DYR Today, January 27

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“Born Today”

  • Rucka Rucka Ali (30)
  • Lily Donaldson (30)
  • Katie Waissel (31)
  • Rosamund Pike (38)
  • Jake Pavelka (39)
  • Mark Owen (45)
  • Vincent Herbert (48)
  • Patton Oswalt (48)
  • Mike Patton (49)
  • Tricky (49)
  • Alan Cumming (52)
  • Rupert Boneham (53)
  • Bridget Fonda (53)
  • Narciso Rodriguez (56)
  • Keith Olbermann (58)
  • Frank Miller (60)
  • Mimi Rogers (61)
  • Mikhail Baryshnikov (69)
  • Nick Mason (73)
  • Steve Wynn (75)
  • John Witherspoon (75)
  • James Cromwell (77)
  • Mohammed Al-Fayed (88)
  • Lewis Carroll (RIP)
  • Donna Reed (RIP)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (RiP)

“Died Today”

  • Mahalia Jackson (Born: October 26, 1911 / Died: January 27, 1972)
  • Andre the Giant (Born: May 19, 1946 / Died: January 27, 1993)
  • John Updike (Born: March 18, 1932 / Died: January 27, 2009)
  • J.D. Salinger (Born: January 1, 1919 / Died: January 27, 2010)
  • Pete Seeger (Born: May 3, 1919 / Died: January 27, 2014)

“Movies”

“Music”

  • 1962 – Joey Dee & The Starliters were #1 on the Billboard 100 with the single “Peppermint Twist Part 1”
  • 1962 – “Can’t Help Falling In Love” was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart
  • 1973 – Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” was the #1 song
  • 1979 – “Le Freak” by Chic was #1 for its second week
  • 1984 – “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper was released
  • 1990 – “How Am I Supposed to Live Without You” by Michael Bolton was #1
  • 1990 – Phil Collins was #1 on the album chart for his second week with the album ...But Seriously
  • 1990 – Quincy Jones and Ray Charles were #1 on the R&B chart with the single “I’ll Be Good to You”
  • 1996 – “One Sweet Day” continued to reign as #1 on the chart
  • 1996 – The Waiting to Exhale soundtrack was the #1 album
  • 1997 – The Verve Pipe released the single “The Freshmen”

“TV/Radio”

  • 1931 – The radio soap opera Clara, Lu and Em broadcasted on NBC Blue Network
  • 1956 – The radio series CBS Radio Workshop aired for the first time
  • 1976 – The First episode of Laverne & Shirley premiered on the ABC network. – Featured Above

“Other Important Events…”

  • 1967 – The UK, US and Soviet Union signed the Outer Space Treaty, forming space laws

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