Sunday’s “DYRT” – April 16

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April 16

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BORN TODAY

  • Chance The Rapper (1993)
  • Lorraine Nicholson (1990)
  • Gina Carano (1982)
  • Fredrik Ljungberg (1977)
  • Alek Wek (1977) – British Model & Designer
  • Lukas Haas (1976) – Actor
  • Kelli O’Hara (1976) – Award winning Actress & Singer
  • Sean Maher (1975)
  • Karl Yune (1975)
  • Akon (1973)
  • Max Beesley (1971)
  • Peter Billingsley (1971) – Actor (“A Christmas Story”)
  • Vickie Guerrero (1968)
  • Jon Cryer (1965) – Actor (“Superman 4: The Quest for Peace”, “Pretty in Pink”, “Two and a Half Men”)
  • Martin Lawrence (1965) – Actor, comedian
  • David Pirner (1964) – Musician (Soul Asylum)
  • Jimmy Osmond 1963 – Singer (The Osmonds), the youngest Osmond
  • Ellen Barkin (1954) – Actress (“Eddie and the Cruisers”)
  • Peter Garrett (1953) – Singer (Midnight Oil)
  • Jay O. Sanders (1953) – American Character Actor
  • Billy West (1952) – Voice actor, singer, comedian, musician, songwriter and former radio personality
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1947) – Retired Professional Basketball Player
  • Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (1971 – RIP 1995)
  • Dusty Springfield (1939 – RIP 1999) – Pop Singer/Recording Artist
  • Stanley Robert “BobbyVinton, Jr. (1935) – Singer
  • Herbie Mann (1930 – RIP 2003) – Was an American jazz flautist and important early practitioner of world music.
  • Roy Hamilton (1929 – RIP 1969)
  • Edie Adams (1927 – RIP 2008)
  • Barry Nelson (1917 – RIP 2007)
  • John Hodiak (1914 – RIP 1955)
  • Les Tremayne (1913 – RIP 2003)

DIED TODAY

  • Neville Brand (August 13, 1920 – April 16, 1992)
  • Andy Russell (September 16, 1919 – April 16, 1992)
  • Lucille Bremer (February 21, 1917 – April 16, 1996)
  • Robert Urich (December 19, 1946 – April 16, 2002)

MOVIES TODAY

  • 1993 – Boiling Point starring Wesley Snipes and Dennis Hopper is a drama film about a pair of sociopath killers who take on the mob and authorities to make one last score.

MUSIC TODAY

  • 1954 – Roy Orbison attended an Elvis Presley show in Dallas, TX.
  • 1956 – Buddy Holly released his first single, “Blue Days, Black Nights.”

  • 1964 – The Rolling Stones’ debut album, “The Rolling Stones” was released in the U.K.
  • 1965 – The Hollies opened their first tour of the U.S. at the Brooklyn Paramount theater in New York.
  • 1966 – Percy Sledge’s “When A Man Loves A Woman” was released.
  • 1971 – The Rolling Stones released “Brown Sugar” in the UK. It was the first record on their own label, Rolling Stones Records.

  • 1972 – The Electric Light Orchestra played their first live show in England.
  • 1974 – Queen held its first U.S. concert at Regis College, CO.
  • 1983 – Kirk Hammett played his first show with Metallica in New Jersey.

  • 1990 – Over 72,000 people gathered at London’s Wembley Stadium for an anti-apartheid concert honoring Nelson Mandela. Mandela had recently been released from prison.
  • 1993 – Billy Burnette announced that he was leaving Fleetwood Mac to concentrate on recording country music.
  • 1996 – KISS announced a reunion tour with makeup.
  • 1999 – Shania Twain became the first woman to be named as songwriter/artist of the year by the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

  • 2002 – Sony Music Entertainment filed a complaint against the Dixie Chicks for breach of contract. Sony argued that they would lose $100 million if the Dixie Chicks did not provide the five remaining albums on their contract.
  • 2015 – In Garland, TX, Lady Antebellum’s tour bus caught on fire. None of the four people aboard were injured.

TV/RADIO TODAY

  • 1935 – “Fibber McGee and Molly” premiered.
  • 1956 – ABC premiered the TV show “Rhythm on Parade.”
  • 1962 – Walter Cronkite began anchoring “The CBS Evening News”.

  • 1973 – Paul McCartney starred in his first TV special, “James Paul McCartney.”

OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS…

  • 1912 – Harriet Quimby became the first woman to fly across the English Channel.
  • 1922 – Annie Oakley shot 100 clay targets in a row, to set a women’s record.
  • 1922 – The Soviet Union and Germany signed the Treaty of Rapallo under which Germany recognized the Soviet Union and diplomatic and trade relations were restored.
  • 1940 – The first no-hit, no-run game to be thrown on an opening day of the major league baseball season was earned by Bob Feller when the Cleveland Indians beat the Chicago White Sox 1-0.
  • 1942 – The Island of Malta was awarded the George Cross in recognition for heroism under constant German air attack.
  • 1943 – Albert Hoffman discovered the hallucinogenic effects of LSD-25 in Switzerland.
  • 1944 – The destroyer USS Laffey survived immense damage from attacks by 22 Japanese aircraft off Okinawa.
  • 1945 – American troops entered Nuremberg, Germany.
  • 1947 – Dr. Frank Back invented the Zoomar lens, the first lens to zoom.
  • 1947 – The French ship Grandcamp exploded and killed 576 people In Texas City, TX.
  • 1948 – The Organization for European Economic Co-operation was established in Paris.
  • 1951 – The sinking of British submarine Affray killed 75 people.
  • 1953 – The British royal yacht Britannia was launched.
  • 1968 – The Pentagon announced that troops would begin coming home from Vietnam.
  • 1968 – Major league baseball’s longest night game (six hours) was played with Houston Astros and New York Mets 1-0.
  • 1972 – Apollo 16 blasted off on a voyage to the moon. It was the fifth manned moon landing.
  • 1972 – Two giants pandas arrived in the U.S. from China.
  • 1982 – Queen Elizabeth proclaimed Canada’s new constitution in effect. The act severed the last colonial links with Britain.
  • 1983 – China shelled the Vietnam border in retaliation for raids.
  • 1983 – Brazil detained four Libyan planes en route to Nicaragua after finding weapons, explosives and ammunition on the planes.
  • 1987 – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) sternly warned U.S. radio stations to watch the use of indecent language on the airwaves.
  • 1987 – The U.S. Patent Office began allowing the patenting of new animals created by genetic engineering.
  • 1992 – Italian financier Carlo de Benedetti and 32 others were convicted of fraud in connection with the 1982 collapse of Banco Ambrosiano.
  • 1992 – The House ethics committee listed 303 current and former lawmakers who had overdrawn their House bank accounts.

 

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