Do You Remember Today “DYRT” – April 11

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April 11

BORN TODAY

  • Dakota Blue Richards (1994)
  • Lights (1987)
  • Michelle Phan (1987)
  • Joss Stone (1987)
  • Stephanie Pratt (1986)
  • Kelli Garner (1984)
  • Alessandra Ambrosio (1981)
  • Josh Server (1979)
  • Brett Claywell (1978)
  • Ben Gibbard (1976)
  • David Banner (1974)
  • Tricia Helfer (1974)
  • Zöe Lucker (1974)
  • Jennifer Esposito (1973)
  • Balls Mahoney (1972)
  • Johnny Messner (1970)
  • Lisa Stansfield (1966)
  • Vincent Gallo (1961)
  • Jeremy Clarkson (1960)
  • James “JimLauderdale (1957)
  • Bill Irwin (1950)
  • Carl Franklin (1949)
  • Meshach Taylor (1947 – 2014 RIP)
  • Peter Riegert (1947)
  • Louise Lasser (1939)
  • Joel Grey (1932)
  • Johnny Sheffield (1931 – 2010 RIP)
  • Ethel Kennedy (1928)
  • Dorothy Shay (1921 – 1978 RIP)
  • Virginia O’Brien (1919 – 2001 RIP)
  • John Larkin (1912 – 1969 RIP)

DIED TODAY

  • Cathy O’Donnell (July 6, 1923 – April 11, 1970)
  • John O’Hara (January 31, 1905 – April 11, 1970)
  • Kurt Vonnegut (November 11, 1922 – April 11, 2007)
  • Jonathan Winters (November 11, 1925 – April 11, 2013)

MOVIES TODAY

  • 1988 – Cher won the Best Actress Oscar for her role in “Moonstruck.”

MUSIC TODAY

  • 1956 – James Brown debuts on the R&B charts with “Please, Please, Please.”
  • 1961 – Bob Dylan made his professional singing debut in Greenwich Village. He opened for John Lee Hooker at Gerde’s Folk City.
  • 1966 – NBC broadcasted the last episode of “Hullabaloo.” Reruns were aired through August 29.
  • 1966 – Frank Sinatra recorded “Strangers in the Night.”

  • 1966 – Buffalo Springfield debuted at The Troubadour in Hollywood, CA.
  • 1968 – Big Brother & the Holding Company made their national TV debut on ABC’s “Hollywood Palace.”
  • 1970 – Peter Green announced that he would be leaving Fleetwood Mac.
  • 1983 – R.E.M.’s first album “Murmur” was released.

  • 1983 – Metallica fired co-founding member Dave Mustaine.
  • 1990 – Elton John sang at the funeral of AIDS victim Ryan White.
  • 1992 – Lee Greenwood married Kimberly Payne. It was his fourth marriage and her first.
  • 1994 – A Seattle, WA, coroner ruled that Kurt Cobain’s death was a suicide.
  • 1994 – Nirvana’s album “In Utero” was certified double-platinum.
  • 1995 – Peter, Paul and Mary released their 17th album, “LifeLines.”

  • 1997 – Savage Garden released their self-titled debut album.

TV/RADIO TODAY

  • 1972 – The first edition of “I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue” is broadcasted on BBC.
  • 1991 – Ringo Starr was a guest on Fox TV’s “The Simpsons.”

OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS…

  • 1909 – Tel Aviv is founded.
  • 1919 – The International Labor Organization is founded.
  • 1945 – World War II: American forces liberate Buchenwald concentration camp.
  • 1951 – President Truman relieves General of the Army Douglas MacArthur of overall command in Korea.
  • 1968 – President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act of 1968, which prohibits discrimination in sales and rental housing.
  • 1970 – Apollo 13 is launched.
  • 1976 – The Apple I is created.

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