DYR Today, October 4

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“Born Today”

  • Dakota Johnson (27)
  • Kimmie Meisner (27)
  • Lil Mama (27)
  • Rich Homie Quan (27)
  • Melissa Benoist (28)
  • Lena Katina (32)
  • Rachael Leigh Cook (37)
  • Alicia Silverstone (40)
  • Liev Schreiber (49)
  • John Melendez (51)
  • Micky Ward (51)
  • Jon Secada (55)
  • Chris Lowe (57)
  • Ned Luke (58)
  • Bill Fagerbakke (59)
  • Russell Simmons (59)
  • Christoph Waltz (60)
  • Tcheky Karyo (63)
  • Armand Assante (67)
  • Stephen Gyllenhaal (67)
  • Brynn Thayer (67)
  • Linda McMahon (68)
  • Susan Sarandon (70)
  • Anne Rice (75)
  • Jackie Collins (RIP)

“Died Today”

  • Henrietta Lacks (Born: August 1, 1920 / Died: October 4, 1951)
  • Janis Joplin (Born: January 19, 1943 / Died: October 4, 1970)
  • Art Farmer (Born: August 21, 1928 / Died: October 4, 1999)
  • Paul Revere (Born: January 7, 1938 / Died: October 4, 2014)

“Movies”

“Music”

  • 1966 – The New Vaudeville Band released “Winchester Cathedral” on this date
  • 1969 – The #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart was Oliver’s “Jean”
  • 1975 – David Bowie’s “Fame” was #1 on the Billboard chart
  • 1975 – Helen Reddy’s “Ain’t No Way to Treat a Lady” was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart
  • 1980 – Queen reached #1 with “Another One Bites the Dust”
  • 1980 – Dionne Warwick had the #1 Adult Contemporary song with “No Night So Long”
  • 1986 – Huey Lewis’s “Stuck with You” was the #1 song on the Billboard chart
  • 1986 – Cameo’s “Word Up” was the #1 R&B song
  • 1988 – Kenny G released Silhouette
  • 1999 – Tim McGraw released “My Best Friend”

“TV/Radio”

  • 1956 – The Ford Show, Starring Tennessee Ernie Ford premiered on NBC
  • 1957 – Leave It to Beaver premiered on CBS
  • 1973 – The Top of the Pops – 500th Edition was broadcast on the BBC  and featured performances from David Cassidy, Slade, and The Osmonds
  • 1980 – The cartoon Thundarr the Barbarian premiered on ABC

“Other Important Events…”

  • 1999 – Radio City Music Hall’s Grand Re-Opening Gala was filmed on this date with appearances from artists such as Sting, Liza Minnelli, Mary J. Blige, and Billy Crystal.

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