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Happy Tuesday July 18th, 2017.

Good Morning! Welcome to ‘Billy Healy’s ‘Wide Bay Today’

‘Classic Calendars’ for Tuesday July 18th, 2017.

On this date in 1950 Sir Richard Branson was born where in England? He started the ‘Virgin Empire’ in what year of the 80’s when he formed ‘Virgin Atlantic Airways’. In 1921, on this date, US astronaut John Glenn JR was born where? He died aged 95 last year. In 1962 Glenn became the first astronaut to what? Elvis Presley recorded his first songs on this date in what year of the 50’s? He recorded at ‘Sun Records’ in Memphis. The songs included ‘My Happiness’ b/w ‘That’s When Your Heartaches Begin’. He paid $3.95 for the session.

On this date in 1949 Aussie cricket legend Dennis Lillee was born where in WA? He is 68 today. Lillee teamed up with which wicket keeper to a record ‘caught by whom Bowled Lillee’ for a record 95 times? On this date in 1918 Nelson Mandela, Madiba, was born in South Africa. He died when? He was elected President of ‘South Africa’ in what year, after being released from prison in 2000. He spent how many years in prison.

On this date in 1966 Playschool debuted on Aussie television. Aussie country singer, and sister of Lee, Tania Kernaghan was born on this date in 1968 in Albury, NSW. The father of the Holden car, Henry Holden, was born where in SA on this date in 1859? In 1914, along with his brothers, he began manufacturing car bodies in what state? Lead singer of the US trio ‘Martha &The Vandellas’, Martha Reeves, was born on this date in 1941 in which US state?