dylan on this date in 1962. On this date 2003 Festival Hall in Brisbane held its final concert with Michael Franti. On this date in 1967 what song written by John Phillips of The Mamas & Papas was number one in the UK?
On this date in 1938 Aussie Tennis Legend Rod Laver was born in Rockhampton. He is 80 today. Rod won 11 Grand Slams singles titles, just one shy of the all-time record by fellow Aussie Roy Emmerson. On this date in 1870 Melbourne Town Hall opened. The escalator was patented on this date in 1859. On this date in 1963 what US singer was born in Newark, New Jersey?