Do You Remember Today – March 28

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“BORN TODAY”

  • Lady Gaga (1986)
  • Sauli Koskinen (1985)
  • Miss Mykie (1985)
  • Julia Stiles (1981)
  • Kate Gosselin (1975)
  • Shanna Moakler (1975)
  • Richard Kelly (1975)
  • Matt Nathanson (1973)
  • Nick Forst (1972)
  • Mr. Cheeks (1971)
  • Vince Vaughn (1970)
  • Rodney Atkins (1969)
  • Brett Ratner (1969)
  • Cheryl “Salt” James (1966)
  • April Margera (1956)
  • Reba McEntire (1955)
  • Dianne Weist (1948)
  • Ken Howard (1944)
  • Conchata Ferrell (1943)
  • Mike Newell (1942)

“DIED TODAY”

  • Jim Thorpe (Born: May 28, 1888 / Died: March 28, 1953)
  • Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Crudup (Born: August 24, 1905 /Died: March 28, 1974)
  • Maria von Trapp (Born: January 26, 1905 / Died: March 28, 1987)
  • Jimmy McShane  (Born: May 23, 1957 / Died: March 28,1995)
  • Freaky Tah (Born: May 14, 1972 / Died: March 28, 1999)

“MOVIES TODAY”

“MUSIC TODAY”

  • 1942 – Frank Sinatra appeared on the charts for the first time with “Night And Day”.
  • 1958 – Eddie Cochran recorded “Summertime Blues”.
  • 1959 – Frankie Avalon had a great song at #1–“Venus”.
  • 1960 – Brenda Lee recorded “I’m Sorry”.
  • 1961 – Ahhh, the days when music was fun…”Blue Moon” by the Marcels was #1.
  • 1964 – While the Beatles were changing music forever, Louis Armstrong held on to his style with “Hello, Dolly!” and paved the way on the Easy Listening chart.
  • 1964 – Meet the Beatles! was #1 on the Album chart for the seventh week and Introducing…The Beatles was #2.
  • 1966 – Gary Lewis recorded “Green Grass.”
  • 1967 – Van Morrison recorded “Brown Eyed Girl.”
  • 1967 – John Lennon recorded his lead vocal for “Good Morning, Good Morning” for the upcoming album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at Abbey Road studios in London and Paul McCartney added a lead guitar solo to the track.
  • 1967 – Van Morrison recorded “Brown Eyed Girl” at A&R Studios in New York City.
  • 1970 – Crosby, Stills and Nash released “Woodstock”.
  • 1970 – Simon and Garfunkel had the #1 song in the U.K. with “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.
  • 1970 – Simon and Garfunkel remained in the #1 position on the Album chart with the landmark Bridge Over Troubled Water.
  • 1972 – Elvis Presley recorded “Burning Love.” It would turn out to be his last major hit.
  • 1973 – Led Zeppelin released the album Houses of the Holy.
  • 1973 – The Doobie Brothers released the single “Long Train Runnin‘”.
  • 1974 – Blue Swede’s “Hooked On A Feeling” is certified gold
  • 1981 – Elton John’s cover of the Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There” was released as a tribute to John Lennon following his death.
  • 1981 – John O’ Banion had the week’s top debuting song with “Love You Like I Never Loved Before”, one of The Top Unknown/Underrated Songs of the Rock Era*.
  • 1981 – Blondie had the world’s first (and best) #1 rap song with “Rapture”, which began a two-week run at the top.
  • 1981 – Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb combined for a third week at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with their great duet “What Kind Of Fool”.
  • 1981 – REO Speedwagon held on to #1 on the Album chart for a sixth week with Hi Infidelity.
  • 1983 – Irene Cara released her remarkable single “Flashdance”.
  • 1987 – Mel and Kim at the #1 song in the UK with “Respectable”.
  • 1987 – Club Nouveau took the Bill Withers classic “Lean On Me” to #1, holding off Starship’s “Nothing’s Gonna’ Stop Us Now”.
  • 1992 – Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” was one of the hottest songs, rising from #81 to #49, 16 years after it first was a smash hit.
  • 1992 –  “Save The Best For Last” by Vanessa Williams was the new #1 on the R&B chart.
  • 1992 – Vanessa Williams also rose to #1 on the AC chart with “Save The Best For Last”.
  • 1999 – French artist Mr. Oizo had the #1 song in the U.K. with “Flat Beat”.

“TV/RADIO TODAY”

  • 1974 – A streaker ran onto the set of “The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.”
  • 1975 – Television series Kolchak – The Night Stalker airs final episode on ABC.
  • 1986 – More than 6,000 radio stations of all format varieties played “We are the World” simultaneously at 10 -15 a.m. EST.
  • 1992 – Television special Newsies! Newsies! See All About It airs.
  • 1999 – The Wonderful World of Disney airs the movie “Balloon Farm.”

“OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS”

  • 1885 – The Salvation Army was officially organized in the U.S.
  • 1898 – The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a child born in the U.S. to Chinese immigrants was a U.S. citizen. This meant that they could not be deported under the Chinese Exclusion Act.
  • 1922 – 1st microfilm device introduced
  • 1933 – In Germany, the Nazis ordered a ban on all Jews in businesses, professions and schools.
  • 1964 – Madame Tussauds in London unveiled the wax images of the Beatles, the first pop stars to be honored.
  • 1968 – The U.S. lost its first F-111 aircraft in Vietnam when it vanished while on a combat mission. North Vietnam claimed that they had shot it down.
  • 1975 – Barbra Streisand attends tonight’s Elvis Presley show in Vegas and meets the King backstage to discuss offering him the lead role in her latest film project: a remake of the classic A Star Is Born.
  • 1978 – Disney World is visited by 85,123 guests on this day!
  • 1984 – Mick Fleetwood, whose band, Fleetwood Mac, had the biggest-selling album of all time just seven years earlier, files for bankruptcy.
  • 1987 – The very first Disney Store opens – in the Glendale Galleria in Glendale, California. It is Disney’s first retail store outside of a theme park or resort.
  • 1990 – Jesse Owens received the Congressional Gold Medal from U.S. President George H.W. Bush.
  • 1991 – Conor Clapton, Eric’s four-year-old son was buried in England with Phil Collins and George Harrison attending the funeral. Conor died after falling out of an apartment window in New York City.
  • 1995 – Lyle Lovett and Julia Roberts announced that they were separating. They had been married for 21 months.
  • 1996 – Phil Collins announced he was leaving Genesis for a solo career.
  • 1997 – The Atlanta Braves put Disney’s Wide World of Sports into motion when their exhibition game with the Cincinnati Reds launches competitive play at the brand new sports complex in Florida.
  • 1998 – KISS played the first of five sold-out shows at the Budokan in Tokyo, Japan.

 

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