Do You Remember Today “DYRT” – April 10

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April 10

BORN TODAY

  • Daisy Ridley (1992)
  • AJ Michalka (1991)
  • Alex Pettyfer (1990)
  • Haley Joel Osment (1988)
  • Shay Mitchell (1987)
  • Hayley Westenra (1987)
  • Barkhad Abdi (1985)
  • Mandy Moore (1984)
  • Jamie Chung (1983)
  • Ryan Merriman (1983)
  • Chyler Leigh (1982)
  • Laura Bell Bundy (1981)
  • Liz McClarnon (1981)
  • Michael Pitt (1981)
  • Charlie Hunnam (1980)
  • Sean Avery (1980)
  • Sophie Ellis-Bextor (1979)
  • Q-Tip (1970)
  • Orlando Jones (1968)
  • Jeb Adams (1961)
  • Brian Setzer (1959)
  • Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds (1958)
  • Steven Gustafson (1957)
  • Peter MacNicol (1954)
  • Terry Roche (1953)
  • Steven Seagal (1952)
  • John Madden (1936)
  • Max Von Sydow (1929)
  • Harry Morgan (1915) – (RIP 2011)

DIED TODAY

  • Chuck Willis (January 31, 1928 – April 10, 1958)
  • Linda Darnell (October 16, 1923 – April 10, 1965)
  • Marjorie Main (February 24, 1890 – April 10, 1975)
  • Sam Kinison (December 8, 1953 – April 10, 1992)
  • Peter Geoffrey Francis Jones (12 June 1920 – 10 April 2000)
  • “Litte Eva” Narcissus Boyd (June 29, 1943 – April 10, 2003)
  • Dixie Carter (May 25, 1939 – April 10, 2010)

MOVIES TODAY

  • 1953 – Warner Brothers premieres the first 3-D film in history, the House of Wax.

  • 1967 – Belle Du Jour is a film about a young housewife Séverine Serizy (Catherine Deneuve) who cannot reconcile her fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre (Jean Sorel).
  • 1981 – Knightriders is a drama film starring Ed Harris and Ken Foree. The plot centers around a medieval reenactment group that has a difficult time keeping their group together.
  • 1981 – The Howling is a horror film directed by Joe Dante. The film follows a television newswoman sent to a remote mountain resort after a fatal incident with a serial killer, unaware that the inhabiting residents are werewolves.

  • 1981 – Excalibur is a dramatic sword and sorcery film directed by John Boorman that retells the legend of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table.

MUSIC TODAY

  • 1956 – Nat King Cole was beaten up by a group of racial segregationists in Birmingham, AL.
  • 1957 – Ricky Nelson sang for first time on TV’s “Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” He performed the song “I’m Walking.”
  • 1958 – Bobby Darin recorded “Splish Splash.”

  • 1967 – The song “Somethin’ Stupid” became the first father-daughter song to hit No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart. The song was performed by Nancy and Frank Sinatra.
  • 1971 – John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country Roads” hit the charts. It was his first appearance on the charts.
  • 1972 – Isaac Hayes won an Oscar for the Best Music, Original Song award for the song “Shaft”.

  • 1977 – David Soul’s “Don’t Give Up on Us” was the No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit.
  • 1978 – Cher appeared on the cover of “People” with her boyfriend Gene Simmons.

  • 1982 – Iron Maiden’s “The Number of the Beast” was #1 on the British albums chart.

TV/RADIO TODAY

  • 1954 – KRGV TV channel (ABC) in Texas begins broadcasting
  • 1956 – Philips broadcasts the 1st TV color Dutch programs
  • 1967 – 39th Academy Awards are hosted.

OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS…

  • 1941 – Ford Motor Co. became the last major automaker to recognize the United Auto Workers as the representative for its workers.
  • 1960 – The U.S. Senate passed the Civil Rights Bill.
  • 1961 – Gary Player of South Africa became the first foreign golfer to win the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Georgia.
  • 1963 – 129 people died when the nuclear-powered submarine USS Thresher failed to surface off Cape Cod, MA.
  • 1967 – The 13-day strike by the American Federation of Radio-TV Artists ended.
  • 1972 – The U.S. joined with 70 other nations in signing an agreement banning biological warfare.
  • 1984 – The U.S. Senate condemned the CIA mining of Nicaraguan harbors.
  • 1988 – On Wall Street, the largest transaction happened when 48 million shares of Navistar International stock changed hands in a single-block trade.

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