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BILLY IDOL

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William Michael Albert Broad (better known as punk rocker Billy Idol) was born in Stanmore, Middlesex England, exactly 8 days after RCA Records bought Elvis Presleys contract from Sun Records. At the age of two, Idols parents moved to Patchogue, on Long Island, New York,...

THE HINDENBURG (Zeppelin Airship)

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The Hindenburg (also known as a Zeppelin) was a type of rigid airship named after the German inventor Count Ferdinand Von Zeppelin. He pioneered rigid airship development at the beginning of the 20th century. Formulated in 1874, and developed in 1893, the Zeppelin was...

FELIX BAUMGARTNER

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Felix Baumgartner is only person in history, to have stepped from a balloon perched at the edge of space and broken the sound barrier at an estimated speed of 1,357 kilometres an hour on the 39-kilometre plummet back to Earth. Surprisingly dubbed “Fearless Felix”...

WEST GATE BRIDGE COLLAPSE

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On October 15, 1970, when I was only 6 years old, 35 men left home for work on the West Gate Bridge, but never made it home. I don’t recall the event much myself, but it spurred some interest in me, enough to research...

NICOLE KIDMAN

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NICOLE KIDMAN Australian Actress/Singer/Producer Before Brad and Angelina, or Victoria and David, the title of “Hollywood Power Couple” went to Nicole and Tom. Although Nicole Kidman has been happily married for six years now to country singer/songwriter Keith Urban, the 46 year old actress can never...

BO DEREK

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FAMED AMERICANS #01 Mary Cathleen Collins, was born 20th November 1956 in Long Beach California. Derek is the oldest of four children followed by her brother and two sisters. Her father Paul Collins was a Hobie Cat advertising executive, and her mother Norma Bass a...

CULTURE CLUB

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FAMED BRITISH #3 Culture Club were one of the biggest Pop bands of the 80s, associated with the Second British Invasion of British new wave groups that became popular in the United States due to the cable music channel MTV. They racked up seven straight...

The Carpenters

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FAMED AMERICANS #1 They were the biggest-selling group of the 70s. No fewer than ten of their singles went on to become million-sellers, and by 2005 combined worldwide sales of albums and singles well exceeded 100 million. Yet the Carpenters were much more than creators...

Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens)

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FAMED BRITISH #2 British Singer-Songwriter and Musician As one of pop's most creative talents, he sold over 40 million records and then turned his back on fame, changed his religion and his name.  In 1948, Stephen Demetre Georgiou was born to a Greek father and a...

TURIA PITT

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FAMED AUSTRALIANS #4 BURNED ALIVE WHILST TAKING PART IN AN AUSTRALIAN MARATHON. With fire season upon us, my thoughts turn to a story about unbelievable courage, supernatural strength and the sheer determination of a young woman, who never gave up even when all the odds were...