Tuesday’s “DYRT” – April 18

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“BORN TODAY”

  • Moises Arias (1994) – Actor (“Hannah Montana” and “Biagio”)
  • Nathan Sykes (1993) – Singer, songwriter and record producer
  • Chloe Bennet (1992) – Actress (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
  • Brittany Leanna “Britt” Robertson (1990) – Actress
  • Alia Shawkat (1989) – Actress (“Arrested Development”)
  • Samantha Jade (1987) – Singer, songwriter, actress and former child model
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (1987) – Model and Actress (Victoria’s Secret “Angel”)
  • America Ferrera (1984) – Actress (“Ugly Betty”)
  • Kourtney Kardashian (1979) TV personality, socialite, businesswoman and model.
  • Bryce Johnson (1977) – Actor (“Sleeping Dogs Lie”, “Lone Star”).
  • Melissa Joan Hart (1976) – Actress (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”)
  • Sean Maguire (1976) – Actor, Singer
  • Edgar Wright (1974) – Director, screenwriter, producer and actor
  • Eli Roth (1972) – Film director, producer, writer and actor (“Inglourious Basterds”)
  • David Tennant (1971) – Actor and voice actor (“Doctor Who”)
  • Maria Bello (1967) – Actress (“Payback,” “Coyote Ugly”)
  • Eric McCormack (1963) – Actor (“Will And Grace”)
  • Conan O’Brien (1963) – Television personality (“Late Night with Conan O’Brien”)
  • Jeff Dunham (1962) – American ventriloquist, producer, and stand-up comedian (Puppets: Achmed the Dead Terrorist, José Jalapeño on a Stick, Bubba J, Melvin the Superhero Guy, Walter)
  • Jane Leeves (1961) – Actress, singer – (TV: “Frazier”)
  • Eric Roberts (1956) – Actor (“Doctor Who”, “The Coca-Cola Kid”), brother of actress Julia Roberts
  • Melody Thomas Scott (1956) – Actress (“Young and the Restless”)
  • John James (1956) – Actor (“Search for Tomorrow”, “As the World Turns”)
  • Rick Moranis (1954) – Actor (“Parenthood”, “Ghostbuster” series, “Spaceballs”)
  • Kenny Ortega (1950) – American producer, director, and choreographer
  • Cindy Pickett (1947) – Actress (“Guiding Light”)
  • Dorothy Lyman (1947) – Actress (“All My Children”)
  • James Woods (1947) – Actor (“The Onion Field”, “Casino”)
  • Alexander “Skip” Spence (1946) – Musician (Moby Grape, Jefferson Airplane)
  • Hayley Mills (1946) – (Featured Above) – Actress (“The Parent Trap”), Singer
  • Robert Hooks (1937) – Actor (“Star Trek III: The Search for Spock”, “Passenger 57”)
  • James Drury (James Child Drury, Jr.) (1934) – Actor (“The Virginian”)
  • Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown (1924 – RIP 2005) – Blues Musician
  • Barbara Hale (1922 – RIP 2017) – Actress (“Perry Mason”, “Airport”)

“DIED TODAY”

  • Irving Cummings (October 9, 1888 – April 18, 1959)
  • Dick Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012)

“MOVIES TODAY”

“MUSIC TODAY”

  • 1939 – Gene Autry recorded “Back in the Saddle Again.”
  • 1965 – Marian Anderson ended her 30-year singing career with a concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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  • 1984 – Michael Jackson went into surgery due to his hair catching on fire during a commercial.
  • 1985 – Liberace earned $2,000,000 for his engagement at Radio City Music Hall. He broke his own record of $1.6 million.
  • 1985 – Wham! became the first Western act to release a pop album, “Make It Big,” in China

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  • 1989 – The album “Twice Shy” was released by Great White.
  • 1998 – Diamond Rio was inducted into the Grande Ole Opry.
  • 2003 – Etta James received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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“TV/RADIO TODAY”

  • 1960 – The Mutual Broadcasting System was sold to the 3M Company of Minnesota for $1.25 million.
  • 1971 – The Jackson 5, Danny Thomas and Bill Cosby were guests on Diana Ross’ solo TV special “diana.”

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  • 1975 – Alice Cooper’s first TV special, “Welcome To My Nightmare: The Making Of A Record Album” aired.
  • 1979 – The TV show “Real People” premiered.

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  • 1985 – Ted Turner filed for a hostile takeover of CBS.

“OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS…”

  • 1910 – Walter R. Brookins made the first airplane flight at night.
  • 1923 – Yankee Stadium opened in the Bronx, NY and John Phillip Sousa’s band played the National Anthem.
  • 1924 – Simon and Schuster, Inc. published the first “Crossword Puzzle Book.”
  • 1934 – The first Laundromat opened in Texas.
  • 1938 – Superman made his first appearance in Action Comics.
  • 1950 – The first transatlantic jet passenger trip was completed.
  • 1956 – Actress Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco were married. The religious ceremony took place the day after.  
  • 1984 – Mike MacCarthy and Amanda Tucker made a sky dive from the Eiffel Tower. The jump ended safely.
  • 1999 – Wayne Gretzky of the New York Rangers played his final game in the NHL. He retired as the NHL’s all-time leading scorer and holder of 61 individual records.

 

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