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Thursday’s Do You Remember Today “DYRT” – April 13

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April 13

“BORN TODAY”

  • Lee Newton (1985) – Actress, Comedian and Web personality
  • Nell Marie “Nellie” McKay (1982) – British-American singer, Songwriter, Actress, and Former Stand-up Comedian
  • Courtney Peldon (1981) – Actress
  • Kelli Giddish (1980)
  • Kyle Howard (1978)
  • Lou Bega (born David Lubega) – (1975) – Most famous for “Mambo No. 5”
  • Aaron Lewis (1972) – Musician
  • Jonathan Brandis (1976) – Actor (“seaQuest DSV”)
  • Rick Schroder (1970) – Actor (“Silver Spoons”, “NYPD Blue”) (Featured Above)
  • Caroline Rhea (1964) – Actress, Comedian
  • Page Hannah (1964) – Actress
  • Hillel Slovak (1962) – Musician (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Saundra Santiago (1957) – Actress (“Miami Vice”)
  • Gary Kroeger (1957) – Actor
  • Jimmy Destri (1954) – Musician (Blondie)
  • Max Weinberg (1951) – Musician (E Street Band)
  • Peabo Bryson (1951)
  • Ron PerlmanRon Perlman (1950) – Actor (“Beauty and the Beast” series)
  • William Sadler (1950) – American Film And Television Actor
  • Al Green (1946) – Singer, songwriter
  • Tony Dow (1945) – Actor (“Leave it to Beaver”)
  • Paul Sorvino – (1939) – American actor, opera singer, businessman, writer, and sculptor (“Goodfellas”, “Law and Order” and “Dick Tracy”)
  • Edward Fox (1937) – Actor (“The Big Sleep”, “Portrait of a Lady”)
  • Don Adams (Donald James Yarmy)  – (1923 – RIP 2005) – Actor (“Get Smart”)
  • Stanley Donen – (1924)
  • Jules Irving (Julius Israel) – (1925 – RIP 1979) was an American actor, director, educator, and producer
  • Harry Clifford Keel – (1919 – RIP 2004) – Actor (“Dallas”), Singer
  • Butch Cassidy (Robert LeRoy Parker) (1866) – American train robber, bank robber and leader of the Wild Bunch Gang
  • Frank W. Woolworth (1852) – Merchant, created the five and ten cent store, head of F.W. Woolworth & Co.

“DIED TODAY”

  • Larry Parks (December 13, 1914 – RIP 1975)
  • Stephen Stucker (July 2, 1947 – RIP 1986)
  • Dorothy Frooks (February 12, 1896 – RIP 1997)

“MOVIES TODAY”

  • 1984 – Friday The 13th: The FInal Chapter is a slasher film and the last film of the Friday the 13th series franchise. It was released on this day and was directed by Joseph Zito.

  • 1984 – Phar Lap (also released as Phar Lap: Heart of a Nation) is a film about the racehorse Phar Lap. The film starred Tom Burlinson and was written by famous Australian playwright David Williamson.
  • 1984 – Swing Shift is a drama and romantic war film directed by Jonathan Demme. It stars Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell set in the World War II era.

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  • 1990 – Crazy People is a comedy film starring Dudley Moore and Daryl Hannah. It was directed by Tony Bill.

“MUSIC TODAY”

  • 1967 – The Rolling Stones performed their first concert behind the Iron Curtain at the Palace of Culture in Warsaw, Poland.
  • 1969 – Diana Ross appeared solo on Dinah Shore’s NBC-TV special “Like Hep”.
  • 1970 – Led Zeppelin became the first band to sell out the Montreal Forum.
  • 1980 – The Broadway musical “Grease” closed after 3,883 performances.
  • 1985 – The single “We Are the World” hit #1 in the U.S.

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  • 1994 – Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley announced that they were separating.
  • 1999 – VH1 debuted their Internet radio station called VH1 at Work. The first webcast was the “Divas Live” concert.

“TV/RADIO TODAY”

  • 1925 – WGN became the first radio station to broadcast a regular season major league baseball game. The Cubs beat the Pirates 8-2.
  • 1956 – KETA channel 13 in Oklahoma City, OK (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1964 – 36th Academy Awards hosted – “Tom Jones”, Best Film, Sidney Poitier & Patricia Neal win Best Actor/Actress

  • 1967 – The final “Where the Action Is” aired on ABC-TV.
  • 1969 – The “33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee” TV special aired on NBC.

  • 1980 – Gary Numan released “The Touring Principle,” a 45-minute concert video. It was the first commercially available home rock videocassette.
  • 1990 – The final episode of Pat Sajak’s late night TV show aired on CBS.

  • 1985 – “The Grand Ole Opry” debuted on television.

“OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS…”

  • 1933 – The first flight over Mount Everest was completed by Lord Clydesdale.
  • 1943 – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson Memorial.
  • 1949 – Philip S. Hench and associates announced that cortizone was an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
  • 1954 – Hank Aaron debuted with the Milwaukee Braves.
  • 1960 – The first navigational satellite was launched into Earth’s orbit.
  • 1961 – The U.N. General Assembly condemned South Africa due to apartheid.
  • 1964 – Sidney Poitier became the first black to win an Oscar for best actor. It was for his role in the movie “Lilies of the Field.”

  • 1970 – An oxygen tank exploded on Apollo 13, preventing a planned moon landing.
  • 1972 – The first strike in the history of major league baseball ended. Players had walked off the field 13 days earlier.
  • 1976 – The U.S. Federal Reserve introduced $2 bicentennial notes.
  • 1979 – The world’s longest doubles ping-pong match ended after 101 hours.
  • 1997 – Tiger Woods became the youngest person to win the Masters Tournament at the age of 21. He also set a record when he finished at 18 under par.
  • 1998 – Dolly, the world’s first cloned sheep, gave natural birth to a healthy baby lamb.

 

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