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Memory Lane: January 22
From the tragic death of a Perth actor who went on to Hollywood greatness, to sporting feats and space exploration, this day in history almost has it all.
Ledger, born in Perth, Western Australia is mostly known for his award winning role as The Joker in The Dark Night. Ledger also had well renowned roles in films such as Brokeback Mountain and 10 Things I Hate About You. Ledger's family went on to accept his Oscar award for The Dark Night in 2009.
- Actor Heath Ledger dies (2008)
- Donald Trump weds Melania Knauss (2005)
- World's largest cheese (15,723 kg) manufactured in Wisconsin for New York's World Fair (1964)
- President Truman sets up the Central Intelligence Agency, or CIA (1946)
- Apollo 5 launched to Moon; unmanned lunar module tests made (1968)
- Kobe Bryant scores 81 points, the second-highest in NBA history, against the Toronto Raptors (2006)