DYR Today, January 12

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“Born Today”

  • Pixie Lott (26)
  • Naya Rivera (30)
  • Deena Nicole Cortese (30)
  • Shawn Desman (35)
  • Amerie (37)
  • Jeremy Camp (39)
  • Melanie “Sporty Spice” C (43)
  • Raekwon (47)
  • Rachael Harris (49)
  • Heather Mills (49)
  • Rob Zombie (52)
  • John Bezos (53)
  • Simon Russell Beale (56)
  • Oliver Platt (57)
  • Christiane Amanpour (59)
  • John Lasseter (60)
  • Howard Stern (63)
  • Kirstie Alley (66)
  • Rush Limbaugh (66)
  • Wayne Wang (68)
  • Texas Guinan (RIP)
  • Joe Frazier (RIP)
  • Tim Horton (RIP)

“Died Today”

  • Agatha Christie (Born: September 15, 1890 / Died: January 12, 1976)
  • Maurice Gibbs (Born: December 22, 1949 / Died: January 12, 2003)

“Movies”

“Music”

  • 1963 – “Go Away Little Girl” by Steve Lawrence was the #1 song
  • 1968 – Manfred Mann released the song “Mighty Quinn”
  • 1969 – Led Zeppelin released their debut self-titled album
  • 1970 – Badfinger released the single “Come and Get It”
  • 1974 – “The Joker” by The Steve Miller Band was the #1 song
  • 1980 – Rupert Holmes had the #1 song with the single “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)”
  • 1980 – “Send One Your Love” by Stevie Wonder was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart
  • 1985 – Prince and the Revolution had the #1 album with Purple Rain
  • 1985 – “Like A Virgin” remained the #song
  • 1989 – The duo Roxette released their single “The Look”

“TV/Radio”

  • 1926 – Sam ‘n’ Henry premiered on the Chicago radio station WGN
  • 1949 – “Arthur Godfrey and His Friends” was debuted on CBS-TV. The show stayed on the network for seven years.
  • 1949 – “Kukla, Fran and Ollie”, the Chicago-based children’s show, made its national debut on NBC-TV.
  • 1955 – Rod Serling’s career began with the TV production of “Patterns.”
  • 1966 – “Batman” debuted on ABC-TV.
  • 1967 – “Dragnet” returned to NBC-TV after being off the network schedule for eight years.
  • 1971 – “All In the Family” debuted on CBS-TV.

“Other Important Events…”

  • 1773 – The first public museum in America was established in Charleston, SC.
  • 1896 – At Davidson College, several students took x-ray photographs. They created the first X-ray photographs to be made in America.
  • 1904 – Henry Ford set a new land speed record when he reached 91.37 miles per hour.
  • 1908 – A wireless message was sent long-distance for the first time from the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
  • 1915 – The U.S. Congress established the Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • 1948 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could not discriminate against law-school applicants because of race.
  • 1966 – U.S. President Johnson said in his State of the Union address that the United States should stay in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there was ended.
  • 1986 – Space shuttle Columbia blasted off with a crew that included the first Hispanic-American in space, Dr. Franklin R. Chang-Diaz.
  • 1998 – Linda Tripp provided Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s office with taped conversations between herself and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
  • 1999 – Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball was sold at auction in New York for $3 million to an anonymous bidder.
  • 2005 – NASA launched “Deep Impact”. The spacecraft was planned to impact on Comet Tempel 1 after a six-month, 268 million-mile journey.

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