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Happy Friday August 11th, 2017!


Good Morning! Welcome to Billy Healy’s ‘Wide Bay Today’ ‘Classic Calendars’ for Friday August 11, 2017. Happy Friday!


On this date in 1989 Aussie actor John Meillon died. How old was he?  He is best known as Wally from ‘My Name’s McGooley, What’s Yours’ a successful television show of what decade? On this date in 1949 US singer Eric Carmen was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He was the lead singer of ‘The Raspberries’, going solo in what year with a debut hit ‘All By Myself’?


On this date in 1994 Actor Peter Cushing died, he was what age? Peter co-starred with Christopher Lee in numerous ‘Hammer’ Horror Movies. He also played Grand Moff Tarkin in what film? In 2014, on this date, US actor Robin Williams committed suicide at the age of 63. Robin had been suffering severe depression, Parkinson’s, and Lew Body Dementia. On this date in 1966 John Lennon held a press conference in Chicago to apologize for saying that he thought The Beatles were more popular than who?


On this date in 1968 the last regular Passenger Steam Train Service ran in what country?  In 1968, on this date, ‘The Beatles’ launched what record company with ‘Hey Jude’ and ‘Those Were The Days’ by Mary Hopkin? On this date in 1984 President Ronald Reagan tested a microphone by saying into it “My fellow Americans I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever”. Opps Ronnie you should have known ‘The Microphone is Always On’.