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On this Day June 6

Roy Orbison’s wife, Claudette, was killed when her motorbike was hit by a truck in 1966.

The day after he was shot in a LA Hotel Senator Robert Kennedy died in 1968.

The Rolling Stones were recording ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ at the time – they changed the lyrics to refer to “killing of the Kennedys”.

Neighbours favourite Anne Haddy died in 1998 aged 68.

Filmmaker Baz Luhrmann found himself at the top of the UK charts in 1999 with ‘Everybody’s Free.. to wear sunscreen’.

In 2005 Russell Crowe was arrested in New York City after allegedly hitting a hotel desk clerk in the face with a phone.

And the “fifth Beatle” Billy Preston died in 2007 aged 59.

Today’s Birthdays:

Uncle Kracker turns 41 (1974)

Actor Paul Giamatti is 48 (1967)

Tennis ace Bjorn Borg is 59 (1956)

And horror star Robert Englund is 66 (1949)

 

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