Do You Remember Today (DYRT) – March 24

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 “BORN TODAY”

  • Valentin Chmerkovskiy (1986)
  • Chris Bosh (1984)
  • Nivea (1982)
  • Jack Swagger (1982)
  • Lake Bell (1979)
  • Jessica Chastain (1977)
  • Peyton Manning (1976)
  • Alyson Hannigan (1974)
  • Jim Parsons (1973)
  • Lara Flynn Boyle (1970)
  • Sharon Corr (1970)
  • Jeff Lewis (1970)
  • The Undertaker (1965)
  • Star Jones (1962)
  • Nena (1960)
  • Kelly LeBrock (1960)
  • Robert Carradine (1954)
  • Donna Pescow (1954)
  • Louie Anderson (1953)
  • Tommy Hilfiger (65)
  • Nick Lowe (1949)
  • Lee Oskar (1948)
  • Curtis Hanson (1945) – RIP
  • Bob Mackie (1940)
  • Steve McQueen (1930) – RIP
  • Vanessa Brown (1928) – RIP

“DIED TODAY”

  • Queen Mary, consort of King George V (Born: May 26, 1867/ Died: March 24, 1953)
  • Harold Melvin (Born: June 25, 1939 /Died: March 24, 1997)
  • Richard Widmark (Born: December 26, 1914 / Died: March 24, 2008)
  • Robert Culp (Born: August 16, 1930 / March 24, 2010)
  • Garry Shandling, (Born: November 29, 1949 / Died: March 24, 2016)

    “MOVIES TODAY”

“MUSIC TODAY”

  • 1956 –  Les Baxter had the #1 song with “Poor People Of Paris”.
  • 1962 –  Sam Cooke’s “Twistin’ The Night Away” wrestled the #1 spot on the R&B chart away from Gene Chandler’s “Duke Of Earl”.
  • 1962 –  Connie Francis reached #1 on the Easy Listening chart with “Don’t Break The Heart That Loves You”.
  • 1973 –  Pink Floyd released the album Dark Side of the Moon in the U.K.  They had released the album in the United States on March 17.
  • 1973 –  The O’Jays rode the “Love Train” all the way to #1,
  • 1974 – Charlie Rich was at #1 on the US country album chart with Behind Closed Doors.
  • 1975 –  Chicago released the album Chicago VIII.
  • 1975 –  Grand Funk released the single “Bad Time”.
  • 1979 – Anne Murray registers a #1 country single in Billboard with “I Just Fall In Love Again
  • 1979 –  Poco controlled the Adult Contemporary chart for a third week with “Crazy Love”.
  • 1979 –  Spirits Having Flown by the Bee Gees remained as the top album for a fourth week.
  • 1979 –  The Bee Gees were as hot as nearly anyone has been at any one time in the Rock Era.  The group scored their fifth consecutive #1 song and ninth in the last five years with “Tragedy”.
  • 1980 –  Kenny Rogers & Kim Carnes released the single “Don’t Fall In Love With A Dreamer
  • 1982 –  Iron Maiden released the album The Number of the Beast.
  • 1983 –  Eddy Grant released “Electric Avenue”.
  • 1984 – “Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)” drives Alabama to the top position on the Billboard country singles chart
  • 1984 –  Lionel Richie began a six-week stay at #1 in the U.K. with his great song “Hello”.
  • 1984 –  Christine McVie’s solo hit “Got A Hold On Me” was #1 for the third straight week on the Adult Contemporary chart.
  • 1984 –  Thriller had already broken the Rock Era record set by Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, and this week Michael Jackson added to his total with a 34th week at #1 on the Album chart.
  • 1985 – Ray Charles and Willie Nelson were at #1 on the US country chart with “Seven Spanish Angels”.
  • 1990 –  Sinead O’Connor was on top of the U.K. Album chart with I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got.
    1990 –  Taylor Dayne reached #1 on the AC chart with “Love Will Lead You Back”.
  • 1990 –  Canadian Allanah Myles had the top song with “Black Velvet
  • 1998 – Mercury Records releases the official soundtrack to Disney’s live-action feature Meet The Deedles.
  • 1998 – CMH Records releases Heigh Ho Banjo: Bluegrass Salutes Favorite Disney Songs.
  • 2000 – Toby Keith was at #1 on the US Country chart with “How Do You Like Me Now?!” Taken from his album How Do You Like Me Now?! The song spent five weeks at #1 on the chart and became his first major crossover hit.
  • 2000 – Dixie Chicks fifth studio album Fly was at #1 on the country chart. The album earned 4 Grammy nominations in 2000, and the group won 2: Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal for “Ready to Run” and Best Country Album.

“TV/RADIO TODAY”

  • 1935 – The godfather of all broadcast talent shows, Major Bowes’ Original Amateur Hour, moves from a New York show to national prominence with a new slot on the NBC radio network. In 1952, the show, now hosted by Ted Mack, made it to NBC-TV. It would run on various networks until 1970.

“OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS”

  • 1900 – Work on the New York subway begins on the first section from City Hall to the Bronx, financed by the issue of rapid transit bonds issued by the City of New York and because no company was willing to take the risk of such a large project.
  • 1956 – At Disneyland, the Astro-Jets open for business in Tomorrowland. A forerunner of today’s Astro Orbitor, Astro-Jets will close in 1966.
  • 1958 –  At 6 -35 in the morning, Elvis Presley reports to the offices of Memphis’ Local Draft Board 86, accompanied by his parents and longtime friend Lamar Fike, then is bused with twelve other new recruits to Kennedy Veterans Memorial Hospital. There, he is inducted into the US Army, a Private with serial number 53 310 761. Dozens of photographers and reporters attend. He will serve two years, and get paid $78 a month.
  • 1962 –  Mick Jagger and Keith Richards made their professional live debut, performing onstage as Little Boy Blue & the Blue Boys.
  • 1965 –  Bill Wyman was knocked unconscious by an electrical shock from a microphone stand.  It was the first date of the Rolling Stones anniversary tour in Odense, Denmark.
  • 1965 –  A live broadcast from the Ranger 9 Moon Lander is shown on television as it hurtles to it’s destruction on the moons surface. Ranger 9 was the last of the moon probes sent in which they are deliberately aimed at the surface of the Moon to take as many images as possible before being destroyed on impact and the first fitted with a camera that could create film suitable for use on domestic TV’s.
  • 1966 –  The New York State Assembly passed a bill making it a misdemeanor to sell bootlegs.
  • 1973 –  Lou Reed was bitten on his rear end by a fan during a concert in Buffalo, New York.  The male fan was ejected from the show.
  • 1986 – The Sword in the Stone becomes the fourth “Walt Disney Classic” to be released on video.
  • 1986 – The 58th Academy Awards ceremony, organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), took place on March 24, 1986, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 23 categories honoring films released in 1985.
  • 1986 – At the 58th Academy Awards, Out of Africa won seven Academy Awards and was nominated in a further four categories. The film was awarded the Oscar for Best Picture (Sydney Pollack), Best Director (Sydney Pollack), Best Art Direction (Stephen Grimes, Josie MacAvin), Best Cinematography (David Watkin), Best Adapted Screenplay (Kurt Luedtke), Best Original Score (John Barry) and Best Sound (Chris Jenkins, Gary Alexander, Larry Stensvold, Peter Handford).
  • 1986 – William Hurt was awarded the Oscar for Best Actor for his role as Luis Molina in Kiss of the Spider Woman. The Academy Award for Best Actress went to Geraldine Page for her role as Carrie Watts in the film, The Trip to Bountiful.
  • 1986 – The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor was won by Don Ameche for Cocoon as Arthur Selwyn, while the Best Supporting Actress Award went to Anjelica Huston for Prizzi’s Honor as Maerose Prizzi.
  • 1984 – Olympic Night at Disneyland raises $600,000 to benefit the United States Olympic Team.
  • 1989 -The Exxon Valdez, a 987-foot oil tanker, ran aground on a reef and ripped holes in its hull, spilling crude oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. The Tanker spilled over 200,000 Barrels of Oil or more than 11 million gallons of crude oil leaving a Five Mile Slick making it one of the largest and most devastating environmental disasters at sea.
  • 1998 – Amway Corp. announced that it had agreed to pay $9 million to settle a lawsuit over the company’s use of songs by top artists in videotaped sales pitches.
  • 1998 – Mitchell Johnson ( 13 yrs old ) and Andrew Golden ( 11 Years Old ) shoot and kill four fellow students and a teacher and nine other students and a teacher were wounded in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

 

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