DYR Today, September 29

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“Born Today”

  • Adore Delano (27)
  • Hana Mae Lee (28)
  • Lo Bosworth (30)
  • Stephen Laurel “tWitch” Boss (34)
  • Zachary Levi (36)
  • Mackenzie Crook (45)
  • Russell Peters (46)
  • Nicolas Winding Refn (46)
  • Natasha Gregson Wagner (46)
  • Erika Eleniak (47)
  • Luke Goss (48)
  • Jill Whelan (50)
  • Les Claypool (53)
  • Roger Bart (54)
  • Julia Gillard (55)
  • Stephanie Miller (55)
  • Andrew Dice Clay (59)
  • Gwen Ifill (61)
  • Drake Hogestyn (63)
  • Bryant Gumbel (68)
  • Patricia Hodge (70)
  • Ian McShane (74)
  • Jerry Lee Lewis (81)
  • Robert Benton (84)
  • Gene Autry (RIP)
  • Madeline Kahn (RIP)

“Died Today”

  • W. H. Auden (Born: February 21, 1907 / Died: September 29, 1973)
  • Lois Maxwell (Born: February 14, 1927 / Died: September 29, 2007)

“Movies”

“Music”

 

  • 1956 – “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)” by Doris Day was the #1 song in the U.K., it would only make it to #2 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100
  • 1958 – Tommy Edwards’s “It’s All in the Game” was the #1 song
  • 1959 – The #1 song was “Sleepwalk” by Santo and Johnny
  • 1969 – Merle Haggard’s “Okie from Muskogee” was released on this day by Capitol Records
  • 1969 – Dolly Parton released My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy
  • 1973 – Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re an American Band was #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
  • 1975 – Jackie Wilson, collapsed on stage in New Jersey on this date causing him to slip into a coma from which the singer did not recover
  • 1975 – Elton John released “Island Girl”
  • 1977 – Billy Joel’s hit album, The Stranger, was released on this date
  • 1979 – “My Sharona” by the Knack was #1
  • 1980 – Kenny Rogers released “Lady”
  • 1984 – Prince and the Revolution’s “Let’s Go Crazy” was the #1 song

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  • 1986 – Madonna released “True Blue”
  • 1989 – Milli Vanilli’s “Girl I’m Gonna Miss You” was the #1 song
  • 1990 – Nelson’s “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection” was the #1 song

“TV/Radio”

  • 1951 – The first football game to be broadcast in color aired on CBS. It was played by the University of California and the University of Pennsylvania.
  • 1953 – Make Room for Daddy premiered on ABC
  • 1955 – Sergeant Preston of the Yukon premiered on CBS
  • 1956 – The Gale Storm Show (eventually renamed Oh! Susanna) premiered on CBS
  • 1957 – The DuPont Show of the Month aired on CBS
  • 1958 – The Texan premiered on CBS starring Rory Calhoun
  • 1959 – The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis premiered on CBS
  • 1960 – My Three Sons premiered on ABC
  • 1963 – The Judy Garland Show premiered on CBS
  • 1963 – My Favorite Martian premiered on CBS
  • 1969 – Love American Style premiered on ABC
  • 1969 – Bright Promise aired on NBC
  • 1969 – Game show Sale of the Century debuted on NBC
  • 1985 – Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories premiered on NBC
  • 1986 – Designing Women debuted on CBS
  • 1987 – ABC aired Thirtysomething
  • 1993 – Grace Under Fire premiered on ABC

“Other Important Events…”

  • 1988 – Space Shuttle Discovery 7 was launched 

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