On This Day - 31st May

Birthday & events - Tuesday 31st May

Happy birthday cake

BIRTHS

Tommy Emmanuel - Australian guitarist (61)

Sarah O'Hare - Australian model and actress (44)

Todd McKenney - Australian entertainer (51)

Brooke Shields - US actress (51)

EVENTS

Big Ben (named after Sir Benjamin Hall) chimed for the first time in London - 1869

First wedding in an aircraft took place over Houston, Teas between Marjorie Dumont and R.W. Meade - 1919

The Who entered the Guinness Book of Records as the world's loudest band - 1976

Royal Australian Mint released two $10 coins to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the start of the Snowy Mountains scheme - 1999

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