"BORN TODAY" \tKerli (30) \tStephen Colletti (31) \tJames Deen (31) \tTina Majorino (32) \tDeborah Ann Woll (32) \tAshton Kutcher (39) \tKelly Choi (41) \tEssence Atkins (45) \tMarlo Hampton (45) \tRobyn Lively (45) \tJason Gedrick (52) \tChris Rock (52) \tGarth Brooks (55) \tDavid Bryan (55) \tEddie Izzard (55) \tGraham McTavish (57) \tJames Spader (57) \tEmo Philips (61) \tDieter Bohlen (62) \tWayne Anthony Allwine (RIP) \tLaura Ingalls Wilder (RIP) \tCharles Dickens (RIP) "DIED TODAY" \tMatt Monroe (Born: December 1, 1930/ Died: February 7, 1985) "MOVIES TODAY" \t1940 - Pinocchio \t1967 - Tobruk \t1968 - Sol Madrid \t1974 - Blazing Saddles \t1986 - F/X \t1986 - Hannah and Her Sisters \t1992 - Final Analysis \t1992 - Medicine Man (originally titled The Stand) \t1997 - Dante's Peak \t1997 - The Beautician and the Beast "MUSIC TODAY" \t1959 - The funeral for Buddy Holly was held at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas. Over 1,000 mourners attended. \t1959 - Richie Valens was laid to rest at the San Fernando Mission cemetery in San Fernando, California. \t1959 - Lloyd Price moved to #1 with "Stagger Lee" \t1961 - Elvis Presley released the single "Surrender". \t1963 - Paul & Paula had the new #1 song with "Hey Paula". \t1966 - The Beach Boys' album Summer Days is certified gold \t1970 - Shocking Blue's Venus hits #1. \t1970 - Dionne Warwick attained the #1 song on the Adult chart with "I'll Never Fall In Love Again". \t1970 - The Sly & the Family Stone song "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" was #1 on the R&B chart. \t1970 - Johnny Cash's album Hello, I'm Johnny Cash is certified gold \t1974 - Barry White's "Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up" and his album Stone Gon' are certified gold \t1974 - The Love Unlimited Orchestra's "Love's Theme" and their album Under the Influence of Love Unlimited are certified gold \t1975 - Linda Ronstadt's "You're No Good" hits #1 \t1976 - Paul Simon's Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover hits #1. \t1976 - Neil Sedaka had the new #1 adult song with "Breaking Up Is Hard To Do". \t1976 - Bob Dylan's album Desire hits #1 \t1981 - ABBA took over at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with their great song "The Winner Takes It All". \t1981 - There's nothing like your first #1 song and on this date Kool & the Gang was so awarded with "Celebration". \t1984 - Michael Jackson was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records on this day as the album ‘Thriller’ passed 25 million copies. \t1985 - Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" becomes the official anthem of New York City. \t1987 - "Ballerina Girl" by Lionel Richie was the new #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart. \t1987 - Madonna scored her fifth #1 with "Open Your Heart", knocking off "At This Moment" by Billy Vera & the Beaters. From behind, came the fast-charging Bon Jovi with "Livin' On A Prayer". \t1993 - Carmen Electra's self-titled debut album was released. \t1994 - Dr. Dre won the Best Artist, Rap/Hip Hop award on this day at the American Music Awards twenty-first annual ceremonies in Los Angeles. "TV/RADIO TODAY" \t1956 - Folk singers Archer and Gile appear on the ABC-TV series Mickey Mouse Club. Today is Guest Star Day. \t1969 - Tom Jones' UK variety show This Is Tom Jones premieres on ABC after the network pays out over $20 million for the rights. \t1965 - Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color premieres episode 3 of a 3-part mini-series titled "The Adventures of Gallegher." \t1980 - AC/DC appear on Top of the Pops, where they perform A Touch Too Much. It would be lead singer Bon Scott's last appearance with the band. \t1981 - ABC begins airing the first installment of the mini-series Elvis and Me, based on ex-wife Priscilla Presley's book of the same name. "OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS..." \t1964 - Thanks to media coverage and a publicity campaign by Capitol Records, thousands of screaming fans greet The Beatles when their plane lands in New York at 1:20 pm. The scenes become iconic images of Beatlemania. \t1986- Debi Thomas won the senior women’s title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on this day and became the first African-American to win a non-novice title. Thomas competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, winning the bronze and becoming the first African American to win a medal in any Winter Olympic sport. \t1994 - The 21st Annual American Music Awards were held on this day and Whitney Houston was the big winner of the night, taking home eight awards. \t1997 - Sarah McLachlan marries her drummer, Ashwin Sood, in Negril, Jamaica. \t2001 - Die-hard Disney fans begin to line up at 5 p.m. Wednesday, 15 hours before the 8 a.m. Thursday opening of Disney's California Adventure.