DYR Today, November 28

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“Born Today”

  • Bryshere Gray (22)
  • Scarlett Pomers (27)
  • Karen Gillan (28)
  • Alan Ritchson (31)
  • Trey Songz (31)
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead (31)
  • Tyler Glenn (33)
  • Sharon Needles (34)
  • Chamillionaire (36)
  • Daniel Henney (36)
  • Aimee Garcia (37)
  • Ryan Kwanten (39)
  • Sunny Mabrey (40)
  • Jon Stewart (53)
  • Jane Sibbett (53)
  • Alfonso Cuaron (54)
  • John Galliano (55)
  • Judd Nelson (56)
  • Epatha Merkerson (63)
  • Ed Harris (65)
  • Paul Schaffer (66)
  • Randy Newman (72)
  • Berry Gordy Jr. (86)
  • Anna Nicole Smith (RIP)

“Died Today”

  • Richard Wright (Born: September 4, 1908 / Died: November 28, 1960)
  • Leslie Nielsen (Born: February 11, 1926 / Died: November 28, 2010)

“Movies”

“Music”

  • 1954 – Winifred Atwell was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Let’s Have Another Party.’ Atwell was the first black artist to reach No.1 in the UK
  • 1960 – Elvis Presley started a six week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Are You Lonesome Tonight’, his third US No.1 of 1960.
  • 1964 – The Shangri-Las went to No.1 on the US singles chart with the ‘teen death song’, ‘Leader Of The Pack’.
  • 1970 – Bob Dylan’s 11th studio album New Morning was on the UK charts, his 6th UK No.1. The album featured ‘If Not For You’ which was recorded by both George Harrison, and became the title track for Olivia Newton-John’s 1971 debut album.
  • 1974 – John Lennon made his last ever concert appearance when he joined Elton John on stage at Madison Square Gardens in New York City. Lennon performed three songs; ‘Whatever Gets You Thru The Night’, ‘I Saw Her Standing There’ and ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.’
  • 1981 – “Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind & Fire was the new #1 R&B song.
  • 1981 –  Barry Manilow took over at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “The Old Songs”.
  • 1987 – Taken from the film ‘Dirty Dancing’, the Jennifer Warnes’ duet with Bill Medley ‘(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life’, went to No.1 on the US singles chart.
  • 1987 – REM had their first entry in the Top 10 on the US singles chart with ‘The One I Love.’
  • 1992 – Whitney Houston started a record-breaking fourteen-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Will Always Love You’, taken from the ‘Bodyguard’ soundtrack. The song was written by Dolly Parton.

“TV/Radio”

  • 1935 – The first radio tube to be made of metal was announced.
  • 1941 – The first contract for advertising on a commercial FM radio station began on W71NY in New York City.
  • 1949 – “Happy Pappy” premiered. It was the first all-black-cast variety show.
  • 1955 – “One Man’s Family” was seen on TV for the final time after a six-year run on NBC-TV.
  • 1963 – The Soap operas “General Hospital” and “Doctors” premiered on television.
  • 1966 – The 200th episode of “The Andy Griffith Show” aired.
  • 1997 – The final episode of “Beavis and Butt-head” aired on MTV

“Other Important Events”

  • 1891 – The William Wrigley Jr. Company was founded in Chicago, IL. The company is most known for its Juicy Fruit gum.
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  • 1916 – The first U.S. national women’s swimming championships were held.
  • 1929 – Louie Marx introduced the Yo-Yo.  
  • 1938 – The first commercially successful fluorescent lamps were introduced.
  • 1946 – Weight Watchers was formed.
  • 1960 – The U.S. launched TIROS-1. It was the first weather satellite.

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  • 1976 – Apple Computer began operations.
  • 1983 – New York Islander Mike Bossy became the first National Hockey League (NHL) player to score 60 goals in 3 consecutive seasons.
  • 1985 – World oil prices dropped below $10 a barrel.
  • 1997 – David Carradine received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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