DYR Today, September 8

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“Born Today”

  • Avicii (26)
  • Wiz Khalifa (28)
  • Chumlee (33)
  • Jonathan Taylor Thomas (34)
  • Pink (36)
  • Larenz Tate (40)
  • Kennedy (43)
  • David Arquette (44)
  • Brooke Burke Charvet (44)
  • Martin Freeman (44)
  • Neko Case (45)
  • Kimberly Pierce (48)
  • Thomas Kretschmann (53)
  • Aimee Mann (55)
  • Heather Thomas (58)
  • Bernie Sanders (74)

“Died Today”

  • Willard Libby (Born: December 17, 1908 / Died: September 8, 1980)
  • Roy Wilkins (Born: August 30, 1901/ Died: September 8, 1981)
  • Brad Davis (Born: November 6, 1949 / Died: September 8, 1991)

“Movies”

“Music”

  • 1956 – Liberty Records signed Eddie Cochran
  • 1958 – Paul Anka began touring in Asia
  • 1962 – Little Eva’s “The Loco-Motion” held #1 on the R&B chart for the third week
  • 1962 – Nat King Cole’s “Ramblin’ Rose” moved down to #4
  • 1964 – The Who performed at the Railway Hotel in London
  • 1967 – The Doors performed in Utah
  • 1971 – “Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me” by The Tams was #1 in the U.K.
  • 1973 – Paul Simon’s “Loves Me Like A Rock” was #1 on the Easy Listening chart
  • 1973 – The Allman Brothers’ “Ramblin’ Man” moved down to #35. Their album Brothers and Sisters was also the top album.
  • 1975 – Neil Sedaka and Elton John teamed up and released “Bad Blood”  
  • 1979 – Led Zeppelin’s In Through the Out Door made for their eighth #1 album in the U.K.
  • 1979 – Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough” was #1 on the R&B chart
  • 1979 – Maureen McGovern’s “Different Worlds” reach #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart
  • 1979 – The Knack had the #1 album in the U.S. with Get the Knack. Their single “My Sharona” was #1 for the third week.
  • 1984 – “I Just Called To Say, I Love You” by Stevie Wonder became the musician’s first #1 in the U.K.
  • 1984 – Billy Joel’s “Leave A Tender Moment Alone” was the #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart
  • 1984 – “Caribbean Queen” by Billy Ocean was #1 on the R&B chart
  • 1984 – Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got To Do With It” was the #1 song for the second week
  • 1986 – Peter Cetera and Amy Grant released “The Next Time I Fall”
  • 1990 – Jon Bon Jovi’s solo single “Blaze of Glory” was #1  
  • 1990 – Janet Jackson’s “Come Back To Me” was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart
  • 1990 – M.C. Hammer’s Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em was #1 for thirteen weeks  
  • 1996 – George Jones and Johnny Cash performed in Connecticut

“TV/Radio”

  • 1956 – TV Guide featured Elvis Presley on its cover

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  • 1957 – The Ed Sullivan Show hosted Paul Anka and Jimmy Rodgers
  • 1965 – The Monkees TV show advertised for actors in the newspapers
  • 1966 – Star Trek aired for the first time on NBC
  • 1968 – The Beatles performed “Hey Jude” on David Frost’s Frost on BBC
  • 1986 – The first episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show aired   

“Other Important Events…”

  • 1941 – Germany began the blockade of Leningrad
  • 1952 – Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea” was published
  • 1974 – President Ford pardoned Richard Nixon of federal crimes

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