"BORN TODAY" \tAllie Gonino (1990) \tAnna Nalick (1986) \tJustin Moore (1984) \tKatie Mixon (1981) \tNorah Jones (1981) \tMili Avital (1974) \tMark Consuelos (1973) \tCeline Dion (1968) \tDonna D’Errico (1968) \tTim Hawkins (1968) \tPiers Morgan (1965) \tTracy Chapman (1964) \tIan Ziering (1964) \tMC Hammer (1962) \tPaul Reiser (1957) \tLene Lovich (1954) \tDavid Ball (1950) \tRobbie Coltrane (1948) \tEric Clapton (1945) \tGraeme Edge (1941) \tWarren Beatty (1937) \tJohn Astin (1930) \tPeter Marshall (1930) \tVincent Van Gogh (1853) "DIED TODAY" \tSelmer Jackson (Born: May 7, 1888 / Died: March 30, 1971) \tHarold Peary (Born: July 25, 1908 / Died: March 30, 1985) \tDort Clark (Born: October 1, 1917 / Died: March 30, 1989) \tRobert J. Shaw (Born: November 11, 1917 / Died: March 30, 1996) \tThe Queen Mother of England (Born: August 4,1900 / Died: March 30,2002) \tMichael Jeter (Born: August 26, 1952 / Died: March 30, 2003) \tTimi Yuro (Born: August 4, 1940 / Died: March 30, 2004) "MOVIES TODAY" \t1945 – Disney’s Donald Duck short The Eyes Have It \t1984 – Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes \t1984 – Romancing the Stone \t1988 – Beetlejuice \t1990 – Opportunity Knocks \t1990 – Side Out \t1990 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles \t1994 – Jimmy Hollywood \t1994 – Thumbelina \t 1994 – Major League II "MUSIC TODAY" \t1957 – Buddy Knox became the first rock artist to write his own #1 song as “Party Doll” topped the charts. \t1958 – Little Richard had his final US Top 10 hit with “Good Golly Miss Molly”. The song was from his last recording sessions for Specialty Records, after which he recorded a series of Gospel songs. \t1963 – 16 year old Lesley Gore records her breakthrough hit, “It’s My Party”. Producer Quincy Jones hurried Gore into the studio when he found out that Phil Spector was going to cut the song with The Crystals. \t1963 – Skeeter Davis prevailed on the Easy Listening chart for a third week with “The End Of The World”. \t1963 – The Chiffons climbed to #1 with “He’s So Fine”, which would go on to lead all songs for four weeks. \t1966 - Barbra Streisand's special, Color Me Barbra aired on CBS tv \t1968 - The Yardbirds performed and recorded "Live Yardbirds" at the Anderson Theater. \t1968 – “Lady Madonna” hit #1 in the U.K. \t1968 – “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” by Otis Redding was #1 on the R&B chart for a third week. \t1968 – Paul Mauriat had the #1 Adult song for the seventh week, the great instrumental “Love Is Blue”. \t1969 – After having two giant hits with “The Letter” (#1) and “Cry Like A Baby” (#2), The Box Tops’ “Sweet Cream Ladies” tops out at #28 on the Billboard Hot 100. \t1970 – Chicago released the single “Make Me Smile”. \t1971 – Six months after his death, Jimi Hendrix’s album, “The Cry of Love” is certified Gold. 1974 - The Ramones performed in front of an audience for the first time. \t1974 – Tanya Tucker hits #1 in Billboard with “Would Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone),” written by David Allan Coe \t1974 – One of John Denver’s greatest songs, “Sunshine On My Shoulders”, took over at #1 but Blue Swede was right on his tail with “Hooked On A Feeling”. \t1974 – John Denver’s Greatest Hits reached #1 on the Album chart. \t1975 - Jeff Beck released his solo album "Blow by Blow" in the U.S. \t1976 – The collaborative album “Wanted – The Outlaws”–featuring Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Tompall Glaser and Jessi Colter–is certified gold \t1976 - In London, the Sex Pistols played their first show at The 100 Club. \t1985 – “Nightshift” by the Commodores was once again #1 on the R&B chart. \t1985 – Phil Collins set up camp at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “One More Night”. \t1985 – Phil Collins had the new #1 song with “One More Night” \t1985 – No Jacket Required by Phil Collins reached #1 on the Album chart just four weeks after its release. \t1989 – Gladys Knight performed without the Pips at Bally’s Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. \t1991 – Chesney Hawkes began a five-week on at #1 on the U.K. charts with “The One And Only”. \t1991 – The Eurythmics hit #1 on the U.K. Album chart with their Greatest Hits album. \t1991 – Gloria Estefan’s comeback song after a serious car crash, “Coming Out Of The Dark”, reached #1. \t1991 – Wilson Phillips reached #1 on the AC chart with “You’re In Love”. \t1992 – The soundtrack to Wayne’s World was the number 1 album in the US. It featured the return to the charts of Queen’s, “Bohemian Rhapsody”, actually making the song a bigger hit the second time around. \t1994 – Pink Floyd released the album The Division Bell. \t1996 – The Beatles had the #1 album in the U.K. with Anthology 2. "TV/RADIO TODAY" \t1964 – “Jeopardy” debuted on NBC-TV. \t1966 – The Barbra Streisand special Color Me Barbra aired on CBS-TV. \t1970 – “Another World – Somerset” debuted on NBC-TV. \t1988 – The Soul Train Music Awards were at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. The show was broadcast live in select cities and aired later in other areas. Dionne Warwick hosted. \t1992 – CBS TV premieres overnight news program “Up To The Minute”. "OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS" \t1867 – The United States government purchases Alaska. The purchase of Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million meant the US was paying roughly two cents per acre of land. \t1909 – The Queensboro Bridge also known as the 59th Street Bridge, linking the New York boroughs of Manhattan and Queens, opened. \t1939 – The comic book “Detective Comics #27” appeared on newstands. This comic introduced Batman. \t1981 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan was shot and wounded in Washington, DC, by John W. Hinckley Jr. Two police officers and Press Secretary James Brady were also wounded. The attacker John Hinckley, the son of an affluent oil industry executive, was charged with trying to assassinate the president and in the following June, Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity and was committed to hospital. \t1982 – The space shuttle Columbia completed its third and its longest test flight after 8 days in space. \t1987 – The 1986 Oscars are handed out at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Paul Newman wins Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in Touchstone Pictures’ The Color of Money. Marlee Matlin wins Best Actress for her role in Children of a Lesser God. \t1987 – An anonymous foreign buyer purchased Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpiece ‘Sunflowers’ for nearly $36.3 million. \t1992 – Time magazine puts Garth Brooks on the cover, calling him a “jumping-jack-flash performer who can bring 40-year-olds to tears with existential hymns about accepting life’s compromises” on the pages inside. Presumably a good thing \t1992 – The 64th Academy Awards – The Silence of the Lambs won five awards including Best Picture, Best Director (Jonathan Demme), Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins) and Best Actress (Jodie Foster). \t1993 – In the Peanuts comic strip, Charlie Brown hit his first home run. \t1998 – Rolls-Royce was purchased by BMW in a $570 million deal. \t1999 – A jury in Portland, Oregon, in a landmark case ordered Philip Morris to pay $81 million to the family of a man who died of lung cancer after smoking Marlboros for four decades. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF WE ARE MISSING ANYTHING, HAVE ANY CORRECTIONS THAT NEED TO BE MADE. WE APPRECIATE YOUR ASSISTANCE ON MAKING 'DYRT' AS UP TO DATE AND CONCISE AS WE POSSIBLY CAN!