Do You Remember Today (DYRT) – March 29

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“BORN TODAY”

  • Megan Hilty (1981)
  • Chris D’Elia (1980)
  • Jennifer Capriati (1976)
  • Brandi Love (1973)
  • James Atkin (1969)
  • Lucy Lawless (1968)
  • Michel Hazanavicius (1967)
  • John Popper (1967)
  • Jill Goodacre (1964)
  • Elle Macpherson (1964)
  • Amy Sedaris (1961)
  • Michael Winterbottom (1961)
  • Perry Farrell (1959)
  • Christopher Lambert (1957)
  • Christopher Lawford (1955)
  • Brendan Gleeson (1955)
  • Dianne Kay (1955)
  • Marina Sirtis (1955)
  • Michael Brecker (1949)
  • Bud Cort (1948)
  • Bobby Kimball (1947)
  • Bruce Weber (1946)
  • Walt “Clyde” Frazier (1945)
  • Eric Idle (1943)
  • Scott Wilson (1942)
  • Sam Walton (1918) RIP

“DIED TODAY”

  • Jeanine Deckers (Born: October 17, 1933 / Died: March 29, 1985)
  • Joe Williams (Born: December 12, 1918 /Died: March 29, 1999)
  • John Lewis ( Born: May 3, 1920 / Died: March 29, 2001)
  • Andy Hallett (Born: August 4, 1975 / Died: March 29, 2009)

“MOVIES TODAY”

“MUSIC TODAY”

  • 1962 – Gene Chandler received a gold record for “Duke of Earl.”
  • 1963 –  The Shadows had their fifth #1 in the U.K. with “Foot Tapper”.
  • 1969 –  “Galveston” by Glen Campbell set the pace on the Adult chart.
  • 1969 –  Blood, Sweat & Tears soared to the top of the U.S. Album chart with their phenomenal debut album.
  • 1975 –  Jeff Beck released his first solo album Blow By Blow.
  • 1975 –  Patti Labelle topped the U.S. Singles chart with “Lady Marmalade”.
  • 1975 –  Led Zeppelin placed all six albums on the U.S. Album chart simultaneously.  No other act has ever matched that feat. Physical Graffiti was #1.
  • 1975 – Linda Ronstadt was at #1 on the Country music charts with her fifth solo album Heart Like a Wheel. Ronstadt won her first of a record 11 Grammy Awards in early 1976 for Best Country Vocal Performance Female for “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You)”, from the album.
  • 1976 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit – Johnnie Taylor’s “Disco Lady
  • 1980 –  It had been nearly ten years since he had a hit, but Tommy James had the new #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Three Times In Love”.
  • 1980 – Conway Twitty nets a #1 country single in Billboard with “I’d Love To Lay You Down”.
  • 1980 –  Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd spent its 303rd week on the Album chart to finally topple Tapestry, the masterpiece by Stanley, Idaho’s Carole King, which had held the record for nearly a decade.  The Floyd went on to obliterate the record, staying on the charts from 1973-1988, an unbelievable 741 weeks.  With several re-entries onto the chart, the count as of late last year was 889 weeks for Dark Side.
  • 1981 – Dolly Parton was at #1 on the country chart with 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs, her 23rd solo studio release. A concept album about working, the album was centered around Parton’s hit “9 to 5”, which served as the theme song to the film of the same name.
  • 1982  – Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney release “Ebony And Ivory.”
  • 1986 –  Falco moved to #1 with “Rock Me Amadeus”. Heart’s “These Dreams” edged down while “Secret Lovers” by Atlantic Starr was third.
  • 1986 –  Whitney Houston had the top album for the fourth straight week, as the album passed the 52-week mark of release.
  • 1986 – Cliff Richard and The Young Ones were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Living Doll.’ In aid of Comic Relief, a re-recording of his 1959 No.1, with the cast of the TV show ‘The Young Ones’.
  • 1997 – Reba McEntire’s “How Was I To Know” reaches #1 on the Billboard country chart
  • 2000 – Faith Hill released “The Way You Love Me” the second single off her 1999 album Breathe, which was also her second #1 country single and her 8th #1 country single overall.

“TV/RADIO TODAY”

  • 1954 – The ABC-Paramount board approves a deal with Walt Disney. In exchange for Walt Disney’s commitment to produce a weekly television series, ABC-Paramount will contribute $500,000 to Disneyland, guarantee $4.5 million in loans, and become a 34 percent owner in Disneyland, Inc. (The actual contract won’t be signed until April 2.)
  • 1962 – Jack Paar made his final appearance on the “Tonight” show.
  • 1968 – Glen Campbell was named as the guest host of the Smothers Brothers’ Summer Replacement Variety Hour on CBS-TV.
  • 1970 –  Ed Sullivan debuted a series of live broadcasts in which music stars sang for servicemen in VA hospitals during the Vietnam War.  Bobby Gentry and Gladys Knight & the Pips appeared on the first show, televised on CBS.
  • 1982 – The soap opera “Search for Tomorrow” changed from CBS to NBC

“OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS”

  • 1943 – The rationing of meat, cheese, butter and cooking oils goes into effect when Americans are given ration books allowing the purchase of a certain amount of meat, cheese, butter and cooking oils each month. This followed earlier rationing of Gasoline.
  • 1950 – A note is sent to police in New York warning of a bomb planted at Grand Central Station in New York City, the bomb squad do manage to diffuse the bomb. The Mad Bomber had been targeting New York since 1940 taking a break during World War II and left a total of at least 33 bombs, of which 22 exploded until he was caught.
  • 1952 – At the 24th Academy Awards – A Streetcar Named Desire won four Oscars, including three of the acting awards, excluding Marlon Brando, whose performance as Stanley Kowalski was later considered one of the most influential of modern film acting. Humphrey Bogart was the last man to ever win a leading role Oscar who was born in the 19th century.
  • 1961 – The 23rd amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. The amendment allowed residents of Washington, DC, to vote for president.
  • 1961 –  Governor Ernest Vandiver of Georgia declared it “Brenda Lee Day”.
  • 1970 –  John Lennon and Yoko Ono announced that Yoko was pregnant with the couple’s first child.  Ono was pregnant in 1968, but had a miscarriage.
  • 1971 – Charles Manson and three of his followers receive the death penalty for the 1969 murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others. 1973 – The last U.S. troops left South Vietnam.
  • 1973 –  After Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show wrote a song about not appearing on “The Cover of the Rolling Stone”, they appeared on the cover of The Rolling Stone.
  • 1978  – Tina Turner is officially divorced from husband Ike. She takes nothing from the partnership, but revives her career with a startling comeback in the early ’80s.
  • 1987 – Hulk Hogan took 11 minutes, 43 seconds to pin Andre the Giant in front of 93,136 at Wrestlemania III fans at the Silverdome in Pontiac, MI.
  • 1989 –  Carly Simon won the Oscar at the Academy Awards at the Shrine Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles for Best Original Song for “Let The River Run” from Working Girl.
  • 1992 – Democratic presidential front-runner Bill Clinton said “I didn’t inhale and I didn’t try it again” in reference to when he had experimented with marijuana.
  • 1993 –  Peabo Bryson and Regina Bell won the Oscar for Best Original Song for “A Whole New World” from Aladdin.
  • 2000 – Phil Collins took out a high court action against two former members of Earth, Wind And Fire. Collins claimed his company had overpaid the musicians by £50,000 ($85,000) in royalties on tracks including ‘Sussudio’ and ‘Easy Lover’.

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