DYR Today, March 14

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“March 14”

“BORN TODAY”

  • Jamie Bell (1986)
  • Ansel Elgort (1994)
  • Stephen Curry (1988)
  • Sasha Grey (1988)
  • Taylor Hanson (1983)
  • Chris Klein (1979)
  • Daniel Gillies (1976)
  • Grace Park (1974)
  • Megan Follows (1968)
  • Elise Neal (1966)
  • Kevin Williamson (1965)
  • Tamara Tunie (1959)
  • Prince Albert of Monaco (1958)
  • Adrian Zmed (1954)
  • Rick Dees (1950)
  • Billy Crystal (1948)
  • Wolfgang Petersen (1941)
  • Sir Michael Caine (1933)
  • Quincy Jones (1933)

“DIED TODAY”

Mary Ann Ganser (Born: February 4, 1948 / Died: March 14, 1970)

Linda Jones (Born: December 14, 1944 / Died: March 14, 1972)

Doc Pomus (Born: June 27, 1925 / Died: March 14, 1991)

“MOVIES TODAY”

-Check out the clips in the links below –

1929The Barn Dance

1975The Prisoner of Second Avenue

1979Hair 

1980Defiance 

1986Gung Ho

1986Crossroads

1997Love Jones 

“MUSIC TODAY”

1958 – The Recording Industry of Association of America (RIAA) announced awards for sales.  A single selling a million copies would be awarded a Gold disc, a single selling over two million would get a Platinum record.  A Gold album would signify sales over 500,000 copies and a Platinum album signified album sales over one million.

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1958 – The first Gold record was awarded to Perry Como for his single “Catch A Falling Star”.

1960 – Sam Cooke began a tour of the West Indies in Montego Bay, Jamaica.

1960 – For the sixth week, Dinah Washington & Brook Benton had the top R&B song with “Baby (You’ve Got What It Takes)”.

1960 – “The Theme From ‘A Summer Place’” by Percy Faith was on the way to becoming one of The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era*, posting its fourth straight week at #1.

1964 –  “Java” by Al Hirt led the way on the Adult chart for the fourth week.

1964 – Meet the Beatles! was the #1 album for the fifth consecutive week.

1964 – The Searchers had one of the hottest songs as “Needles And Pins” moved from 75 to 46.

1964 – The Beatles made history by being the first act in the Rock Era to own the top three songs for a week–they were on top for the seventh straight week with “I Want To Hold Your Hand”, remained second with “She Loves You” and “Please Please Me” moved to #3. No one has ever been able to match that feat, although the Bee Gees came close in 1978.

1966 – Boise, Idaho’s Paul Revere & the Raiders released the single “Kicks”.

1969 –  Several great songs released on This Day in Rock Music History*.  Stevie Wonder released the single “My Cherie Amour”.  The song debuted on the Singles chart on May 31, 1969.

1970 – Merle Haggard’s “The Fightin’ Side Of Me” goes to #1 on the Billboard country chart

1970 – Brook Benton reached #1 on the R&B chart with “Rainy Night In Georgia”.

1970 – Simon & Garfunkel remained at #1 for the third week with “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.

1981 –  Yarbrough & People reigned for the third week on the R&B chart with “Don’t Stop The Music”.

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1981 –  Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb rose to #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with their duet–“What Kind Of Fool”.

1981 –  Dolly Parton topped the chart with “9 To 5”, heading off REO Speedwagon’s bid with “Keep On Loving You”.

1987 –  The Very Best of Hot Chocolate rose to the top of the U.K. Album chart.

1987 – Janet Jackson moved to #1 on the R&B chart with “Let’s Wait Awhile”.

1987 –  Huey Lewis & the News scored their third career #1 with “Jacob’s Ladder”, although stations that didn’t have “I Want a New Drug” at #1 in 1984 missed the boat.  Starship had a big comeback going as “Nothing’s Gonna’ Stop Us Now” entered the Top 10.

1988 –  Johnny Hates Jazz released the single “Shattered Dreams” in the United States.

1990 –  Heart released the single “All I Wanna’ Do Is Make Love To You”.

1992 –  R. Kelly first appeared on the chart with his first single “She’s Got That Vibe”.

1992 –  Mr. Big had the #1 song for a third week with “To Be With You”.

1992 – Garth Brooks once again ruled the Album chart for a 16th week with Ropin’ the Wind.

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1998 – Celine Dion returned to #1 in the U.K. with “My Heart Will Go On”.

1998 – Will Smith had the #1 song in the United States of America with “Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It”.

1998 – The Soundtrack to “Titanic” was #1 on the Album chart for the eighth week.

“TV/RADIO TODAY”

1955 – CBS talent scout Arthur Godfrey turned down Elvis Presley for a recording contract, opting to sign Pat Boone instead. Big mistake, Arthur.

1955 – Elvis Presley was interviewed on The Jimmy Dean television show.

1965 – Petula Clark makes her American TV debut singing “Downtown” and “I Know A Place” on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show.

1956 – The Disneyland TV series airs an episode featuring the film “Stormy the Thoroughbred,” narrated by Winston Hibler.

1965 – Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color airs part one of “Kilroy,” a 4-part comedy. Kilroy, the elusive, legendary character who struck like a phantom and left his familiar mark, “KILROY WAS HERE,” everywhere he went during World War II, is brought to life by Disney.

“OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS”

1920 – Cartoonist Hank Ketcham, best known as the creator of Dennis the Menace, is born in Seattle, Washington.

1935 – Donald Duck makes his first appearance in the Mickey Mouse daily newspaper comic strip.

1942 – Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto, and Dumbo appear on the cover of this day’s Liberty (a weekly, general-interest magazine).

1972 – California Governor Ronald Reagan pardons Merle Haggard for a 1957 attempted robbery that landed the singer in prison.

1972 –  At tonight’s Grammy Awards, Carole King’s massively popular Tapestry LP is awarded Album of The Year.

1972 – “Help Me Make It Through The Night” is a double-winner during the 14th annual Grammy awards in New York, claiming Best Country Song for Kris Kristofferson and Best Country Vocal Performance, Female, for Sammi Smith.

1975 – At Disney World, the film Magic Carpet ‘Round the World is shown for the last time at the Circle-Vision 360° Theater. Running since 1974, the film took guests on a tour of landmarks spread across the four corners of the globe.

1980 –  Quincy Jones received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1981 –  Eric Clapton had bleeding ulcers and was admitted to United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota.

1992 –  Forty-thousand people attended Farm Aid in Irving, Texas.  It was the fifth annual event and featured Paul Simon, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Willie Nelson.

1998 – Jo Dee Messina sings “Lesson In Leavin’” during her Grand Ole Opry debut, the same evening that Opry manager Bob Whittaker asks Diamond Rio to join the cast

2000 – The audio CD Color, Rhythm and Magic: Favorites From Disney Classics by jazz pianist Earl Rose is released. Tracks include “Go the Distance,” “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes,” and “Bella Notte.” (Emmy Award winning composer/pianist Earl Rose is one of the most versatile and prolific composers in film and television today.

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