“Born Today” \tChace Crawford (30) \tRyan Cabrera (33) \tPriyanka Chopra (33) \tMichiel Huisman (34) \tKristen Bell (35) \tKelly Reilly (38) \tElsa Pataky (39) \tM.I.A. (40) \tGrant Bowler (47) \tVin Diesel (48) \tJim Bob Duggar (50) \tWendy Williams (51) \tElizabeth McGovern (54) \tAudrey Landers (59) \tMargo Martindale (64) \tRichard Branson (65) \tMartha Reeves (74) \tJames Brolin (76)(Featured Above) \tPaul Verhoeven (77) \tDick Button (86) \tNelson Mandela (RIP) \tHunter S. Thompson (RIP) \tRed Skelton (RIP) “Died Today” \tJane Austen (Born: December 16, 1775 / Died: July 18, 1817) \tMachine Gun Kelly (Born: July 18, 1895 / Died: July 18, 1954) “Movies” Click on the movie title to watch it’s trailer. \t1980 - Cheech & Chong's Next Movie \t1980 - Honeysuckle Rose \t1980 - The Little Dragons \t1986 - Aliens \t1986 - Vamp \t1990 - Arachnophobia \t1997 - The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain \t1997 - Nothing to Lose \t1997 - George of the Jungle “Music” \t1953 - Truck driver Elvis Presley made his first ever recording when he paid $3.98 at the Memphis recording service singing two songs, 'My Happiness' and 'That's When Your Heartaches Begin'. The so-called vanity disc, was a gift for his mother. It would surface 37 years later as part of an RCA compilation called 'Elvis - the Great Performances'. \t1960 - Hank Ballard and the Midnighters released "The Twist." The song didn't become a hit until later in the year when Chubby Checker covered it. \t1960 - Brenda Lee went to No.1 on the US singles chart with 'I'm Sorry' it made No.12 in the UK. https://youtu.be/eK_z4eJiS6k \t1960 - Elvis Presley's "It's Now Or Never" was released. \t1964 - The Four Seasons started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Rag Doll', the group's fourth No.1 and a No.2 hit on the UK chart \t1964, The Rolling Stones appeared on the US chart for the first time when their cover of Buddy Holly's 'Not Fade Away' peaked at No.48. \t1964 - Getz & Gilberto had the #1 Easy Listening hit "The Girl From Ipanema". https://youtu.be/_1uEy-n4IsU \t1964 - "Rag Doll" by the 4 Seasons was the #1 song, \t1966 - The Beach Boys released the single "Wouldn't It Be Nice". \t1968 - Working at Abbey Road studios The Beatles recorded 'Cry Baby Cry' and 'Helter Skelter'. One take of 'Helter Skelter' lasted 27' 11'', the longest Beatle recording ever. \t1969 - The Doors released the album The Soft Parade. \t1970 - Anne Murray debuted on the chart with her first single "Snowbird". \t1970 - The Jackson 5 had the #1 R&B hit for a fifth week with "The Love You Save" https://youtu.be/k4BwSIYPhUo \t1970 - "Close To You" by the Carpenters was #1 for a second week on the Adult chart. \t1973 - Bruce Springsteen played the first of four nights at Max's Kansas City in New York City, New York, supported by Bob Marley and The Wailers who were on their first ever North American tour. \t1974 - The US Justice Department ordered John Lennon out of the country by September 10th. The Immigration and Naturalization Service denied him an extension of his non-immigrant visa because of his guilty plea in England to a 1968 marijuana possession charge.. \t1978 - Def Leppard made their live debut at Westfield School, Sheffield, England in front of 150 students. \t1980 - Billy Joel held the top position of both the US albums and singles charts. His album Glass Houses contained his first and biggest No.1 hit, 'It's Still Rock 'n' Roll to Me.' https://youtu.be/5eAQa4MOGkE \t1981 - Kim Carnes made it nine weeks at #1 with one of The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era*, "Bette Davis Eyes". \t1984 - Prince released the second 45 from Purple Rain--"Let's Go Crazy". \t1987 - Whitney Houston made it three weeks in a row at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me). \t1988 - The Beach Boys single "Kokomo" was released. \t1991 - The first night of the 'Lollapalooza' tour at The Compton Terrace, Phoenix, featuring, Living Colour, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Jane's Addiction, Nine Inch Nails, Henry Rollins Band and The Butthole Surfers. \t1992 - Jon Secada debuted in the Top 10 with "Just Another Day" from his great first album. \t1995 - Selena's "Dreaming of You" was posthumously released. https://youtu.be/VRU2qs82DAg \t1998 - The Beastie Boys went to No.1 on the UK album chart with 'Hello Nasty', only the second rap album to make No.1 in the UK, the first being Wu-Tang Clan. “TV/Radio" \t1936 - "The Columbia Workshop" debuted on CBS radio. \t2000 - It was announced that Christopher Reeve would direct and serve as executive producer on the TV movie "Rescuing Jeffrey." “Other Important Events…” \t1914 - Six planes of the U.S. Army helped to form an aviation division called the Signal Corps. \t1927 - Ty Cobb set a major league baseball record by getting his 4,000th career hit. He hit 4,191 before he retired in 1928. \t1932 - The U.S. and Canada signed a treaty to develop the St. Lawrence Seaway. \t1936 - The first Oscar Meyer Wienermobile rolled out of General Body Company’s factory in Chicago, IL. blog.hemmings.com \t1947 - U.S. President Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act, which placed the Speaker of the House and the Senate President Pro Tempore next in the line of succession after the vice president. \t1964 - Pete Rose (Cincinnati Reds) hit the only grand slam home run of his career. \t1970 - Ron Hunt (San Francisco Giants) was hit by a pitch for the 119th time in his career. \t1972 - Members from Sly and the Family Stone were arrested after police found two pounds of marijuana in the group's motor home. \t1974 - The U.S. Justice Department ordered John Lennon out of the country by September 10. The Immigration and Naturalization Service denied him an extension of his non-immigrant visa because of his guilty plea in England to a 1968 marijuana possession charge. npr.org \t1988 - Ike Turner was sentenced in Santa Monica, California to one year in jail for possessing and transporting cocaine. Police had stopped Turner, former husband of Tina Turner, in August 1987 for driving erratically and found about six grams of rock cocaine in his car. \t1992 - Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown were married.