- Joe McElderry (24)
- Diana DeGarmo (28)
- Abby Elliott (28)
- Missy Peregrym (33)
- Justin Tranter (35)
- Daniel Brühl (37)
- Eddie Cibrian (42)
- John Cho (43)
- Clifton Collins Jr. (45)
- Phil Mickelson (45)
- Jenny Shimizu (48)
- Arnold Vosloo (53)
- Ian Buchanan (58)
- Laurie Metcalf (60)
- Joan Van Ark (72)
- Eddie Levert (73)
- Joyce Carol Oates (78)
- Eileen Atkins (81)
- Bill Cobbs (81)
- Tupac Shakur (RIP)
- Geronimo (RIP)
- George Reeves (Born: January 5, 1914 / Died: June 16, 1959)(Featured Above)
- Mel Allen (Born: February 14, 1913 / Died: June 16, 1996)
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- 1970 – Two Mules for Sister Sara
- 1978 – Grease
- 1978 – Jaws 2
- 1989 – Ghostbusters II
- 1995 – Batman Forever
- 2000 – Boys and Girls
- 2000 – Fantasia 2000
- 2000 – Shaft
- 2000 – Titan AE
- 1956 – The world was introduced to a guy on this date that would become a superstar. Roy Orbison humbly debuted on the chart with “Ooby Dooby”
- 1959 – Russ Conway had the top U.K. hit with “Roulette”
- 1961 – Troy Shondell recorded “This Time.”
- 1962 – “I Can’t Stop Loving You” by Ray Charles was #1 on the R&B chart for the fourth week in a row.
- 1962 – The Konrads (featuring Dave Jay later to become David Bowie) made their live debut when they played at Bromley Technical School in Kent, England.
- 1963 – Fats Domino signed with ABC-Paramount after his Imperial contract ended.
- 1965 – Bob Dylan recorded ‘Like A Rolling Stone’ at Columbia Recording Studios in New York City, in the sessions for the forthcoming ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ album.
- 1966 – John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers (featuring guitarist Eric Clapton) appeared at The Marquee Club London, England.
- 1966 – The first single under just the name David Bowie was released for the song “Do Anything You Say.” The song was performed by The Buzz with Bowie as the lead singer.
- 1966 – The Beatles made a surprise live appearance on the UK television program Top Of The Pops performing ‘Paperback Writer’ and ‘Rain’.
- 1967 – The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and Soft Machine both appeared at The Liverpool Love Festival in Liverpool, England.
- 1967 – The three day Monterey Pop Festival in California began. All the proceeds went to charity when all the artists agreed to perform for free, the ‘Summer of Love’ was born. The festival saw the first major US appearances by The Who, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. Also on the bill: The Byrds, Grateful Dead, Otis Redding, Simon & Garfunkel, The Steve Miller Band, Canned Heat, The Mamas And The Papas, Jefferson Airplane, Buffalo Springfield and The Electric Flag. John Phillips, of The Mamas and The Papas wrote, ‘San Francisco, (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)’ to promote the festival, which later became a hit for Scott McKenzie.
- 1967 – Pink Floyd released their second single ‘See Emily Play’ which was written by original frontman Syd Barrett. The slide guitar work on the song was done by Barrett using a plastic ruler.
- 1970 – Mungo Jerry were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘In The Summertime’. It went on to become the best selling UK single of 1970 spending seven weeks at No.1 and was a hit in 26 other countries.
- 1972 – David Bowie released his fifth studio album The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars a concept album telling the story of a fictional bisexual alien rock star named Ziggy Stardust. The album reached No.5 in the UK and No. 75 in the US.
- 1973 – The Spinners owned the top R&B song for the second week with “One Of A Kind (Love Affair)”
- 1973 – Paul McCartney & Wings spent a third week at #1 with “My Love”
- 1973 – Suzi Quatro had her first UK No.1 single with the Nicky Chinn & Mike Chapman song ‘Can The Can’. 10CC were at No.2 with ‘Rubber Bullets’ and Fleetwood Mac at No.3 with ‘Albatross.’
- 1975 – James Taylor released the single “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”.
- 1977 – Kenny Rogers was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Lucille’. It was the American Country music singer’s first of two UK No.1’s.
- 1978 – Mac Davis hosted The Midnight Special with guests Todd Rundgren and Andrew Gold.
- 1979 – The Electric Light Orchestra started a five-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Discovery’ their first No.1 LP.
- 1979 – Donna Summer had the hottest song around with “Hot Stuff”.
- 1983 – Kirk Hammett joined Metallica.
- 1984 – “Let’s Hear It For The Boy” made it three weeks atop the R&B chart for Deniece Williams.
- 1984 – Cyndi Lauper held on to #1 with “Time After Time”.
- 1984 – Frankie Goes To Hollywood had their second UK No.1 single with ‘Two Tribes.’ It stayed at No.1 for nine weeks making Frankie Goes To Hollywood the first band to have their first two singles go to the top of the UK chart. During this run the group’s previous single ‘Relax’ climbed back up the charts to No.2.
- 1985 – David Lee Roth left Van Halen to pursue a solo career.
- 1989 – The first day of the UK three day Glastonbury Festival took place featuring Van Morrison, Elvis Costello, Throwing Muses, Pixies, All About Eve, Hot House Flowers, The Waterboys, Suzanne Vega and Fairground Attraction. Tickets cost £28 ($48).
- 1990 – Roxette started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘It Must Have Been Love’. The song, taken from the film ‘Pretty Woman’ became the duo’s third US No.1 and a No.3 hit in the UK.
- 1991 – Rod Stewart was surprised onstage by Elton John, who was wearing a dress.
- 1994 – Oasis played at The Erotika Club, Paris in France, the bands first gig outside the UK.
- 1996 – Metallica went to No.1 on the UK album charts with their album ‘Load’.
- 1996 – Rage Against The Machine, Beastie Boys, Smashing Pumpkins, Fugees, Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Lee Hooker, Beck, Sonic Youth, Yoko Ono, De La Soul and Richie Havens all appeared at the two-day Tibetan Freedom Concert, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco: A sell-out crowd of over 100,000 made it the largest US benefit concert since Live Aid in 1985.
- 1996 – Metallica had the top album with Load.
- 1997 – Radiohead released the album OK Computer in the U.K. The album was released July 1 in the U.S.
- 1999 – Cher debuted her “Believe Tour” at America West Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
- 1961 – Gary “U.S.” Bonds appeared on American Bandstand.
- 1965 – Petula Clark and Gary Lewis & the Playboys appeared on the television show Shindig!
- 1966 – The Beatles made a surprise live appearance on the UK television program Top Of The Pops performing ‘Paperback Writer’ and ‘Rain’. It became The Beatles’ last live musical television appearance, with the sole exception of the June 1967 worldwide transmission of ‘All You Need Is Love’.
- 1976 – The Jackson Five four-week summer variety show premiered on CBS- TV featuring The Jacksons plus sisters Latoya, Rebbie and Janet.
- 2002 – The first episode of “The Dead Zone” aired. The show is based on the popular Stephen King novel of the same title.
“OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS…”
- 1884 – At Coney Island, in Brooklyn, NY, the first roller coaster in America opened.
- 1890 – The second Madison Square Gardens opened.
- 1903 – Ford Motor Company was incorporated.
- 1952 – “Anne Frank: Diary of a Young Girl” was published in the United States.
- 1963 – 26-year-old Valentina Tereshkova went into orbit aboard the Vostok 6 spacecraft for three days. She was the first female space traveler.
- 1964 – John Lennon was reunited with his father after 17 years.
- 1977 – Elvis Presley was admitted to a Memphis hospital due to fatigue and intestinal flu. He stayed in the hospital for six days.
- 1978 – The movie Grease (adapted from the famous Broadway play) premiered in New York City.
- 1982 – Pretenders guitarist James Honeyman-Scott died following sustained cocaine and heroin addiction.
- 1987 – The Ben & Jerry ice cream company was given permission to sell a flavor called Cherry Garcia, after longtime Grateful Dead leader Jerry Garcia.
- 1988 – Vince Neil of Motley Crue married mud wrestler Sharisse Rudell.
- 1994 – Kristen Pfaff, bass player with Hole was found dead in her bathtub due to a heroin overdose aged 26.
- 2008 – California began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.