"BORN TODAY" \tHolliday Grainger (1998) \tJesse J (1998) \tKimbra (1990) \tBrenda Song (1988) \tCaroline Winberg (1985) \tFergie (1975) \tNathan Fillion (1971) \tElizabeth Mitchell (1970) \tMariah Carey (1969 or 1970) \tPauley Perrette (1969) \tTalisa Soto (1967) \tDave Koz (1963) \tQuentin Tarantino (1963) \tXuxa (1963) \tVicki Gunvalson (1962) \tMichael York (1942) \tJerry Lacy (1936) \tJulian Glover (1935) "DIED TODAY" \tGertrude Niesen (Born: July 8, 1911 / Died: March 27, 1975) \tDiana Hyland (Born: January 25, 1936 / Died: March 27, 1977) \tMay Allison (Born: June 14, 1890 / Died: March 27, 1989) \tIan Dury (Born: May 12, 1942 / Died: March 27,2000) \tMilton Berle (Born: July 12, 1908 / Died: March 27, 2002) \tDudley Moore (Born: April 19, 1935 / Died: March 27, 2002) \tBilly Wilder (Born: June 22, 1906 / Died: March 27, 2002) "MOVIES TODAY" \t1952 – Singin’ in the Rain \t1981 – Eyes of a Stranger \t1981 – Thief \t1987 – Blind Date \t1992 – The Cutting Edge \t1992 – Ladybugs \t1992 – Ruby \t1992 – White Men Can’t Jump \t1998 – The Newton Boys \t1998 – Ride \t1998 – Meet the Deedles "MUSIC TODAY" \t1945 – Ella Fitzgerald and the Delta Rhythm Boys recorded “It’s Only a Paper Moon.” \t1951 – Frank Sinatra recorded “I’m a Fool to Want You.” \t1958 – CBS records announced the invention of stereophonic records. Although the new format would be playable on ordinary record players, when used on the new stereo players, a new rich and fuller sound would be heard. \t1959 – English pianist Russ Conway was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Side Saddle.’ The only solo instrumentalist to achieve two consecutive No.1 hits. \t1965 – The Supremes landed their fourth #1 song in the U.S. with “Stop! In The Name of Love”. \t1967 – The Young Rascals recorded “Groovin'”. \t1967 – A new British act first appeared on the radio. The Who debuted with their first single ‘I Can’t Explain”. \t1967 – Jefferson Airplane released the single “Somebody To Love”. \t1968 – The Beatles had the #1 song in the U.K. with “Lady Madonna”, their 14th #1 song. \t1971 – Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn share the top spot on the Billboard country singles chart with “After The Fire Is Gone” \t1971 – The youth of the world continued to mourn their dead as Pearl by Janis Joplin was #1 \t1971 – Marvin Gaye took over at #1 on the R&B chart with his classic “What’s Going On”. \t1971 – Ocean had one of the hottest new songs as “Put Your Hand In The Hand” rose from 71 to 37. \t1972 – Elvis Presley recorded “Burning Love”. \t1972 – The ultra-talented 5th Dimension released the single “(Last Night) I Didn’t Get to Sleep at All”. \t1976 – Ketchum, Idaho’s Carole King took over at #1 on the Adult chart with “Only Love Is Real”. \t1976 – The Four Seasons had their 44th career hit but the first #1 song for them in 11 years (since “Rag Doll”) with “December, 1963 (Oh What A Night)”. \t1978 – Olivia Newton-John & John Travolta released the single “You’re the One That I Want”. \t1981 – AC/DC released the album Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap in the United States. It had been a hit in their native Australia five years earlier. \t1981 - John Lennon single "Watching the Wheels" released posthumously in UK \t1982 – Bertie Higgins continued to own the #1 Adult Contemporary song with “Key Largo”. \t1982 – Joan Jett & the Blackhearts had reached #1 and they weren’t letting go with “I Love Rock ‘N Roll”. \t1984 – Bryan Adams went Canada to record ‘Run To You’ for his fourth studio album, Reckless. \t1985 – The Bon Jovi album 7800° Fahrenheit was released in the U.S. \t1989 – Simply Red released their remake of the great song by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”. \t1992 – “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley went over three million in sales. \t1995 – Tupac Shakur’s Me Against the World went #1 on the Album charts. It marked the first time that youth in America had given someone a #1 album that was in jail for sexual assault. \t1997 – The ever-popular Will Smith had the #1 song in the U.S. with “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit’ It”. \t1997 – Will Smith held the US No.1 position with ‘Gettin’ Jiggy With It’. \t1999 – Kenny Chesney starts a six-week stay at the top of the Billboard country chart with “How Forever Feels”. "TV/RADIO TODAY" \t1955 – Steve McQueen makes his network TV debut (Goodyear Playhouse) \t1959 – Disneyland Records recording artist and Mouseketeer Annette Funicello sings “Tall Paul” and “Jo-Jo the Dog Faced Boy” on TV’s American Bandstand. \t1979 – Bruce Springsteen’s first video, “Rosalita” premiered on BBC-TV. \t1983 – Miniseries The Thorn Birds premieres on ABC. \t1983 – Voyagers!: “All Fall Down” airs on NBC. Starring the late Jon-Erik Hexum. On \t1989 – 1st half-black soap opera, “Generations,” premieres on NBC-TV \t1994 – Television movie The Corpse Had a Familiar Face airs. \t1996 – Final episode of Buddies airs. "OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS" \t1952 – The first public announcement of Walt Disney’s plans to build Disneyland are printed in the Burbank Daily Review with the headline: “Walt Disney Make-Believe Land Project Planned Here — $1.5 Million Dreamland To Rise On Site In Burbank.” \t1955 – 9th Tony Awards: Desperate Hours and Pajama Game win. \t1964 – Alaska Earthquake – A massive earthquake Named the “Good Friday Earthquake,” that measured 8.6 on the Richter scale struck Alaska , flattening buildings and triggering a massive tidal wave. \t1966 – On a tour of the U.K., Roy Orbison fell off a motorcycle, fracturing his foot. Orbison had to play the remaining dates while sitting on a stool. \t1971 – Bruce Springsteen & Friendly Enemies opened for the Allman Brothers Band in Asbury Park, New Jersey. Tickets were $4. \t1973 – 45th Academy Awards – “Godfather,” Marlon Brando and Liza Minnelli win Marlon Brando turns down Oscar for best actor in support of Indians. \t1977 – Tenerife airport disaster – 583 die in aviation’s worst disaster caused by a fatal runway collision between two Boeing 747s – KLM Flight 4805 and Pan Am Flight 1736. \t1979 – Eric Clapton married Patti Harrison (ex-wife of George), the woman Clapton had infamously written about in “Layla”, in Arizona. \t1980 – Mount St. Helens Erupts. After a week of small earthquakes below the area, an eruption of Mount St. Helens blasts a mushroom cloud over most of the state of Washington. Just 2 months later St. Helens catastrophically erupted on May 18th, 1980 during which 57 people were killed or never found and huge tracts of forest and homes were destroyed. \t1985 – Billy Dee Williams receives a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame \t1987 – Radon gas caused a serious health threat in Montgomery County. This case was found in several homes, and it was suspected to be the cause of up to 50 deaths every year. \t1998 – The FDA approves the drug Viagra produced by Pfizer for use against impotence in men. \t1999 – The rededication of the E. P. Ripley, Disneyland Railroad’s Steam Engine No. 2 takes place at Disneyland. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF THERE ARE ANY ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS OR OTHER NOSTALGIC THINGS WE MIGHT BE MISSING. THANK YOU FOR HELPING US TO PERFECT OUR DYRT CALENDAR!