AntonK EASTER LiNKS:
1732 – Joseph Haydn the Austrian composer was born on the 31st March 1732 (died 1809).
1889 – The Eiffel Tower was officially opened on the 31st March 1889.
1921 – The Royal Australian Air Force was formed on the 31st March 1921.
1930 – The Motion Pictures Production Code was instituted on the 31st March 1930, imposing strict guidelines on the treatment of sex, crime, religion and violence in film, in the U.S., for the next 38 years.
1934 – Richard Chamberlain the American actor and singer was born on the 31st March 1934.
1934 – Shirley Jones the American actress and singer was born on the 31st March 1934.
1935 – Herb Alpert the American singer-songwriter and trumpet player was born on the 31st March 1935.
1963 – Paul Mercurio the Australian actor and dancer was born on the 31st March 1963.
1971 – Ewan McGregor the Scottish-American actor was born on the 31st March 1971.
1995 – TAROM Flight 371 crashed on the 31st March 1995, killing all of the 10 crew and 50 passengers on board.
1853 – Vincent van Gogh the Dutch painter was born on the 30th March 1853 (died 1890).
1913 – Frankie Laine the American singer-songwriter, and actor was born on the 30th March 1913 (died 2007).
1930 – Rolf Harris the Australian singer-songwriter was born on the 30th March 1930.
1937 – Warren Beatty the American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter was born on the 30th March 1937.
1945 – Eric Clapton the English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer was born on the 30th March 1945.
1962 – MC Hammer the American rapper and actor was born on the 30th March 1962.
1964 – Tracy Chapman the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 30th March 1964.
1964 – Ian Ziering the American actor was born on the 30th March 1964.
1968 – Celine Dion the Canadian singer-songwriter was born on the 30th March 1968.
GOOD FRiDAY iN MELBOURNE is best known for the GOOD FRiDAY APPEAL, an annual fundraising activity to raise money for the Royal Children’s Hospital. The appeal now regularly raises over $15 million each year. Individuals and businesses, clubs, schools and country towns throughout the state of Victoria conduct activities to raise money for the Hospital. The Appeal is a non-political, non-denominational organisation that exists solely to financially support The Royal Children’s Hospital. Continue reading
Thank GOD it’s GOOD FRiDAY, a good time to have a break from the rat race and unwind on your own or with your family and friends. Happy EASTER HOLiDAYS to you all around the World, in whatever way you spend Easter; doing nothing, remembering the life of Jesus, eating Hot Cross Buns, camping in the bush, catching up on your drinking, or celebrating the chocolate festival while worshipping the big chocolate pooping money making machine bunny. ~ Anton K
1871 – The Royal Albert Hall was opened by Queen Victoria on the 29th March 1871.
1917 – Man o’ War the American race horse was born on the 29th March 1917 (died 1947).
1944 ~ Ilsa Konrads the Australian world champion freestyle swimmer was born Ilze Konrade in Riga, Latvia on the 29th May 19442. Ilsa Konrads won silver in the 4×100m freestyle relay at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. In her career, she set 12 individual world records. When llsa retired from her swimming career she became the Australasian editor of Belle. Ilsa Konrads was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1987. Ilsa’s brother John Konrads also set multiple world records, and won gold in the 1500 m freestyle, when they were well known as the Konrad Kids.
YouTube video: The Konrads Swim Champions: John and Ilsa Konrads were teenage sensations in a golden time for Australian swimming. Here we see them rise through the ranks with the aid of coach Don Talbot and examine their training techniques that led them to achieve multiple world records. It also shows earlier champions Andrew “Boy” Charlton, Bonnie Mealing and Fanny Durack (Made by the National Film Board 1959)…
1974 ~ Osher Günsberg the Australian television and radio presenter was born Andrew Günsberg on the 29th March 1974. He is best known by his former stage name Andrew G as host of Australian Idol. He is also known for his hosting Channel V, Live to Dance, Take 40 Australia, The Hot Hits and The Bachelor. website: www.AndrewGunsberg.com
The 24th Annual BYRON BAY BLUESFEST starts today, Thursday the 28th March 2013 and goes for 4 fabulous days of Easter, until Monday the 1st April, jam packed with over 80 stage shows consisting of the best ever line up of music talent and legends that the Bluesfest has ever had!!.. checkout this incredible line up!!!…
2013 BLUESFEST LiNEUP: SANTANA ~ ROBERT PLANT presents Sensational Space Shifters ~ PAUL SiMON ~ STATUS QUO ~ STEVE MiLLER BAND ~ ROGER HODGSON (Supertramp) ~ iGGY POP & The Stooges ~ JOAN ARMATRADiNG ~ CHRiS iSAAK ~ BONNiE RAiTT ~ COUNTiNG CROWS ~ RODRiGUEZ ~ JASON MRAZ ~ BEN HARPER ~ MARK SEYMOUR & The Undertow ~ WiLCO ~ JiMMY CLiFF ~ RUFUS WAiNWRiGHT ~ The CAT EMPiRE ~ ROBERT CRAY ~ JON ANDERSON (YES) ~ TAJ MAHAL TRiO ~ XAVIER RUDD ~ LUKA BLOOM ~ SHAWN COLViN ~ KARiSE EDEN ~ JAKE SHiMABUKURO ~ BEASTS OF BOURBON ~ ROCKWiZ LiVE ~ The BREAK (feat. members of Midnight Oil, Violent Femmes, Hunters & Collectors) ~ Manu Chao La Ventura ~ Chris Smither ~ Current Swell ~ Matt Andersen ~ The McMenamins ~ Go Jane Go feat. Kiern Kane ~ David Francey & Lucas Kane ~ Dropkick Murphys ~Tedeschi Trucks Band ~ Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue ~ Shuggie Otis ~ The Lumineers ~ Ben Howard ~ Kitty Daisy & Lewis ~ The Blind Boys of Alabama ~ Mavis Staples ~ Allen Toussaint ~ Fat Freddy’s Drop ~ Glen Hansard with The Frames ~ Frank Turner & the Sleeping Souls ~ Fred Wesley & The New JB’s ~ Grace Potter ~ Playing for Change ~ Bettye Lavette ~ Ruthie Foster ~ Wanda Jackson ~ Sweet Honey in the Rock ~ Soja ~ Tony Joe White ~ Newton Faulkner ~ Michael Kiwanuka ~ William Elliott Whitmore ~ Royal Southern Brotherhood ~ Melbourne Ska Orchestra ~ The Bamboos ~ The Beards ~ Damien Dempsey ~ Tay Falco & The Panther Burns ~ JD McPherson ~ Busby Marou ~ Hat Fitz & Cara ~ The Snowdroppers ~ King Cannons ~ Seth Lakeman ~ Grey Ghost ~ The Duke Robillard Band ~ Saskwatch ~ Ben Caplan ~ Mason Rack Band ~ Round Mountain Girls ~ The Wilson Pickers ~ Wards Xpress ~ Lil Fi & The Dirty Rascals ~ The Songs of the Haight Ashbury Stage Show
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1922 – Neville Bonner the Australian politician was born on the 28th March 1922 (died 1999).
1940 – Tony Barber the English-Australian game show host was born on the 28th March 1940.
1970 – Vince Vaughn the American actor, screenwriter, and producer was born on the 28th March 1970.
1986 ~ Lady Gaga the American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress was born Stefani Germanotta in New York City on the 28th March 1986. Lady Gaga’s official website: www.LadyGaga.com | Lady Gaga’s verified Facebook page: www.facebook.com/LadyGaga | Lady Gaga’s verified Twitter: www.twitter.com/LadyGaga | instagram: www.instagram.com/LadyGaga
2006 ~ Pro Hart the Australian painter died on the 28th March 2006 aged 77 (born 30th May 1928).
1952 ~ Felix Haug the Swiss drummer and keyboardist from the band Double was born on the 27th March 1952 (died 2004). Felix Haug was with Double from the its creation in 1981 to its disbandment in 1987. Felix Haug died from a heart attack on the 1st May 2004 at the age of 52. YouTube video: Double ~ The Captain Of Her Heart (Official Video 1986)…
1970 – Mariah Carey the American singer-songwriter and producer was born on the 27th March 1970.
1988 – Jessie J the English singer-songwriter was born on the 27th March 1988.
1990 – Kimbra the New Zealand-Australian singer-songwriter was born on the 27th March 1990.
1998 – The Food and Drug Administration approved Viagra for use as a treatment for male impotence on the 27th March 1998, becoming the first pill to be approved for this condition in the United States.