DYR Today, August 25

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“Born Today”

  • Alexandra Burke (27)
  • Blake Lively (28)
  • Rachel Bilson (34)
  • Kel Mitchell (37)
  • Alexander Skarsgard (39)
  • Ben Falcone (42)
  • Jo Dee Messina (45)
  • Claudia Schiffer (45)
  • Cameron Mathison (46)
  • Rachael Ray (47)
  • Blair Underwood (51)
  • Billy Ray Cyrus (54)
  • Tim Burton (57)
  • Elvis Costello (61)
  • Bob Halford (64)
  • Gene Simmons (66)
  • David Canary (77)
  • Tom Skerritt (82)
  • Regis Philbin (82)
  • Sean Connery (85)
  • Mony Hall (94)

“Died Today”

  • Truman Capote (Born: September 30, 1924 / Died: August 25, 1984)
  • Allen Case (Born: October 8, 1934 / Died: August 25, 1986)
  • Frederick O’Neal (Born: August 29, 1905 / Died: August 25, 1992)

“Movies”

“Music”

  • 1956 – The Platters spent another week at #1 on the R&B chart with the classic “My Prayer”
  • 1957 – Paul Anka topped the U.K. chart with “Diana”
  • 1958 – Jimmy Clanton had the top R&B song with “Just A Dream”
  • 1958 – It was the fourth chart in Billboard history and already we had our third #1 song, “Little Star” by the Elegants.
  • 1960 – The Shadows had the first of five #1’s in the U.K. with “Apache”
  • 1961 – The Beatles played at the Cavern Club in Liverpool in the afternoon, then hopped aboard the riverboat M.V. Royal Iris in Merseyside to open for Acker Bilk, one of four “riverboat shuffles” that the group took part in.
  • 1962 – Carole King’s first single “It Might As Well Rain Until September” debuted on the chart.
  • 1962 – “The Loco-Motion” written by Stanley, Idaho’s Carole King became the new #1 R&B song.
  • 1965 – The movie Wild on the Beach, with appearances from Sonny & Cher and Sandy Nelson, opened in theaters.
  • 1967 – Brian Wilson joined the Beach Boys in concert at the Honolulu International Center in Honolulu, Hawaii after taking two years off from touring.
  • 1970 – Elton John made his debut in the US, opening for David Ackles at the Troubadour in Hollywood, California. Neil Diamond introduced Elton to the crowd
  • 1971 – Led Zeppelin played at the Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston, Texas.
  • 1971 – The Western movie A Gunfight directed by Lamont Johnson and starring Kirk Douglas and Johnny Cash was released across the US.
  • 1973 – Butch Trucks, drummer for the Allman Brothers Band, broke his leg in a car crash near Macon, Georgia.
  • 1973 – Faces, Status Quo, and Lindsfarne performed on the second day of the annual National Jazz, Blues and Rock Festival in Reading, England.
  • 1973 – Donny Osmond had the #1 U.K. song with “Young Love”
  • 1973 – The Stories climbed all the way to #1 with “Brother Louie”

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  • 1975 – Bruce Springsteen released the album Born to Run on Columbia Records.
  • 1975 – Elton John performed for the first of three nights at the Troubadour in Los Angeles to raise $150,000 for the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA.
  • 1977 – Helen Reddy was appointed as a member of the California State Parks Commission.
  • 1979 – Cheap Trick, Thin Lizzy, Inner Circle, and Bram Tchaikovsky performed on the second day of the U.K. Reading Festival in Reading, England.
  • 1979 – The #1 song in the U.K. was “We Don’t Talk Anymore” by Cliff Richard, his first #1 in 11 years.
  • 1979 – Elton John took over at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”
  • 1979 – “My Sharona” by the Knack became the first rock song to reach #1 since “Blinded By The Light” back on February 19 of 1975.
  • 1979 – Get the Knack by the Knack was the #1 album in a pretty good list.  The former #1 Breakfast in America by Supertramp moved back up to #2.
  • 1984 – “Ghostbusters” by Ray Parker, Jr. was the new #1 on the R&B chart.
  • 1984 – Purple Rain by Prince spent a fourth week at #1 on the Album chart. Sports from Huey Lewis & the News moved back up to 2 after 47 weeks of release.
  • 1988 – Metallica released the album And Justice for All on Elektra Records.
  • 1989 – Simon LeBon of Duran Duran and his wife Yasmin announced the birth of daughter Amber Rose.
  • 1990 – “Come Back To Me” by Janet Jackson was the new #1 Adult Contemporary song.
  • 1990 – M.C. Hammer spent an 11th non-consecutive week at #1 on the Album chart with Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em.
  • 1992 – Garth Brooks released his first Christmas album, Beyond the Season which peaked at #2 on both of Billboard magazine’s 200 and Top Country Albums sales charts that year. Beyond the Season was also the best-selling Christmas/holiday album of 1992 in the US where is sold over 2.5m copies.
  • 1994 – Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, formerly of Led Zeppelin, reunited in London to record the “Unplugged” show on MTV. The show was called “Unledded”  

“TV/Radio”

  • 1976 – Frankie Avalon debuted his four-week variety series, Easy Does It, on CBS-TV.
  • 1949 – NBC Radio debuted “Father Knows Best.” The show went to TV in 1954.

“Other Important Events…”

  • 1994 – Jimmy Buffett’s plane flipped after taking off in Nantucket, MA. He swam to safety.

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