February 18

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BORN TODAY


  • Molly Ringwald

    1982 – Courtney Act

  • 1982 – Juelz Santana
  • 1980 – Regina Spektor
  • 1974 – Sarah Joy Brown
  • 1974 – Jillian Michaels
  • 1968 – Molly Ringwald
  • 1967 – Tracey E. Edmonds
  • 1965 – Dr. Dre
  • 1964 – Matt Dillon
  • 1960 – Greta Scacchi
  • 1957 – Vanna White
  • 1954 – John Travolta
  • 1952 – Juice Newton
  • 1950 – Cybill Shepard
  • 1949 – Jess Walton

  • Yoko Ono

    1948 – Sinéad Cusack

  • 1933 – Yoko Ono
  • 1932 – Milos Forman
  • 1931 – Toni Morrison
  • 1925 – George Kennedy
  • 1898 – Enzo Ferarri (RIP)

MOVIES TODAY

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MUSIC TODAY

  • 1956 – The Platters ruled the R&B chart for the seventh week with “The Great Pretender”.
  • 1965 – The Kinks topped the U.K. chart with “Tired Of Waiting For You”.

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    1968 – The Buckinghams had the new #1 song with “Kind Of A Drag”, ending seven weeks at the top for the Monkees’ “I’m A Believer”.

  • 1980 – Bob Seger released the single “Fire Lake”.
  • 1984 – Culture Club remained at #1 with “Karma Chameleon”.
  • 1985 – Simple Minds released the single “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”.
  • 1987 – Bon Jovi were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’, it made No.4 in the UK.
  • 1989 – Sheriff grabbed the #1 spot on the AC chart with the great song “When I’m With You”.

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    1989 – The Fine Young Cannibals owned the #1 album in the U.K. with The Raw and the Cooked.

  • 1990 – Freddie Mercury made his final public appearance on stage when he joined the rest of Queen to collect the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, held at the Dominion Theatre, London, England.
  • 1995 – Newcomers Hootie & the Blowfish scored their first Top 10 song as “Hold My Hand” reached #10.

TV/RADIO TODAY

  • 1949 – “Yours Truly Johnny Dollar” debuted on CBS radio.

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    1953 – Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz signed a contract worth $8,000,000 to continue the “I Love Lucy” TV show through 1955.

  • 1962 – While on leave from training in the United States Marines, the Everly Brothers appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, in full uniform and cropped hair, singing “Crying In The Rain”.

OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS…

  • 1885 – Mark Twain’s “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was published in the U.S. for the first time.

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    1959 – Elvis Presley performed after hours at the Lido Club in Paris, France while on leave from the United States Army.

  • 1969 – Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees and Lulu (“To Sir With Love”) were married at St. James’ Church in Gerrard’s Cross, England in front of over 3,000 guests.
  • 1977 – The space shuttle Enterprise went on its maiden “flight” sitting on top of a Boeing 747.

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