DYR Today, August 23

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Born today- Barbara Eden (August 23, 1931) is an American film, stage, and television actress, comedian, and singer. She is known for her starring role of “Jeannie” in the sitcom I Dream of Jeannie.

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“Born Today”

  • Jeremy Lin (27)
  • Skyler Gordy (29)
  • Annie IIonzeh (32)
  • Natalie Coughlin (33)
  • Kobe Bryant (37)
  • Andrew Rannelis (37)
  • Julian Casablancas (37)
  • Nicole Bobek (38)
  • Scott Caan (39)
  • Shifty Shellshock (41)
  • Ray Park (41)
  • Bone Crusher (44)
  • Jay Mohr (45)
  • Ant (48)
  • Wendy Pepper (51)
  • Charles Busch (61)
  • Queen Noor (64)
  • Rick Springfield (66)
  • Barbara Eden (84)
  • Vera Miles (86)
  • River Pheonix (RIP)
  • Gene Kelly (RIP)
  • Keith Moon (RIP)

“Died Today”

  • Rudolph Valentino (Born: May 6, 1895 / Died: August 23, 1926)
  • Hank Patterson (Born: October 9, 1888 / Died: August 23, 1975)

“Movies”

“Music”

  • 1952 – Kitty Wells became the first female solo artist to score a #1 hit on the Billboard country charts with “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels.”
  • 1962 – John Lennon married Cynthia Powell at the Mount Pleasant Registry Office in Liverpool, England with fellow Beatles George Harrison and Paul McCartney present.
  • 1962 – Bobby “Boris” Pickett released the single “Monster Mash”
  • 1963 – The Rolling Stones appeared for the first time on the British television show Ready Steady Go! along with the Hollies, Lulu, and the Yardbirds.
  • 1966 – Big Brother & the Holding Company signed with Mainstream Records in return for airfare back to San Francisco.
  • 1966 – The Beatles’ double-sided hit “Yellow Submarine”/”Eleanor Rigby” became the group’s 11th #1 in the U.K.
  • 1967 – Joni Mitchell was in concert for the first time in the U.K., opening for the Piccadilly Line at the Marquee Club in London.
  • 1968 – The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Big Brother & the Holding Company, the Chambers Brothers, and Soft Machine played before an overflow audience of 18,000 at the New York Rock Festival at the Singer Bowl at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens.
  • 1969 – Johnny Cash At San Quentin was the new #1 album, replacing the great Blood, Sweat & Tears debut.
  • 1969 – Aretha Franklin scored her seventh #1 song on the R&B chart with “Share Your Love With Me”
  • 1969 – Zager & Evans made it two weeks at #1 on the Easy Listening chart with “In The Year 2525”
  • 1969 – Johnny Cash was at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with “A Boy Named Sue.” The song tells the tale of a young man’s quest for revenge on a father who abandoned him at 3 years of age and whose only contribution to his entire life was naming him Sue, commonly a feminine name, which results in the young man suffering from ridicule and harassment by everyone he meets in his travels.
  • 1969 – The Rolling Stones registered their 24th career hit and fifth #1 with “Honky Tonk Women”
  • 1970 – Emerson, Lake and Palmer performed for the first time at Plymouth Guildhall in Plymouth, England.
  • 1970 – Lou Reed left the Velvet Underground after a performance at Max’s in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • 1971 – Diana Ross had the #1 U.K. song with “I’m Still Waiting”

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  • 1972 – Jim Croce released the single “Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)”
  • 1975 – James Taylor moved to #1 on the Adult chart with “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)”
  • 1975 – K.C. and the Sunshine Band landed a #1 song on the R&B chart with “Get Down Tonight”
  • 1975 – Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds rose to the top with “Fallin’ In Love,” jumping over the Eagles’ “One Of These Nights”
  • 1980 – The Pretenders, B-52’s, Talking Heads and Elvis Costello performed at Mosport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada for the Heatwave Festival.
  • 1980 – David Bowie had the #1 single in the U.K. with “Ashes To Ashes”
  • 1980 – Olivia Newton-John remained #1 for the fourth week with “Magic” while Christopher Cross was poised to strike at #2 with the beautiful “Sailing”
  • 1986 – The Miami Sound Machine rose to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Words Get In The Way”
  • 1989 – Ric Ocasek of the Cars married Paulina Porizkova.
  • 1990 – An anonymous buyer purchased the childhood home of Bob Dylan in Hibbing, Minnesota.
  • 1991 – Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Babes in Toyland and Iggy Pop were among the performers at the three-day Reading Festival in England.
  • 1992 – “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn was at #1 on the Country chart.
  • 1993 – Duran Duran was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, next to John Lennon’s on the corner of Vine and Yucca.
  • 1997 – Texas had the top U.K. song with “White On Blonde”

“TV/Radio”

  • 1962 – The first live TV program was relayed between the U.S. and Europe through the U.S. Telstar satellite.
  • 2000 – Richard Hatch was revealed as the winning castaway on CBS’ “Survivor.” Hatch won $1,000,000 for his stay on the island of Pulau Tida in the South China Sea.

“Other Important Events…”

  • 1850 – 1st US National Women’s Rights Convention convenes in Worcester, Massachusetts

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