8 July 1972: Grigor Taylor, Michael PatePaul Cronin, Vic Gordon (Matlock Police)

8 July 1995: Melissa George (Home And Away) and Kimberley Joseph (Gladiators)

8 July 2000: Bec Cartwright (Home And Away, with sister Kristy) and Kym Valentine (Neighbours, with sister Shayne)

8 July 2006: Aaron Jeffery and Michelle Langstone (McLeod’s Daughters)


8 July 1982: Network Ten premieres weekly current affairs program The Reporters with host Steve Cosser and reporters Ken Burslem, Mary Delahunty, Scott Chisolm and Chris Hawkins.

8 July 1992: ABC premieres mini-series The Leaving Of Liverpool, starring Kevin Jones, Christine Tremarco, John Hargreaves, Bill Hunter, Pamela Rabe and Colin Moody. SBS interview series Face The Press presents its 100th episode as three former Prime Ministers — Gough Whitlam, Malcolm Fraser and Bob Hawke — face questions about Australia in the 21st Century.

8 July 1997: Blue Heelers reaches its 150th episode.

8 July 2000: Richard Wilkins hosts the premiere of weekly half-hour series Before They Were Stars (Nine), featuring early work of famous Australians before they were stars, including Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman and Elle Macpherson.

8 July 2001: Do Or Die, a two-part mini-series set in London and Sydney, premieres on the Seven Network. Starring Martin Sacks, William McInnes and Tom Long. SBS begins its coverage of the Tour de France, with a nightly half-hour highlights package at 6.00pm, repeated late at night.


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