Thursday’s Nostalgic News – May 4



  • Alexander Gould (1994) – Actor (“Weeds,” “Finding Nemo”)
  • Brad Maddox (1984) – Professional Wrestler
  • Lance Bass (1979) – Singer (‘N Sync)
  • Erin Andrews (1978) – American sportscaster and television personality.
  • Kimora Lee Simmons (1975) – Television personality, fashion designer
  • Mike Dirnt (1972) – Musician (Green Day)
  • Chris Tomlin (1972) – Singer
  • Will Arnet (1970) – Actor (“Arrested Development”)
  • Ana Gasteyer (1967) – Comedian (“Saturday Night Live”)
  • Mary McDonough (1961) – Actress (“The Waltons”)
  • Randy Travis (Randy Bruce Traywick) 1959 – Country singer
  • Sharon Jones (1956 – RIP 2016) American Soul & Punk Singer
  • Oleta Adams (1953) – American soul, jazz, and gospel singer and pianist.
  • Mick Mars (1955) – Musician (Motley Crue)
  • Pia Zadora (1954 )- Actress (“Hairspray”), singer
  • Michael Barrymore (1952) – Comedian & Game Presenter
  • Oleta Adams (1953) – American Jazz & Opera Singer
  • Jackie Jackson 1951 – Singer (The Jackson Five, The Jacksons)
  • Richard Jenkins (1947) – Actor (“Jack Reacher” and “Step Brothers”)
  • Nick Ashford (1942) – Singer, songwriter (Ashford and Simpson)
  • Katherine Jackson (1930) – Matriarch of the Jackson family.
  • Audrey Hepburn (Featured Above) (Edda Kathleen Hepburn van Heemstra) (1929 -RIP 1993) – Actress (“Monte Carlo Baby”, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”)
  • Howard DaSilva (Silverblatt) (1909) – Actor (“The Lost Weekend”, “The Great Gatsby”)


  • Moe Howard (Born: June 19, 1897 / Died: May 4, 1975)
  • Dom DeLuise (Born: August 1, 1933 / Died: May 4, 2009)
  • Adam Yauch (Born: August 5, 1964 / Died: May 4, 2012)


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  • 1956 – Elvis Presley released the single “I Want You, I Need You, I Love You”
  • 1956 – Gene Vincent recorded the classic rock ‘n roll song ‘Be Bop-A-Lula’, at Owen Bradley’s studio in Nashville, Tennessee.  Vincent has said that he wrote the words to the song after being inspired by a comic strip called “Little Lulu”.
  • 1959 – The first Grammy Awards Show was presented at the Beverly Hills Hotels in Los Angeles and New York City
  • 1961 – The Marcels were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the Rodgers & Hart song from the 1930s ‘Blue Moon’, their only UK No.1.
  • 1963 – “Baby Workout” by the great Jackie Wilson was the new #1 on the R&B chart.
  • 1974 – Grand Funk Railroad started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with their version of the Little Eva hit ‘The Loco-Motion.’ It was only the second time that a cover version had been a No.1 as well as the original.
  • 1975 – Mud were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with their version of the Buddy Holly hit from 1958 ‘Oh Boy’. Their third and final No.1 single.
  • 1975 – Elvis Presley kicked off a 31 date North American Tour by playing two shows at the Civic Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
  • 1977 – The Patti Smith Group, David Johansen, Dead Boys, Blondie, Suicide and Richard Hell & The Voidoids all appeared at a Punk Benefit at CBGB’s in New York City.
  • 1978 – ‘Night Fever’ by The Bee Gees was at No.1 on the UK singles chart. The group’s third No.1 and the theme from the film ‘Saturday Night Fever.’ The song was a US No.1 for over two months.
  • 1985 – Phyllis Nelson was at No.1 on the UK singles with ‘Move Closer’, her only UK hit making the American singer a One Hit Wonder.
  • 1985 – DeBarge enjoyed a brief one-week turn at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Rhythm Of The Night”.
  • 1989 – Stevie Ray Vaughan set out on what would be his last ever tour at the Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • 1990 – Madonna played the first night of the North American leg on her 57-date Blond Ambition World Tour at The Summit in Houston, Texas.
  • 1991 – Cher scored her first solo UK No.1 single with ‘The Shoop Shoop Song’ from the film ‘Mermaids’. The song had been a hit for Betty Everett on 1964, and gave Cher her first No.1 in the UK since 1965’s ‘I Got You Babe’.
  • 1991 – Amy Grant remained at #1 for a second week with “Baby Baby”.
  • 1996 – Alanis Morissette started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with Jagged Little Pill.
  • 1996 – George Michael scored his seventh UK No.1 single as a solo artist when ‘Fastlove’ started a three-week run at the top of the chart.
  • 1996 – Mariah Carey started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Always Be My Baby’, her 11th US No.1, a No.3 hit in the UK. 


  • 1957 – The “Alan Freed Show” premiered on ABC-TV. It was the first prime-time network rock show.
  • 1960 – Bobby Rydell took viewers on a tour of his home on the television show American Bandstand.
  • 1964 – “Another World” premiered on NBC-TV.
  • 1967 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared on UK TV’s Top Of The Pops, performing ‘Purple Haze’. During afternoon rehearsals for the show, Mick Jagger pops into the studio to see Hendrix.
  • 1985 – The Apollo Theater reopened with a 50th Anniversary grand reopening celebration. There was an associated television special entitled “Motown Salutes the Apollo. 


  • 1715 – A French manufacturer debuted the first folding umbrella.
  • 1989 – Happy Mondays singer Shaun Ryder was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine in Jersey, he was released on £5,000 bail.
  • 1997 – Courtney Love placed an advert in The Seattle Times selling the house she had shared with Kurt Cobain. The five bedroom four bathroom house was on the market for $3m. The carriage house where Kurt Cobain died had been knocked down during refurbishment.
  • 2000 – Metallica were demanding online music service Napster cut off 335,000 users who they claimed had been illegally trading their songs.



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