Friday’s Nostalgic News – May 5

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  • Chris Brown (1989) – Singer, Songwriter, Dancer)
  • Adele (1988) – Musician
  • Clark Duke (1985) – Actor  (“The Office”)
  • Henry Cavill (1983) – Actor (“The Count Of Monte Cristo”)
  • Danielle Fishel (1981) – Actress, Author, Chef, Television Director and Television Personality (“Boy Meets World”)
  • Craig David (1981) – Singer, Songwriter, Rapper and Record Producer
  • Vincent Kartheiser (1979) – Actor (“Mad Men”)
  • Tina Yothers (1973) – Actress (“Family Ties”)
  • Kyan Douglas (1970) – Television Personality and Stylist (“Queer Eye”)
  • Kevin Mooney (1962) – Musician (Adam & The Ants)
  • Gary Daly (1962) – Singer (China Crisis)
  • Kurt Sutter (1960) – Screenwriter, Director, Producer, and Actor (“The Shield”)
  • Brian Williams (1959) – Journalist
  • Ian McCullouch (1959) – Musician (Echo and the Bunnymen)
  • Richard E. Grant (1957) – Actor (“Ready to Wear”, “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”)
  • Bill Ward (1948) – Musician (Black Sabbath)
  • Kurt Loder (1945) – Film Critic, Author, Columnist, and Television personality (MTV News)
  • Jean-Pierre Léaud (1944) – Actor (“Last Tango in Paris”)
  • John Rhys-Davies (1944) – Actor (“Lord Of The Rings” Trilogy)
  • Roger Rees (1944) – Actor (“Robin Hood: Men in Tights”, “If Looks Could Kill”)
  • Michael Palin (1943) – Comedian, actor (“Monty Python’s Flying Circus”, “A Fish Called Wanda”)
  • Tammy Wynette (Virginia Wynette Pugh) (1942 – RIP 1998) – Country singer
  • Lance Henriksen (1940) – Actor (“The Last Samurai”, “Dog Day Afternoon”)
    Michael Murphy (1938) – Actor (“Batman Returns”)
  • Roni Stoneman (Veronica Loretta “Roni” Stoneman) (1938) – Banjo player (Hee Haw gang)
  • Sandy Baron (Sanford Beresofsky) 1937 – Comedian, actor (“This Must Be Belgium”)
  • Pat Carroll (1927) Actress, Voice Actress and Comedian (known for voicing Ursula in “The Little Mermaid” and “The Ted Knight Show”)
  • Ann B. Davis (Ann Bradford Davis) (1926 – 2014) – Actress (“The Brady Bunch”) – (FEATURED ABOVE)
  • Alice Faye (Alice Jeanne Leppert) (1915 – 1998) – Actress (“State Fair”)
  • Tyrone Power (Tyrone Edmund Power Jr.) – (1914 – RIP 1958) – Actor (“The Mark of Zorro”, “The Eddie Duchin Story”)
  • Karl Marx (1818 – RIP 1883) – Philosopher, Economist, Sociologist, Journalist, and Revolutionary socialist (“The Communist Manifesto”)
  • Ilene Woods (1929 – RIP 2010) – The original voice of Walt Disney’s Cinderella,
  • John B. Stetson (1830 – RIP 1906) Hat manufacturer, inventor of cowboy hat


  • Napoleon Bonaparte (Born: August 15, 1769 / Died: May 5, 1821)


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  • 1956 – Elvis Presley scored his first US No.1 single and album when ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ went to the top of the charts. ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ became his first million-seller, and was the best-selling single of 1956.
  • 1962 – Chris Montez recorded “Last Dance”.
  • 1962 –  One of the great folk rock artists enjoyed their first hit on this date as Peter, Paul & Mary debuted on the chart with their first single–“Lemon Tree”.
  • 1962 – Dee Dee Sharp was #1 on the R&B chart with “Mashed Potato Time”.
  • 1962 – The soundtrack to West Side Story went to No.1 on the US album chart. It went on to spend a total of 54 weeks at the No.1 position.

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  • 1963 – On a recommendation by George Harrison Dick Rowe Head of A&R at Decca records, (and the man who turned down The Beatles) went to see The Rolling Stones play at Crawdaddy Club, London. The band were signed to the label within a week.
  • 1966 – Manfred Mann were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Pretty Flamingo’.
  • 1968 – Buffalo Springfield split up. Richie Furay formed Poco and Stephen Stills teamed up with David Crosby and Graham Nash in Crosby Stills & Nash.
  • 1969 – The Beatles single ‘Get Back’ was released in the US. John Lennon claimed in 1980 that “there’s some underlying thing about Yoko in there”, claiming that Paul McCartney looked at Yoko Ono in the studio every time he sang “Get back to where you once belonged.”
  • 1972 – The first day of the three day Bickershaw Festival, Wigan, England, with The Grateful Dead, Dr John, Donovan, The Kinks, Captain Beefheart, Hawkwind, America, Family, Country Joe MacDonald, Wishbone Ash, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, Brinsley Schwarz and the Flamin Groovies.
  • 1972 – “Pillow Talk” by Sylvia was #1 for a second week on the R&B chart.
  • 1973 – Paul Simon released the album There Goes Rhymin’ Simon on Columbia Records.
  • 1973 – Paul Simon released the single “Kodachrome”.

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  • 1973, David Bowie scored his first UK No.1 album when ‘Aladdin Sane’ started a five-week run at the top, featuring the single ‘Drive In Saturday’.
  • 1973, Elvis Presley went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Aloha from Hawaii via Satellite’.
  • 1974, Television appeared at CBGB’s in New York City, supported by the Stillettoes (later to become Blondie who were playing their first show at CBGB).
  • 1978 – The Buzzcocks, The Slits and Penetration all appeared at Liverpool University, Liverpool, England.
  • 1979 – Peaches and Herb started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Reunited’, it made No.4 in the UK.
  • 1983 – The Stranglers ‘Golden Brown’ was named most performed work of 1982 at the 28th Ivor Novello Awards.
  • 1984 – Duran Duran were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘The Reflex’, the group’s second and last No.1.
  • 1984 – “Hello” from Lionel Richie was the #1 song on the AC chart for the fifth straight week

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  • 1986 – It was announced that Cleveland, Ohio, had been chosen as the city where the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame would be built.
  • 1990 – The John Lennon tribute concert was held at the Pier Head Arena in Merseyside, featuring Lenny Kravitz, Al Green, Joe Cocker, The Christians, Kylie Minogue, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Deacon Blue, Lou Reed, Joe Walsh and Wet Wet Wet.
  • 1990 – During a North American tour Nirvana appeared at the Einstein-A-Go-Go in Jacksonville
  • 1990 – The talented En Vogue debuted on the chart with their first single–“Hold On”.
  • 1992 – Radiohead released ‘The Drill EP’, their first record in the UK. The band were still called “On a Friday” when the songs for this EP were recorded; they changed their name to Radiohead the following month.
  • 1996 – Rage Against The Machine went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Evil Empire’. The album won the 1996 Grammy award for Best Metal Performance.


  • 1992 – The Beach Boys appeared on the ABC-TV show Full House.

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  • 2000 – The final episode of “Boy Meets World” aired on ABC.


  • 1862 – The Battle of Puebla took place. It is celebrated as Cinco de Mayo Day.
  • 1865 – The Thirteenth Amendment was ratified, abolishing slavery in the U.S.
  • 1891 – Music Hall was dedicated in New York City. It was later renamed Carnegie Hall.
  • 1900 – “The Billboard” (later called “Billboard”) began weekly publication instead of monthly after six years of publication.
  • 1961 – Alan Shepard became the first American in space when he made a 15 minute suborbital flight.

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  • 1969 – Stevie Wonder met President Nixon at the White House.
  • 1972 – Blind blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis died of a heart attack aged 76. His unique finger-picking style influenced many other artists.
  • 1984 – Simple Minds singer Jim Kerr married Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde in a horse drawn carriage in Central Park, New York City.
  • 1996 – Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan received both a public apology and a donation of £7,500 ($12,750) to the Warchild charity from The Sport newspaper
  • 1997 – Management company Ignition sent emails to over 100 Oasis unofficial websites threatening legal action over their alleged unlawful breach of copyright over Oasis music featured on the sites.
  • 2000 – Rod Stewart had a one-hour throat operation at Cedar Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles to remove a growth on his thyroid.




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