1939 - Paul Hogan, born on the 8th of October in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales. He is an Australian actor and comedian.
1986 - He became a worldwide success with his irresistible comic performance in Crocodile Dundee, which he created and co-wrote. It earned him a Golden Globe for Best Actor as well as an Oscar, (nomination for Best Screenplay).
1971 - The versatile actor got his start in Australian television in a recurring role as comic relief on "A Current Affair".
1973 - An expanded version entitled "The Paul Hogan Show" premiered on Australia's Nine Network and quickly propelled him to the top of the ratings chart.
1985 - His dramatic role in the critically acclaimed television series "Anzacs" (mini) and his work in promoting Australia worldwide invested him into the Order of Australia and led to his appointment as "Australian of the Year".
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