DYR Today, September 21

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“Born Today”

  • Christian Serratos (25)
  • Jason Derülo (26)
  • Ryan Guzman (28)
  • Maggie Grace (32)
  • Nicole Richie (34)
  • Autumn Reeser (35)
  • Liam Gallagher (43)
  • Alfonso Ribeiro (44)
  • Luke Wilson (44)
  • Anne Burrell (46)
  • Ricki Lake (47)
  • Faith Hill (48)
  • Lavan Davis (49)
  • Abby Lee Miller (49)
  • Darva Conger (50)
  • Cheryl Hines (50)
  • Momma Dee (52)
  • Rob Morrow (53)
  • Nancy Travis (54)
  • David James Elliot (55)
  • Dave Coulier (56)
  • Ethan Coen (58)
  • Bill Murray (65)
  • Stephen King (68)
  • Jerry Bruckheimer (72)
  • Leonard Cohen (81)
  • HG Wells (RIP)

“Died Today”

  • Walter Brennan (Born: July 25, 1894 / Died: September 21, 1974)
  • Florence Joyner (Born: December 21, 1959 / Died: September 21, 1998)

“Movies”

“Music”

  • 1959 – The Isley Brothers released “Shout”
  • 1959 – Fats Domino held the #1 spot on the R&B chart with “I Want to Walk You Home”
  • 1959 – Santo and Johnny’s “Sleep Walk” was the #1 song
  • 1963 – Bobby Vinton’s “Blue Velvet” spent its 3rd week at #1 on the Easy Listening chart
  • 1965 – The Who performed in The Netherlands beginning their Scandinavian tour
  • 1968 – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s “You’re All I Need to Get By” was #1 on the R&B chart for the 4th week
  • 1968 – The Crazy World of Arthur Brown’s “Fire” was the #15 on the chart
  • 1968 – The Bee Gees moved to #9 with “I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You”
  • 1970 – Santana released Abraxas
  • 1970 – Freda Payne’s “Band of Gold” was the #1 song in the U.K.
  • 1974 – Carl Douglas’s “Kung Fu Fighting” was the #1 song in the U.K.
  • 1974 – Barry White’s “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe” spent its 3rd week at #1 on the R&B chart
  • 1974 – Olivia Newton-John’s “I Honestly Love You” was the #1 song on the Easy Listening chart for the 2nd week
  • 1976 – The Bee Gees released Children of the World
  • 1978 – Chic released “Le Freak”
  • 1979 – Rupert Holmes released “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)”
  • 1981 – Adam and the Ants’ “Prince Charming” was the #1 song in the U.K.
  • 1982 – Donald Fagan released “I.G.Y. (What A Beautiful World)”
  • 1985 – Madonna’s Like A Virgin was the #1 album in the U.K.
  • 1985 – “Money For Nothing” by the Dire Straits was the #1 song
  • 1985 – Kool and the Gang’s “Cherish” was the #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart for the 5th week
  • 1988 – Def Leppard performed in New Jersey
  • 1989 – U2 performed in Australia
  • 1991 – Dire Straits’ album On Every Street was the #1 album in the U.K.
  • 1991 – Curtis Stigers’s “I Wonder Why” was #60
  • 1991 – Metallica’s Black Album was the #1 album
  • 1991 – Bryan Adams’s “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” was the #1 song for the 8th week on the Adult Contemporary chart
  • 1993 – Nirvana released In Utero
  • 1996 – “Ready or Not” by The Fugees was the #1 song in the U.K.
  • 1996 – R.E.M.’s New Adventures in Hi-Fi was the #1 album in the U.K.
  • 1996 – Donna Lewis’s “I Love You Always Forever” was the #2 song

“TV/Radio”

  • 1957 – Perry Mason premiered on CBS
  • 1970 – Monday Night Football premiered on ABC
  • 1972 – In Concert premiered on ABC with a performance by Alice Cooper  

“Other Important Events…”

  • 1937 – J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit was published in London
  • 1970 – The New York Times published the first op-ed page
  • 1984 – NASA launched the satellite Galaxy-C

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