DYR Today, March 15


“March 15”


  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933)
  • Judd Hirsch (1935)
  • Mike Love (1941)
  • David Cronenberg (1943)
  • Sly Stone (1943)
  • Dee Snider (1955)
  • Park Overall (1957)
  • Fabio (1959)
  • Renny Harlin (1959)
  • Terence Trent D’Arby (1962)
  • Bret Michaels (1963)
  • Rockwell (1964)
  • Mark McGrath (1968)
  • Kim Raver (1969)
  • Penny Lancaster (1971)
  • Mark Hoppus (1972)
  • Eva Longoria (1975)
  • Will.i.am (1975)
  • Young Buck (1981)
  • Eva Amurri (1985)
  • Kellan Lutz (1985)
  • Jai Courtney (1986)


Aristotle Onassis (Born: January 15, 1906 / Died: March 15, 1975)

Eileen Sedgwick (Born: October 17, 1898 / Died: March 15, 1991)


Florence Chadwick (Born: November 9, 1918 / Died: March 15, 1995)

Gail Davis (Born: October 5, 1925 / Died: March 15, 1997)


Ann Sothern (Born: January 22, 1909 / Died: March 15, 2001)

Marshall Lieb (Born: January 26, 1939 / Died: March 15, 2002)

Ron Silver (Born: July 2, 1946 / Died: March 15, 2009)

Nate Dogg (Born: August 19, 1969 / Died: March 15, 2011)

David Brenner (Born: February 4, 1936 / Died: March 15, 2014)


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1940 The Riveter

1960Goldimouse and the Three Cats


1975Funny Lady

1978House Calls

1985Lost in America


1991Class Action

1991True Colors

1991If Looks Could Kill

1991Guilty by Suspicion


1952 – Kay Starr’s “Wheel Of Fortune” hits #1

1955 – Ray Charles peaked at No.2 on the US R&B charts with the Atlantic single ‘I Got A Woman’, widely considered the first song to be labelled “soul” – a blending of R&B and gospel.

1965 –  Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders released the single “Game Of Love”.

1969 –  Cream had the top U.K. album with Goodbye.

1969 –  What a classic looks like–the 5th Dimension moved from #89 to #37 with “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In”.   1969 –  Tommy Roe earned a #1 song with “Dizzy”.  CCR was stuck at #2 with “Proud Mary” while previous #1 “Everyday People” from Sly & the Family Stone fell to #3.

1971 –  Bread released the single “If”.

1971 –  Neil Diamond released the single “I Am…I Said”.

1973 – Roberta Flack was at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Killing Me Softly With His Song’ and  Elton John had the No.1 album with ‘Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Player’.

1975 –  Led Zeppelin owned the #1 album in the U.K. with Physical Graffiti.

1975 –  Former Drifter Ben E. King topped the R&B chart with “Supernatural Thing”.

1975 –  Olivia Newton-John (Have You Never Been Mellow) overtook Bob Dylan (Blood on the Tracks) for the top album.  Led Zeppelin debuted at #3 with Physical Graffiti.

1976 –  KISS released the album Destroyer on Casablanca Records.

1975 –  The Doobie Brothers had their first #1 as “Black Water” moved to the top.

1978 –  The movie American Hot Wax, about the life of early rock disc jockey Alan Freed, premiered in New York City.  There are appearances by Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.

1980 –  The Whispers held on to #1 on the R&B chart with “And the Beat Goes On”.

1980 –  For the third week, Chuck Mangione’s “Give It All You Got” was #1 on the Adult chart.

1980 –  Queen had one of their biggest career hits as “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” spent a fourth week at #1

1980 –  The Wall from Pink Floyd remained strong for a ninth week on the Album chart.

1986 –  After 51 weeks, Whitney Houston was at her peak with her self-titled debut album, which spent a second week at #1.  It was just getting started.

1986 –  One of the hottest new songs was “Bad Boy” from Miami Sound Machine, up from 76 to 55.

1986 –  Starship had their 27th hit (counting their days as Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship) and second consecutive #1 with “Sara.

1986 –  Heart was back in a big way as “These Dreams” reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

1988 –  Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones went on his first solo tour, debuting at the Osakajo Castle Hall in Osaka, Japan.  (Note –  many websites report that Jagger went on tour in 1982, but he had no albums nor solo releases that year, and the credible websites report his first tour as being in 1988.)

1989 –  The Rolling Stones signed a contract to play 50 concerts in the United States for $70 million, the largest contract to that point in the Rock Era.

1990 –  13.7 million households signed up to see a pay-per-view special by New Kids on the Block, breaking the record for PPV events.

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1997 –  The Spice Girls became the first act to ever hit #1 with their first four singles in the U.K., as “Mama” reached the top.

1997 –  Pop by U2 was the #1 album in the U.K.

1997 –  For the fourth week, newcomers the Spice Girls had the #1 song with “Wannabe”.

1998 –  Madonna scored her sixth UK No.1 album with ‘Ray Of Light’, no other female artist had achieved more than three UK No.1 albums.


1954 – WSJV TV channel 28 in Elkhart-South Bend, IN (ABC) begins broadcasting

1965 –  Neil Sedaka was a guest star on I’ve Got a Secret on CBS-TV.

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1965 –  Freddy Cannon appeared on the television show No Time for Sergeants on ABC.

1969 –  Bob Cowsill of the Cowsills (“Hair” from 1969) appeared on an episode of The Dating Game on ABC-TV.

1971 – CBS-TV announces it will cancel The Ed Sullivan Show, then the longest-running TV show in history, after 23 years.

1977 -The first episode of “Eight is Enough” was aired on ABC-TV.

1987 – The Walt Disney Company airs Young Harry Houdini as part of their recently relaunched “Disney Sunday Movie” on ABC-TV.


1767 – Andrew Jackson, the seventh United States President, is born in the Waxhaws area near the border between North and South Carolina.

1945 – The 1944 Academy Awards are held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre with hosts John Cromwell and Bob Hope. Although Disney’s animated Goofy short How to Play Football is nominated for Short Subjects, Cartoon. MGM’s Mouse Trouble takes home the Oscar.

1956 –  Elvis Presley hired Colonel Tom Parker as his manager.

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1964 –  Berry Gordy, Jr., the founder of Motown Records, and his wife celebrated the birth of son Kennedy William Gordy, who would later be known as Rockwell (“Somebody’s Watching Me”), in Detroit, Michigan.   1966 –  The Grammy Awards turned eight years old today, and Frank Sinatra won Album of the Year with his great LP September of My Years.

1966 –  “A Taste Of Honey” from Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass won the Grammy for Record of the Year. It was originally an instrumental track (or recurring theme) written for the 1960 Broadway version of the 1958 British play A Taste of Honey (which was also made into the film of the same name in 1961). Both the original and a cover by Herb Alpert in 1965 earned the song four Grammy Awards.

1968 – LIFE magazine called Jimi Hendrix “the most spectacular guitarist in the world.”

1969 –  Janis Joplin  was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, on sale for 35 Cents, (2/6). The magazine was founded in San Francisco in 1967 by Jann Wenner, the first issue of November 9, 1967 was in newspaper format with a lead article on the  Monterey Pop Festival.

1999 –  Bruce Springsteen  was inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame by  U2’s Bono.

2000 –  Mick Jagger was ordered by a court to increase his child support payments to Luciana Morad from $5,500 a month to $10,000.  Now we know why the Rolling Stones have to tour so much.

1975 – At Disney World, the film Magic Carpet ‘Round the World is shown for the last time at the Circle-Vision 360° Theater. Running since 1974, the film took guests on a tour of landmarks spread across the four corners of the globe.

1980 –  Quincy Jones received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1981 –  Eric Clapton had bleeding ulcers and was admitted to United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.

1992 –  Forty-thousand people attended Farm Aid in Irving, Texas.  It was the fifth annual event and featured Paul Simon, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Willie Nelson.

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1998 – Jo Dee Messina sings “Lesson In Leavin'” during her Grand Ole Opry debut, the same evening that Opry manager Bob Whittaker asks Diamond Rio to join the cast

2000 – The audio CD Color, Rhythm and Magic: Favorites From Disney Classics by jazz pianist Earl Rose is released. Tracks include “Go the Distance,” “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes,” and “Bella Notte.” (Emmy Award winning composer/pianist Earl Rose is one of the most versatile and prolific composers in film and television today.

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