DYR Today, August 14

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Today in 1965, “I Got You Babe” moved into the #1 slot for Sonny & Cher.

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“Born Today”

  • Tim Tebow (28)
  • Nick Grimshaw (31)
  • Mila Kunis (32)
  • Spencer Pratt (32)
  • Ana Matronic (41)
  • Christopher Gorham (41)
  • Jay Manuel (43)
  • Preston Lacy (46)
  • Jennifer Flavin (47)
  • Catherine Bell (47)
  • Adrian Lester (47)
  • Halle Berry (49)
  • Lady Bunny (53)
  • Susan Olsen (54)
  • Sarah Brightman (55)
  • Marcia Gay Harden (56)
  • Magic Johnson (56)
  • Jackee Harry (59)
  • Carl Lumbly (64)
  • Danielle Steel (68)
  • Antonio Fargas (69)
  • Susan Saint James (69)
  • Wim Wenders (70)
  • Steve Martin (70)
  • David Crosby (74)
  • Andrea Leeds (RIP)

“Died Today”

  • William Randolph Hearst (Born: April 29, 1863 / Died: August 14, 1951)
  • Patrick Magee (Born: March 21, 1922 / Died: August 14, 1982)

“Movies”

“Music”

  • 1962 – John Lennon asked Ringo Starr to become the drummer of the group.  Starr made his debut with the Beatles three days later.
  • 1964 – Johnny Burnette, who made the hit “You’re Sixteen” drowned at the age of 30 in a boating mishap at Clear Lake in California.
  • 1965 – Help! was the #1 album in the U.K.
  • 1965 – Beatles VI may have been the #1 album and Herman’s Hermits On Tour #2, but the Rolling Stones turned heads as Out of Our Heads moved from 93 to 3 on this date.
  • 1965 – James Brown hit #1 R&B song and it was “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag”

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  • 1965 – “I Got You Babe” moved into the #1 slot for Sonny & Cher. “Satisfaction” by the Rolling Stones was #2.
  • 1966 – Little Anthony & the Imperials, the Shadows and the Castiles (featuring vocalist Bruce Springsteen) were at the Surf ‘n See Club in Seabright, New Jersey.
  • 1966 – “Almost Persuaded” by David Houston was at #1 on the Country chart. The song spent nine weeks at #1 and has since gone on to become a country standard.
  • 1967 – The Association released the single “Never My Love”
  • 1968 – “Fire” by the Crazy World of Arthur Brown hit #1 in the U.K.
  • 1970 – Stephen Stills was arrested on cocaine possession charges at a motel in La Jolla, California.
  • 1970 – Elton John and Manfred Mann were among the acts at the opening day of  the Yorkshire Folk, Blues & Jazz Festival in Krumlin, Yorkshire, England.
  • 1971 – The Moody Blues reached #1 on the Album chart with Every Good Boy Deserves Favour.
  • 1971 – “Mercy Mercy Me” was #1 R&B song by Marvin Gaye.
  • 1971 – “If Not For You” took Olivia Newton-John to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
  • 1971 – The Bee Gees posted their first #1 song with “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart.”  “Mr. Big Stuff” by Jean Knight was #2 and John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” at #3.
  • 1971 – Stanley, Idaho’s Carole King spent a ninth consecutive week at #1 with Tapestry.
  • 1976 – “Getaway” was the new #1 R&B song for Earth, Wind & Fire.
  • 1976 – Peter Frampton returned to #1 for the third time on the Album chart with Frampton Comes Alive!
  • 1976 – Waylon Jennings was at #1 on the US country album chart with Are You Ready for the Country.
  • 1978 – Ambrosia released their single “How Much I Feel”

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  • 1981 – The Rolling Stones released the single “Start Me Up”
  • 1982 – Jennifer Holliday’s ]”And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going” had a fourth week atop the R&B chart.
  • 1988 – Elite guitarist Roy Buchanan died at the age of 48 after hanging himself in a Fairfax, Virginia jail.
  • 1989 – New Jersey by Bon Jovi became the first United States album to be released in the Soviet Union.
  • 1992 – Tony Williams of the Platters died from diabetes and emphysema at age 64 in Daly City, California.
  • 1993 – Freddie Mercury had a solo #1 in the U.K. with “Living On My Own”
  • 1993 – Soul Asylum reached the Top 10 with “Runaway Train”
  • 1995 – The song “Dreaming of You” by Selena was released posthumously
  • 1995 – The Grateful Dead canceled their fall tour after leader Jerry Garcia’s death
  • 1995 – Garth Brooks’ The Hits became the first best-of album by a country-based artist certified for shipments of 7 million units. In June 1995, the master copy of the album was buried under Garth’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1999 – Leif Garrett pleaded guilty to drug possession charges to get into a rehab program.
  • 1999 – The Backstreet Boys sold 765,000 tickets for their upcoming North American tour in one day.
  • 1999 – Ronan Keating owned the top U.K. song with “When You Say Nothing At All”.

“TV/Radio”

  • 1957 – Nat King Cole canceled his television show on NBC after a year-long search for a sponsor was fruitless.
  • 1965 – The Beatles recorded an appearance for telecast on The Ed Sullivan Show at Studio 50 on CBS-TV in New York City.  The group performed “I Feel Fine”, “I’m Down”, Act Naturally”, “Ticket to Ride”, “Yesterday” and “Help!”
  • 1998 – PBS premiered a documentary on Robbie Robertson’s Indian heritage. “Robbie Robertson: Making A Noise – A Native American Musical Journey.”

“Other Important Events…”

  • 1997 – William Friedkin received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 1980 – People for Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) was incorporated.
  • 1959 – The first meeting was held to organize the American Football League.

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