Here’s The “DYRT” For Friday, April 28

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“BORN TODAY”

  • Jenna Ushkowitz (1986) – Actress (“Glee”)
  • Harry Shum Jr. (1982) – Actor (“Glee”)
  • Jessica Alba (1981) – Actress (“Dark Angel”)
  • Alex Riley (1981) (Born Kevin Robert Kiley Jr.) – Professional wrestler and commentator (WWE)
  • Violent J (Born Joseph Bruce (1972) – Rapper, record producer, and professional wrestler
  • Drew and Jonathan Scott (1978) – Reality TV Twins
  • Nate Richert (1978) – Actor
  • Penelope Cruz (1974) – Actress
  • Eric Vale (1974) – Voice Actor, ADR director and writer
  • Jorge Garcia 1973 – Actor (“Becker”, “Lost”)
  • Elisabeth Rohm (1973) – Actress
  • Bridget Moynahan (1971) – Actress, Model
  • Chris Young (1971) – Actor (“Falcon Crest”, “The Great Outdoors”)
  • Too Short (1966) – Rapper
  • Kim Gordon (1953) – Musician (Sonic Youth)
  • Mary McDonnell (1953) – Actress
  • Jay Leno (1950) – Comedian, television talk show host (“The Tonight Show”)
  • Paul Guilfoyle (1955) – Actor (“CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”)
  • Bruno Kirby (1949 – RIP 2006) – Actor (“The Basketball Diaries”, “When Harry Met Sally”)

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  • Marcia Strassman (1948 – RIP 2014) – Actress (“Welcome Back Kotter”, “Another Stakeout”), Singer
  • Ann-Margret (Olsson) (1941) (Featured Above) – Singer, actress (“Viva Las Vegas”, “Grumpy Old Men”)
  • Madge Sinclair (1938 – RIP 1995) Actress (“Trapper John M.D.”, “Coming to America”)

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  • Carolyn Jones (1930 – RIP 1983) – Actress (TV: “The Addams Family”)

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  • (Nelle) Harper Lee (1926 – RIP) Author (“To Kill A Mockingbird”)
  • Ferruccio Lamborghini (1916 – RIP 1993) – Founder of Lamborghini 
  • Lionel Barrymore (1878 – RIP 1954) – Actor (“Captains Courageous”, “It’s a Wonderful Life”)
  • Sidney Toler (1874 – RIP 1947) Actor (“Charlie Chan at the Wax Museum”, “The Jade Mask”)

“MOVIES TODAY”

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“MUSIC TODAY”

  • 1958 – Alan Freed’s Big Beat Show played 2 shows at the Central High School Auditorium in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The tour featured Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon, Buddy Holly, The Diamonds, Billy Ford, Danny & The Juniors, The Chantels, Larry Williams, Screaming Jay Hawkins and The Pastels.
  • 1969 – The album Chicago Transit Authority was released to debut the career of the classic supergroup.
  • 1969 – Three Dog Night released the single “One”. 
  • 1973 – Faces had the #1 album in the U.K. with Ooh La La.
  • 1973 – Sylvia owned the top R&B song with “Pillow Talk”.

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  • 1973 – Tony Orlando & Dawn remained at #1 with “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree”.
  • 1973 – Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of The Moon went to No.1 in the US. The album went on to enjoy a record-breaking 741 discontinuous weeks on the Billboard chart, and has now sold over 45 million copies world-wide.
  • 1979 – The Very Best of Leo Sayer topped the U.K. Album chart.
  • 1979 – Peaches & Herb climbed to #1 on the R&B chart with their great song “Reunited”.

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  • 1979 – Donna Summer titled her new song right as “Hot Stuff” was up from #79 to #29 on this date.
  • 1979 – Blondie had their first #1 song with “Heart Of Glass” 

     

  • 1980 – Elton John released the single “Little Jeannie”. 


  • 1980 – Bob Seger released the single “Against The Wind”. 


  • 1983 – During the second leg of their ‘War’ North American tour, U2 appeared at the Rochester Institute Of Technology Ice Rink, Rochester, New York.
  • 1984 – Phil Collins continued to set the pace at #1 with “Against All Odds”.

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  • 1986 – For the first time, a compact disc of an album was released before its vinyl version. The album was “The Art of Excellence” by Tony Bennett. It was his first album upon re-signing with Columbia Records.
  • 1987 – On a plane that was returning to Boston from Miami Ozzy Osbourne bought three rounds of drinks and sang “Crazy Train” over the PA system.
  • 1990 – Sinead O’Connor started a six-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got.’
  • 1998 – The Dave Matthews Band released the album Before These Crowded Streets.
  • 1998 – Stevie Nicks released the boxed set Enchanted.
  • 1999 – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

“TV/RADIO TODAY”

  • 1957 – Mike Wallace was seen on TV for the first time. He was the host of “Mike Wallace Interviews.”
  • 1958 – The Big Beat Show, Alan Freed’s rock and roll show, had two performances at Central High School Auditorium in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • 1959 – Arthur Godfrey was seen for the last time in the final broadcast of “Arthur Godfrey and His Friends” on CBS-TV.
  • 1964 – The Beatles recorded the TV special ‘Around The Beatles’ at Wembley studios England. 
  • 1965 – Barbara Streisand’s first TV special aired on CBS. It was titled “My Name is Barbara”.

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  • 1968 – The Seeds (“Pushin’ Too Hard”) were the guests on The Mothers-In-Lawon NBC-TV.
  • 1975 – John Lennon was a guest on Johnny Carson’s The Tonight Show.
  • 1975 – Ringo Starr sang “No No Song” on The Smothers Brothers Show. 

“OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS…”

  • 1932 – The yellow fever vaccine for humans was announced.
  • 1967 – Muhammad Ali refused induction into the U.S. Army and was stripped of boxing title. He cited religious grounds for his refusal.

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  • 1968 – The Broadway musical ‘Hair’ opened at the Biltmore Theatre in New York City. The show featured the songs ‘Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In’, ‘Good Morning Starshine’ and the title song. The production ran for 1,729 performances, finally closing on July 1st, 1972.
  • 1980 – Marshall Tucker Band bass player Tommy Caldwell died of injuries from a car accident aged 30 in his hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina. Original frontman for the Marshall Tucker Band between 1973 and 1980.
  • 1981 – Former member of T Rex, Steve Currie was killed in a car crash returning to his home near Vale de Parra, Algarve, Portugal, he was 33 years old.
  • 1982 – The California State Assembly consumer-protection-committee heard testimony from “experts” who claimed that when ‘Stairway To Heaven’ was played backward, contained the words: “I sing because I live with Satan. The Lord turns me off, there’s no escaping it. Here’s to my sweet Satan, whose power is Satan. He will give you 666. I live for Satan.” 
  • 1989 – Jon Bon Jovi and Dorothea Hurley were married. They had been high school sweethearts.
  • 1992 – The U.S. Agriculture Department unveiled a pyramid-shaped recommended-diet chart.
  • 1999 – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 2000 – Jay Leno received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

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