The Beatles were met by thousands of screaming and squealing teenagers at New York’s JFK Airport in 1964.

In 2009 173 people died in the Victorian Black Saturday bushfires and whole communities were burned to the ground.

And inn 2014 the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics took place in Sochi, Russia.

Today’s birthdays:

Ashton Kutcher is 37 (1978)

American comedian Chris Rock is 50 (1965).

Actor James Spader is 55 (1946).

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