DYR Today, January 26

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“Born Today”

  • Ciera Payton (31)
  • Layla Kayleigh (32)
  • Colin O’Donoghue (36)
  • Sara Rue (38)
  • Tye Tribbett (41)
  • Kirk Franklin (47)
  • Paul Johansson (53)
  • Wayne Gretzky (56)
  • Ellen DeGeneres (59)
  • Anita Baker (59)
  • Eddie Van Halen (62) Featured Above
  • Lucinda Williams (64)
  • Mimi Leder (65)
  • David Srathaim (68)
  • Christopher Hampton (71)
  • Scott Glenn (76)
  • Bob Uecker (83)
  • Anne Jeffreys (94)
  • Paul Newman (RIP)
  • Louis Zamperini (RIP)
  • Bessie Coleman (RIP)

“Died Today”

  • Alva Belmont (Born: January 17, 1853 / Died: January 26, 1933)
  • Charles “Lucky” Luciano (Born: November 24, 1897 / Died: January 26, 1962)
  • Edward G. Robinson (Born: December 12, 1893 / Died: January 26, 1973)
  • Nelson Rockefeller (Born: July 8, 1908 / Died: January 26, 1979)
  • Donnie Elbert (Born: May 25, 1936 / Died: January 26, 1989)
  • Jose Ferrer (Born: January 8, 1912 / Died: January 26, 1992)
  • Abe Vigoda (Born: February 24, 1921 / Died: January 26, 2016)

“Movies”

“Music”

  • 1963 – The Rooftop Singers were #1 on the charts with the single “Walk Right In”
  • 1965 – “Downtown” by Petula Clark remained the #1 single
  • 1970 – Chicago released their album Chicago II
  • 1974 – Ringo Starr was #1 with his rendition of “You’re Sixteen”
  • 1974 – You Don’t Mess Around With Jim by Jim Croce was #1 on the album chart
  • 1980 – Michael Jackson was #1 on the charts with “Rock With You”
  • 1980 – Teri DeSario with K.C. had the #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart: “Yes, I’m Ready”
  • 1991 – Surface had the #1 song with the single “The First Time”
  • 1991 – Vanilla Ice continued to dominate the Billboard 200 with his album To The Extrem

“TV/Radio”

  • 1945 – The Donald Duck short The Clock Watcher released
  • 1979 – CBS premiered the show The Dukes of Hazzard

“Other Important Events…”

  • 1934 – The Apollo Theater reopened in Harlem, New York City
  • 1961 – Janet G. Travelli was the first woman to be appointed the position of Physician to the President
  • 1965 – Hindi became the official language of India
  • 1998 – President Bill Clinton denied having an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky

What do you think?

She Could Turn the World on With Her Smile: RIP Mary Tyler Moore (12/29/1936 – 1/25/2017)

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