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On This Day — 31 July

31 July 1966: Roger Cardwell, Gail Spiro, Penny Ramsey, Bobo The Clown, Michele Kenny (Romper Room), Paul Griffiths (SAS10, Adelaide) 31 July 1971: Johnny Young (Young Talent Time) 31 July 1976: Norman Gunston (Garry McDonald, The Norman Gunston Show) 31 July 1999: Kristy Wright (Home And Away) 31 July 2010: Adam Liaw and Callum Hann …

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TV At 60: ATN7 switches on in Sydney

The opening night of Sydney’s second commercial channel ATN7 was under threat from not happening at all. On Sunday, 2 December 1956, just hours before ATN was to make its official debut, a massive thunderstorm swept through Sydney. The weather brought power down across a number of suburbs — including Epping, where the new ATN “Television …

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