Olivia Newton John
Olivia Newton John
Olivia Newton John
Born26 September 1948
Cambridge
Died8 August 2022 | Age 73
California

Music
Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John is a singer, songwriter and actress.

Cambridge England 1948


Olivia Newton-John was born in Cambridgeshire, England on September 26th 1948. Her father, Brinley "Bryn" Newton-John was Welsh and her Jewish mother, Irene Helene was born in Germany but fled during the war.

Australia

Her family emigrated to Australia when she was 5 but her mother encouraged her to pursue her singing career in Britain.
 

Back in Britain

After struggling for several years she broke through with a Bob Dylan song If Not For You in 1971.
In 1974, Newton-John represented the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Long Live Love". Newton-John's career hit new heights when she starred in the film musical Grease in 1978. She played the lead role of Sandy.

Grease Newton John
Grease Newton John
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In History
  • 16 February 1834.
    This month 190 years ago the world lost Lionel Lukin
  • 14 February 1779.
    This month 245 years ago the world lost Captain Cook
  • 05 February 1790.
    This month 234 years ago the world lost William Cullen
  • 10 February 1868.
    This month 156 years ago the world lost David Brewster
  • 26 February 1884.
    This month 139 years ago the world lost Alexander Wood
  • 10 February 1912.
    This month 112 years ago the world lost Joseph Lister
  • 23 February 1965.
    This month 59 years ago the world lost Stan Laurel
  • 08 February 2017.
    This month 7 years ago the world lost Peter Mansfield
  • 17 February 2011.
    This month 13 years ago the world lost Ron Hickman
  • Trouser Press. 100 years ago July 8 1924 Peter Corby was born
  • 21 February 1741.
    This month 283 years ago the world lost Jethro Tull
  • 19 February 1927.
    This month 97 years ago the world lost Herbert Akroyd Stuart
  • 06 February 1804.
    This month 220 years ago the world lost Joseph Priestley
  • 200 years ago in 1824 Portland cement is patented
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