Saturday’s “DYRT” – April 15

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“BORN TODAY”

  • Maisie Williams (1997) – Actress (“Game Of Thrones”)
  • Emma Watson (1990) – Actress (“Harry Potter” Series)
  • Eliza Doolittle (1988) – Singer, Camden Town
  • Samira Wiley (1987) – Actress (“Orange Is The New Black”)
  • Alice Braga (1983) – Actress
  • Ester Dean (34) – Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, and Actress (“Drop It Low”)
  • Seth Rogen (1982) – Actor, writer (“Knocked Up,” “Superbad”)
  • Patrick Carney (1980) – American musician
  • Luke Evans (1979) – Actor (“Girl On A Train”)
  • Chris Stapleton (1978) – American singer-songwriter.
  • Susan Ward (1976) – Actress and Model
  • Danny Pino (1974) – Actor (“Cold Case”)
  • Jason Sehorn (1971) – former American football cornerback
  • Flex Alexander (1970) – American actor, comedian and dancer.
  • Dara Torres (1967) – Olympic Swimmer
  • Samantha Fox (1966) – English dance-pop singer, songwriter, actress, and former glamour model
  • Linda Perry (1965) – American Grammy nominated rock singer-songwriter, and record producer.
  • Emma Thompson (1959) – British Actress, Activist, Author, Comedienne and Screenwriter.
  • Linda Bloodworth-Thomason (1947) Writer & Television Producer (“Designing Women”)
  • Michael Tucci (1950) – Actor (“Grease”)
  • Amy Wright (1950) – Actress (“The Deer Hunter,” “The Scarlet Letter”)
  • Julie Sommars (1942) – Actress (“Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo”)
  • Claudia Cardinale (1939) – Actress (“The Pink Panther”)
  • Roy Clark (1933)
  • Robert Glynn “Bob” Luman (1937 – RIP 1978)
  • Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery (1933 – RIP 1995) (Featured Above)
  • Michael Ansara (1922 – RIP 2013) – Stage, Screen, and Voice Actor
  • Hans Conried (1917 – RIP 1982) was an American character actor
  • Lita Grey (1908 – RIP 1995), American actress and the second wife of Charlie Chaplin
  • Claudia Cardinale (1939) – Actress (“The Pink Panther”)
  • Leonardo da Vinci (1452- RIP 1519) – Artist (“Mona Lisa,” “The Last Supper”)

“DIED TODAY”

  • Wallace Beery (Born: April 1, 1885 / Died:  April 15, 1949)
  • Clara Blandick (Born: June 4, 1876 / Died: April 15, 1962)
  • Richard Conte (Born: March 24, 1910 / Died: April 15, 1975)
  • Greta Garbo (Born: September 8, 1905 / Died: April 15, 1990)
  • William Bakewell (Born: May 2, 1908 / Died: April 15, 1993)
  • Joey Ramone (Born: May 19, 1951 / Died: April 15, 2001)

“MOVIES TODAY”

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“MUSIC TODAY”

  • 1966 – Buffalo Springfield was the opening act for The Byrds in San Bernadino, CA.
  • 1967 – The Nancy and Frank Sinatra duet “Somethin’ Stupid” hit #1 on the U.S. singles chart. It was the first father and daughter act to hit #1.

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  • 1969 – Archie Bell (Drells) was released from military service after a tour of Vietnam.
  • 1996 – In San Francisco, CA, Jerry Garcia’s remaining ashes were scattered near the Golden Gate Bridge. A small portion of his ashes had been scattered in the Ganges River in India on April 4th.
  • 1999 – Tammy Wynette’s body was exhumed in an attempt to settle a dispute over how she had died.

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  • 2003 – Kelly Clarkson’s debut album “Thankful” was released.
  • 2015 – The Who began its 50th anniversary tour.

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  • 2016 – Metallica released the remastered versions of their first two albums.

“TV/RADIO TODAY”

  • 1951 – The first episode of the “Adventures of Wild Bill Hickok” radio show aired.

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  • 1956 – The world’s first, all-color TV station was dedicated in Chicago as WNBQ-TV, now known as WMAQ-TV.
  • 1958 – The 10th Emmy Awards are hosted.
  • 1992 – William Schatner and Leonard Nimoy are inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

“OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS…”

  • 1923 – Insulin became generally available for people suffering with diabetes.
  • 1934 – In the comic strip “Blondie,” Dagwood and Blondie Bumstead welcomed a baby boy, Alexander. The child would be nicknamed, Baby Dumpling.
  • 1947 – Jackie Robinson played his first major league baseball game for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Previously he had only appeared in exhibition games.
  • 1956 – GM announced that the first free piston automobile had been developed.
  • 1983 – In Urayasu, Chiba, Japan, the Tokyo Disneyland theme park opened.
  • 1986 – U.S. F-111 warplanes attacked Libya in response to the bombing of a discotheque in Berlin on April 5, 1986.
  • 1986 – Clint Eastwood was elected Mayor of Carmel, California.
  • 1987 – “Asinamali!” opened as the first South African play on Broadway in New York City.
  • 1997 – Christopher Reeve received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

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