Sunday’s “DYRT” – April 23

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  • Dev Patel (1977) – Actor (“Slumdog Millionaire“)
  • Jamie King (1979) – Model & Actress (“Sin City” (2005) and “My Bloody Valentine 3D”(2009) and “Hart of Dixie”)
  • Joanna Krupa (1979) – Model, Actess & Animal Rights Activist (“Dancing with the Stars”, “Top Model”, and “The Real Housewives of Miami”)
  • John Cena (1977) – professional wrestler, rapper, actor, and reality television show host.
  • John Oliver (1977) – Comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, media critic, and television host (“Last Week Tonight with John Oliver“)
  • Kal Penn (1977) – American actor, producer, chef, and civil servant (“House M.D.“)
  • Barry Watson (1974) – Actor (“7th Heaven“)
  • Melina Kanakaredes (1967) – Actress (“Providence,” “Guiding Light,” “CSI: New York“)
  • John Hannah (1962) – Actor (“Four Weddings and a Funeral”)
  • George Lopez (1961) – Comedian and Actor (“George Lopez“)
  • Valerie Bertinelli (1960) – Actress (“One Day At A Time“)
  • Craig Sheffer (1960) – Actor (“A River Runs Through It“)
  • Steve Clark (Stephen Maynard Clark) (1960 – RIP 1991) – Musician (Def Leppard)
  • Judy Davis (1955) – Actress (“My Brilliant Career“, “Husbands And Wives“, “The Dressmaker“)
  • Hervé Villechaize (1943 – RIP 1993) – Actor (“Fantasy Island”)
  • Michael Moore (1954) Documentary Filmmaker & Author (“Fahrenheit 9/11″ (2004), “War on Terror, “Bowling for Columbine” (2002) and “Roger & Me”)
  • Joyce DeWitt (1949) – Actress (“Three’s Company”)
  • Lee Majors (Harvey Lee Yeary II) (1940) – Actor (“The Six Million Dollar Man,” “Big Valley,” “The Bionic Woman“)
  • David Birney (1939) – Actor (“Oh, God! Book 2,” “St. Elsewhere“)
  • Roy Orbison (1936 – RIP 1988 ) Singer (Traveling Wilburys)
  • Sandra Dee (Alexandra Zuck) (1942 – RIP 2005) – Actress (“Until They Sail” (1958), “Imitation of Life” and “Gidget” (both 1959)) Halston (Roy Frowick) (1932 – RIP 1990) – Fashion designer, created the pillbox hat that was worn by Jackie Kennedy at President Kennedy’s inauguration
  • Alan Oppenheimer (1930) – Actor (“Murphy Brown,” “The Six Million Dollar Man,” “The Bionic Woman“)
  • Shirley (Jane) Temple Black (1928 – RIP 2014) – Child actress (“Little Miss Marker,” “Heidi,” “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm“)
  • Janet Blair (Martha Jane Lafferty) (1921 – RIP 2007) – Big Band Singer & Actress (“My Sister Eileen,” “The Fabulous Dorseys“)
  • James Buchanan – US President (1791 – RIP 1868)
  • William Shakespeare (1564 – RIP 1616) Poet, playwright (“Julius Caesar,” “Romeo and Juliet,” “MacBeth“), believed to have been born on April 23 based on his baptism on April 26, 1564


  • William Shakespeare (April 1564 – April 23, 1616)
  • Paulette Goddard (June 3, 1910 – April 23, 1990)
  • Sawyer Sweeten (May 12, 1995 – April 23, 2015)


  • Erin Marie Moran (October 18, 1960 – April 22, 2017)

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  • 1963 – The Beatles and The Rolling Stones meet for the first time during a Stones performance at the Crawdaddy Club. The music venue in Richmond, Surrey, also saw performances by Led Zeppelin, Long John Baldry, Elton John and & Rod Stewart.
  • 1964 – Peter and Gordon were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with the John Lennonand Paul McCartney song ‘A World Without Love.’ The Duo’s only UK No.1.
  • 1965 – The Rolling Stones kicked off their third North American tour at the Maurice Richard Arena in Montreal, Canada. The 4,750-seat, multi-purpose arena was built in 1962.
  • 1965 – The Four Tops released the single ‘I Can’t Help Myself”
  • 1966 – Going Places by Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass remained at #1 for the second of five weeks at the top of the Album chart .  
  • 1966 – The Righteous Brothers enjoyed a third week at #1 with “(You’re My) Soul And Inspiration”

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  • 1969 – The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Get Back’ the group’s 16th UK No.1. Credited to “The Beatles with Billy Preston”, it was the Beatles’ only single that credited another artist, ‘Get Back’ was also the Beatles’ first single release in true stereo in the US.
  • 1971 – The Rolling Stones released their classic album Sticky Fingers in the UK. The band’s first release on their own label via Atlantic Records, the cover was designed by Andy Warhol, who was paid $15,000 for his effort
  • 1976 – Bob Marley and the Wailers began their 42-date tour at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.
  • 1976 – Ramones released their eponymous debut album.
  • 1977 – Thelma Houston went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Don’t Leave Me This Way’, a No.13 hit in the UK.
  • 1977 – We were introduced to the younger brother of the Bee Gees, Andy Gibb, on this date as his first career single, “I Just Want To Be Your Everything”, debuted on the chart.

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  • 1978 – Sid Vicious filmed his rendition of Paul Anka’s “My Way” for the Sex Pistols’ film “The Great Rock n’ Roll Swindle.”
  • 1979:  Kenny Rogers released the single “She Believes in Me”. Don’t be fooled by the plethora of other “fake” songs.
  • 1981 – Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins reunited in Stuttgart, Germany and recorded “The Survivors.”
  • 1983 – Dexy’s Midnight Runners had the new #1 song with “Come On Eileen”. 
  • 1983 – David Bowie started a three week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with the Nile Rodgers produced ‘Let’s Dance’, featuring the title track which made No. 1 on the US and UK singles chart and ‘China Girl.’
  • 1983 – U2 kicked off their 48-date ‘War’ North American tour at The Carolina Concert For Children benefit, Chapel Hill, Carolina.
  • 1988 – The Dirty Dancing Soundtrack was at #1 on the U.S. Album chart
  • 1988 – Gloria Estefan & the Miami Sound Machine moved into the #1 slot on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Anything For You”.
  • 1988 – Whitney Houston broke a record held by the Bee Gees when she recorded her seventh straight #1 song with “Where Do Broken Hearts Go”.  

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  • 1993 – Guns N’ Roses played the first of two nights at Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico.
  • 1988 – Iron Maiden went to No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son’, their second No.1 LP.
  • 1988 – Roy Orbison celebrated his 52nd birthday at a Bruce Springsteen concert, during which the audience sang happy birthday to him.
  • 1988 – Whitney Houston smashed a chart record held by The Beatles and The Bee Geeswhen ‘Where Do Broken Hearts Go’, became her seventh consecutive US No.1, a No.14 hit in the UK.
  • 1994 – Pink Floyd were at No.1 on the UK album chart with ‘The Division Bell’, their fourth No.1 album.


  • 1979 – David Bowie premiered his new single ‘Boy’s Keep Swinging’, on the BBC’s TV’s ‘Kenny Everett Video Show.’
  • 1985 – Liberace first appeared on the TV soap opera “Another World”. He also was a guest VJ on MTV later in the afternoon.


  • 1954 – Hank Aaron of the Milwaukee Braves hit his first major-league home run on this day.
  • 1985 – The Coca-Cola Company announced that it was changing its 99-year-old secret formula. New Coke was not successful, which resulted in the resumption of selling the original version.

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  • 1989 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played his last regular season game in the NBA.
  • 1987 – Carole King sued record company owner Lou Adler for breach of contract. King claimed that she was owed over $400,000 in royalties. She also asked for all rights to her old recordings.
  • 1991 – Founder member of The New York Dolls Johnny Thunders (John Anthony Genzale, Jr), died of a drug overdose.
  • 1992 – George Michael announced he was donating $500,000 royalties from the sale of ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’, to various British and American charities.
  • 1997 – The Four Tops received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
  • 2005 – The first video was uploaded to

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