"BORN TODAY" \tSam Smith (Samuel Frederick Smith) 1992 - Singer \tEric Lloyd 1986 - Actor \tRebecca Hall 1982 - Actress \tDrew Fuller1980 - Actor/Producer (Army Wives (2007), Charmed (1998) and The Ultimate Gift (2006)) \tShooter Jennings 1979 - Singer/Songwriter \tAmanda De Cadenet 1972 - Photographer, actress and television presenter. \tJenny Berggren 1972 - Musician (Ace of Base) Alison Elliott 1970 - Actress (The Wings of the Dove) \tGeraldine Somerville 1967 - Actress (Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone) \tPolly Walker 1966 Actress - ("Clash Of The Titans") \tSean Whalen 1964 - Actor (Special Unit 2, The Amazing Live Sea Monkeys, The 1/2 Hour News Hour) \tMartyn Ware 1956 - Musician (The Human League) \tSteven Ford (Steven Meigs Ford) 1956 - Actor, son of U.S. President Gerald Ford \tPhil Rudd 1954 - Musician (AC/DC) \tGrace Jones 1952 - Singer, model, actress \tJoey Ramone 1951 - Musician (The Ramones) \tDusty Hill 1949 - Musician (ZZ Top) \tPete Townshend 1945 - Musician (The Who) \tPeter Mayhew 1944 - Actor ("Star Wars") \tNora Ephron 1941 - Diretor, producer, screenwriter, novelist, journalist \tFrancis Scobee (Francis Richard "Dick" Scobee) 1939 - Astronaut, killed commanding the Space Shuttle Challenger \tStephen Young (Stephen Levy) 1939 - Actor \tNancy Kwan 1939 - Actress \tAndre the Giant 1946 (RIP) - Professional wrestler and actor \tMalcolm X (Malcolm Little) 1925 (RIP) - African-American Muslim minister, public speaker, and human rights activist Ferdinand Magellan (RIP) \tJames Fox 1939 - Actor (The Remains of the Day and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory) \tDavid Hartman 1935 - Television personality \tJim Lehrer (James Charles "Jim" Lehrer) 1934 - Journalist, news anchor \tJohns Hopkins 1795 - entrepreneur, philanthropist, mosted noted for the creation of Johns Hopkins Hospital Click "Next" To see Movie News and Passings... "DIED TODAY" \tBenjamin Guinness (Born: November 1, 1798 / Died: May 19, 1868) \tJose Marti (Born: January 28, 1853 / Died: May 19, 1895) \tJackie Kennedy Onasis (Born: July 28, 1929 / Died: May 19, 1994) (Pictured Above) \tTony Randall (born Aryeh (Arthur) Leonard Rosenberg (Born: February 26, 1920 / Died: May 17, 2004) \tHenry Corden (Born: January 6, 1920 / Died: May 19, 2005) \tAlan Young born Angus Young (Born: November 19, 1919 / Died: May 19, 2016) \tMorley Safer (Born: November 8, 1931 / Died: May 19, 2016) "MOVIES TODAY" Click on the movie title to watch it’s trailer. \t1977 - The Greatest \t1978 - Thank God It's Friday \t1989 - How I Got into College \t1989 - Fright Night 2 \t1989 - Miracle Mile \t1988 - Road House \t1995 - Forget Paris \t1995 - Die Hard With A Vengeance \t1999 - Star Wars Ep.1: The Phantom Menace \t2000 - Dinosaur \t2000 - Small Time Crooks \t2000 - Roadtrip Click "NEXT" For MUSIC News "MUSIC TODAY" \t1958 - Peggy Lee recorded the great song "Fever" at the famous Capitol Tower Studios in Hollywood, California. \t1958 - Bobby Darin’s single, "Splish Splash," was released as the first eight-track master recording pressed to a plastic 45-RPM disc. \t1960 - The Drifters recorded "Save the Last Dance For Me." \t1961 - The Everly Brothers launched their own record label Calliope. \t1962 - "Soldier Boy" by the Shirelles was #1 for a third week https://youtu.be/1NYw83uAQig Music News Continued On Next Page... \t1965 - FBI agents visited Wand Records investigating the lyrics to the song "Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen. \t1967 - The Beatles held a press party at manager's Brian Epstein's house in London for the launch of the Sgt. Pepper album. Linda Eastman was hired as the press photographer. \t1973 - "Daniel" by Elton John spent a second week at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. \t1973 - Stevie Wonder went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'You Are The Sunshine Of My Life'. His third US No.1, won Wonder a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. \t1973 - Wizzard were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'See My Baby Jive’. https://youtu.be/uHNdQJPmTRU More Music News "NEXT" \t1973 - Paul Simon released the single 'Kodachrome' named after the Kodak 35mm film Kodachrome which became a No.2 hit in the US. It was not released as a single in Britain, because the BBC would not play the trademarked name. \t1974 - The Rubettes were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Sugar Baby Love', the group's only UK No.1. \t1975 - The song that launched the greatest comeback of the Rock Era, and essentially gave the Bee Gees a second career...The trio released "Jive Talkin'" on this date. \t1975 - Paul McCartney & Wings released the single "Listen To What The Man Said". \t1978 - Dire Straits released their first major label single 'Sultans Of Swing', recorded on a £120 budget. \t1979 - ABBA started a four week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Voulez-Vous' the group's fourth No.1 album. \t1979 - Peaches & Herb was #1 for a fourth week on the R&B chart with "Reunited". \t1979 - Supertramp went to No.1 on the US album chart with 'Breakfast In America', the group's only US No.1. https://youtu.be/dbiugrfo7G4 Click NEXT For More Nostalgic News \t1981 - Sting was named songwriter of the year at the 26th Ivor Novello Awards. \t1984 - Bob Marley and the Wailers started a 12-week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with the compilation album 'Legend', released to commemorate the third anniversary of Marley's death. \t1984 - ZZ Top released "Legs" on Dusty Hill's birthday. \t1984 - "The Longest Time" from Billy Joel took over at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. \t1984 - "Hello" by Lionel Richie spent a third week at #1 on the R&B chart. \t1986 - Genesis released the single "Invisible Touch". \t1986 - Peter Gabriel released the album "So." \t1990 - Madonna started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Vogue'. \t1990 - "This Old Heart Of Mine" by Rod Stewart and Ronald Isley, was #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for the fifth week in a row, making it one of the top AC hits of the 90's. "TV/RADIO TODAY" \t1968 - The 5th Dimension were guests on The Ed Sullivan Show. \t1985 - The television special Motown Returns to the Apollo aired on NBC. \t1992 - U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle criticized the CBS sitcom "Murphy Brown" for having its title character decide to bear a child out of wedlock Other Important Events "NEXT" "OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS..." \t1906 - The Federated Boys' Clubs, forerunner of the Boys' Clubs of America, were organized. \t1911 - The first American criminal conviction that was based on fingerprint evidence occurred in New York City. \t1926 - Thomas Edison spoke on the radio for the first time. \t1935 - T.E. Lawrence "Lawrence of Arabia" died from injuries in a motorcycle crash in England. photo: rarenewspapers.com \t1935 - The National Football League (NFL) adopted an annual college draft to begin in 1936. \t1943 - Winston Churchill told the U.S. Congress that his country was pledging their full support in the war against Japan. \t1960 - American DJ Alan Freed was indicted along with seven others for accepting $30,650 in payola from six record companies. Two years later, he was convicted and given a suspended sentence and a $300 fine. \t1976 - Rolling Stone Keith Richards crashed his car near Newport Pagnell, Bucks, after falling asleep at the wheel; marijuana and cocaine were found by the police resulting in another fine for the guitarist. \t1984 - Richard Carpenter married his wife Mary in Downey, California. \t1988 - James Brown was arrested for the fifth time in 12 months, following a car chase near his home, he was charged with assault, resisting arrest and being in charge of illegal weapons, he was given a 6 year jail sentence. \t1999 - "Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" was released in the U.S. It set a new record for opening day sales at 28.5 million. "NATIONAL DAYS" \tNational Cheese Souffle Day \tNational HIV Vaccine Awareness Day \tNational No Dirty Dishes Day \tNational Visit Your Relatives Day Please help us keep our daily "DYRT" (Do You Remember Today") up to date. 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