"BORN TODAY" \tRyan Cooley 1988 - Actor - The Next Generation \tMatt Long 1980 - Actor (Ghost Rider) \tJack Johnson 1975 - American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, record producer, documentary filmmaker and a former professional surfer. \tSandra 1962 - Pop Singer \tTerry Zwigoff 1949 - Filmaker \tSpencer Breslin 1992 - Actor, musician \tAllen Leech 1981 - Actor ("Downton Abbey") \tDarryl Allen 1980 - Musician (Mista) \tJack Johnson 1975 - Singer \tSpecial Ed (Edward Archer) 1974 - Musician \tTina Fey 1970 - Actress, comedian ("30 Rock," "Saturday Night Live") \tMartika 1969 - Singer \tPage Hamilton 1960 - Musician, singer (Helmet) \tToyah Willcox 1958 - Singer, actress \tMichael Cretu 1957 - Musician (Enigma) \tChow Yun-Fat 1955 - Actor \tWreckless Eric 1954 - Musician \tButch Tavares 1953 - Musician (Tavares) \tGeorge Strait 1952 - Country musician \tJames Stephens 1951 - Actor \tRick Wakeman 1949 - Musician (Yes) \tCandice Azzara 1949 - Actress \tDave Atkins 1949 - Musician, producer \tJoe Bonsall 1948 - Musician (The Oak Ridge Boys) \tAlbert Hammond 1944 - Singer, songwriter \tRodney Dillard 1942 - Musician (The Dillards) \tMiriam Margolyes 1941 - Actress \tDwayne Hickman 1934 - Actor \tRobert Morse 1931 - Actor ("Mad Men," "How to Succeed in Business ...") \tPernell Roberts 1930 - Actor ("Bonanza," "Trapper John, M.D.") \tMarquita Rivera 1922 - Actress, singer, dancer, known as the "Queen of Latin Rhythm" \tBill Macy 1922 - Television and stage actor \tPope John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyla) 1920 - (RIP) Margot Fonteyn (Dame Margot Fonteyn de Arias) 1919 - Ballerina \tPierre Balmain 1914 - Fashion designer \tPerry Como 1912 (RIP) - Singer, television personality Big Joe Turner 1911 - Singer, musician \tFrank Capra 1897 - Film director ("It's a Wonderful Life") Click "Next" See more Nostalgic news "DIED TODAY" \tElizabeth Montgomery (Born: April 15, 1933 / Died: May 18, 1995) (Featured Above) \tSteve Forrest (born: September 29, 1925 / Died: May 18, 2013) \tJerry Vale (Born: July 8, 1930 / Died: May 18, 2014) "MOVIES TODAY" Click on the movie title to watch it’s trailer. \t1978 - The Buddy Holly Story \t1983 - Moon in the Gutter \t1990 - Cadillac Man \t1990 - Bird on a Wire Check out the Music News on the NEXT page "MUSIC TODAY" \t1959 - This artist changed the name at the suggestion of Dick Clark's wife Bobbie because he resembled a teenage Fats Domino. He scored 35 hits over three decades, but on this date, Chubby Checker debuted on the chart for the first time with "The Class \t1959 - Wilbert Harrison rose from 6 to 1 with "Kansas City". \t1964 - A riot broke out in Hamilton, Scotland during a Rolling Stones UK tour when over 4,000 fans with forged tickets gate-crashed the bands gig at the Chantingall Hotel. \t1966 - The Hollies recorded "Bus Stop" at EMI Studios in London. \t1966 - The Castilles, featuring Bruce Springsteen on lead vocals, recorded a couple of tracks at Mr. Music in Brick Town, New Jersey \t1967 - John Lennon and Paul McCartney sang backing vocals on The Rolling Stones track 'We Love You' during a session at Olympic Studios, London. https://youtu.be/klTw94kTstg More music news on next page \t1967 - The Beatles were selected to represent the UK for the first-ever global-wide satellite broadcast. The group agreed to be shown in the studio recording a song written especially for the occasion, scheduled for June 25. John Lennon wrote ‘All You Need is Love’ which was thought to sum up the 1967 'summer of love' and The Beatles' sympathies. \t1967 - Pink Floyd started recording their forthcoming single 'See Emily Play' at Sound Techniques Studos, Chelsea, London. \t1967 - Paul McCartney and John Lennon sang backing vocals on the Rolling Stones song "We Love You" during a recording session in London. \t1968 - Jefferson Airplane, the Steve Miller Band, the Youngbloods, and the Grateful Dead performed at the Northern California Rock Festival at the Santa Clara Fairgrounds in Santa Clara. \t1968 - Tiny Tim's "Tiptoe through the Tulips" was released. It was originally a number one hit for Nick Lucas in 1929. \t1968 - The first Miami Pop event took place with an estimated 100,000 people attending the concert, which was promoted by Richard O'Barry & Michael Lang (later famous as the promoter of Woodstock). Bands featured at the festival included Steppenwolf, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Mothers of Invention, Blue Cheer, Chuck Berry, The Blues Image, Pacific Gas and Electric, Three Dog Night and the Crazy World of Arthur Brown. \t1974 - Ray Stevens started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the novelty song 'The Streak' which capitalized on the then popular craze of streaking. Also No.1 in the UK. https://youtu.be/XtzoUu7w-YM See more on the NEXT page \t1975 - Five times married US country singer, Tammy Wynette was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Stand By Your Man.' Originally released as a single in 1968 in the USA. \t1980 - Peter Criss officially left KISS to begin a solo career \t1981 - Diana Ross left Motown Records, signing with RCA Records for $20 million, the largest recording contract at that time. \t1985 - Kool and the Gang collected their eighth #1 on the R&B chart with "Fresh". \t1985 - Phil Collins moved into the #1 spot on the Album chart with No Jacket Required. \t1985 - Simple Minds were at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Don't You Forget About Me', (a No. 7 hit in the UK). The track was featured in the 1985 American teen drama film The Breakfast Club. \t1988 - Fleetwood Mac played the first of six sold out nights at Wembley Arena, London on their 'The Tango In The Night' Tour. \t1991 - Amy Grant remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart for a third week with "Baby Baby". https://youtu.be/vMXuuYnoRdI Music news continued... \t1991 - Hi-Five moved to #1 with "I Like he Way (The Kissing Game)". \t1993 - KISS released the album "Alive III." \t1993 - Sister Lovers, 18 Wheeler, Boyfriend and Oasis appeared at King Tuts in Glasgow, Scotland. Creation Records boss Alan McGee who was in the audience declared after seeing Oasis, He signed Oasis to his Creation label. \t1997 - Blur won pop music's equivalent of the FA Cup, the Music Industry Soccer Six. \t1999 - The Backstreet Boys released their third album "Millennium." Want to see what happened in TV and RADIO? Continued... "TV/RADIO TODAY" \t1963 - 20-year-old Jackie DeShannon appeared on The Jackie Gleason Show on CBS-TV, in DeShannon's U.S. television debut. \t1966 - During his 1966 world tour, Bob Dylan and Robbie Robertson from The Band were filmed singing several songs in a hotel room in Glasgow, Scotland, the film was originally commissioned for the ABC television series Stage '66, but after Dylan edited the film himself ABC rejected it as 'incomprehensible for a mainstream audience'. \t2002 - CBS-TV showed the Barry Manilow special Ultimate Manilow. Important Nostalgic Events on NEXT page "OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS..." \t1980 - Joy Division singer and guitarist Ian Curtis hanged himself in the kitchen of his house in Macclesfield, England at the age of 23 \t1897 - A public reading of Bram Stoker's new novel, "Dracula, or, The Un-dead," was performed in London. photo: wikipedia.com \t1942 - New York ended night baseball games for the duration of World War II. \t1951 - The United Nations moved its headquarters to New York City. \t1974 - India became the sixth nation to explode an atomic bomb. \t1980 - Mt. Saint Helens erupted in Washington state. 57 people were killed and 3 billion in damage was done. \t1988 - Ike Turner was sentenced to a year in jail for possession and transportation of cocaine. \t2000 - Madonna's boyfriend Guy Ritchie was arrested after attacking a fan outside the superstar's London home. Ritchie was said to have kicked and punched a male fan after the couple returned home from a night out. 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