DYR Today, February 23

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BORN TODAY

  • 1986 – Skylar Grey
  • 1983 – Aziz Ansari
  • 1983 – Emily Blunt
  • 1981 – Josh Gad
  • 1976 – Kelly MacDonald
  • 1970 – Niecy Nash
  • 1966 – Mia Michaels
  • 1965 – Michael Dell
  • 1965 – Veronica Webb
  • 1955 – Howard Jones
  • 1952 – Brad Whitford
  • 1951 – Patricia Richardson
  • 1947 – Shakira Caine
  • 1940 – Peter Fonda

MOVIES TODAY

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MUSIC TODAY

  • 1959 – “Stagger Lee” by Lloyd Price made it to a third week at #1 on the Singles chart.  “Donna” from the late Ritchie Valens was next with “16 Candles” from the Crests down a spot.
  • 1964 – The Dave Clark Five, featuring Clark as one of the great drummers early in the Rock Era, released the single “Bits And Pieces”.
  • 1969 – ‘If Paradise Is Half As Nice’ by Amen Corner was at No.1 on the UK singles chart,
  • 1978 – Three hallmark winners at the Grammys that are all some of the best of all-time in their categories – Album of the Year–to Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.
  • 1978 – The Eagles won Record of the Year for “Hotel California”.
  • 1978 – Best Pop Vocal Performance went to the Bee Gees for “How Deep Is Your Love”.
  • 1980 – “Give It All You Got” from Chuck Mangione, the theme of the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, was the new #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart.
  • 1980 – A new rock group, Survivor debuted with their first single with “Somewhere In America”.
  • 1980 – “Special Lady” by Ray, Goodman & Brown was the new #1 on the R&B chart.
  • 1980 – Officially, Queen scored their first #1 song with “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, although anyone with sense reported “Bohemian Rhapsody” as a #1 song in 1976.
  • 1981 – Rick Springfield released the single “Jessie’s Girl”.
  • 1983 – Toto deservedly dominated the Grammy Awards with six trophies, including Record of the Year (“Rosanna”) and Album of the Year (Toto IV).
  • 1985 – “Missing You”, the Diana Ross tribute to the late Marvin Gaye, hit #1 on the R&B chart.
  • 1985 – Like a Virgin was #1 on the Album chart for Madonna.
  • 1985 – “Careless Whisper” from Wham! was #1 on the AC chart for the third straight week.
  • 1991 – C&C Music Factory reached #1 on the R&B chart with “Gonna’ Make You Sweat”.
  • 1991 – Whitney Houston amazingly had her ninth career #1 in 14 releases with “All the Man That I Need”.
  • 2000 – British rocker Phil Collins wins a Grammy for his work on Disney’s Tarzan soundtrack.

TV/RADIO TODAY

  • 1956 – The Disneyland episode “Davy Crockett” wins a Golden Globe Award for Best TV Show.
  • 1964 – The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show for a third time. The show had actually been recorded on February 9, the date of their first appearance, in front of a different audience, then broadcast on February 23.
  • 1970 – The 5th Dimension were guest stars on It Takes a Thief on ABC-TV.
  • 1970 – Ringo Starr was a guest star on the popular television show Laugh-In on NBC, his first solo television appearance.
  • 1985 – The TV show “Gimme a Break” was broadcast live before a studio audience. It was the first TV sitcom to be seen live since the 1950s.
  • 1987 – The Perry Mason TV movie “The Case of the Lost Love” aired.
  • 1997 – NBC-TV aired “Schindler’s List.” It was completely uncensored.

OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS…

  • 1939 – Walt Disney receives a special Oscar for his classic 83-minute animated film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, at the 11th Academy Awards held at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Eleven-year-old child star Shirley Temple presents Walt with one statuette and seven miniature statuettes for “a significant screen innovation which has charmed millions and pioneered a great new entertainment field for the motion picture cartoon.”
  • 1959 – Academy Award nominations are announced with Disney receiving 5. Winners were announced April 6:
    • White Wilderness – Documentary, Features
    • White Wilderness – Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture
    • Paul Bunyan – Short Subjects, Cartoons
    • Grand Canyon – Short Subjects, Live-Action Subjects
    • Ama Girls – Documentary, Short Subjects
  • 1972 – After nearly five years of marriage, Priscilla Presley moved out of Elvis Presley’s California home and into a two bedroom apartment near the Pacific Ocean. Their divorce would be finalized on October 9, 1973, with Priscilla being awarded an outright cash payment of $725,000 as well as spousal support, child support, 5% of Elvis’ new publishing companies and half the income from the sale of their Beverly Hills home.
  • 1988 – Michael Jackson played the first of two nights at Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Missouri. The first shows on the second leg of his Bad World Tour.
  • 1994 – The ground breaking ceremony for the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas occurred.
  • 1998 – All members of Oasis were banned for life from flying Cathay Pacific Airlines after “abusive and disgusting behavior” during a flight from Hong Kong to Perth, Australia.
  • 1999 – Oasis guitarist Paul Arthurs was arrested and jailed overnight for being drunk and disorderly. Police found the guitarist outside a Tommy Hilfiger store in London.
  • 2000 – Santana received a record-tying eight Grammy Awards, tying the mark set by Michael Jackson.
  • 2000 – Sean “Puffy” Combs was indicted on charges of bribing a witness.

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