Tuesday’s “DYRT” – April 19

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  • Catalina Sandino Moreno (1981) – Actress (“Maria Full Of Grace”)`
  • Hayden Christensen (1981) – Actor (“Life as a House,” “Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones,” “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith”)
  • Nick Groff (1980) – Paranormal investigator, musician, and television personality.
  • Kate Hudson (1979) – Actress (“Almost Famous”)
  • James Franco (1978) – Actor (“Milk”, “Spider-Man”)
  • Luis Miguel (1970) – Mexican Singer and icon
  • Jesse James (1969) – American television personality and motorcycle builder
  • Ashley Judd (1968) – Actress (Kuffs, Sisters)
  • Suge Knight (1965) – American record producer, music executive, and a former American football defensive end for the Los Angeles Rams
  • Ruby Wax (1953) – American actress, mental health campaigner, lecturer, and author
  • Tony Plana (1952) – Actor (“Ugly Betty”)
  • Paloma Picasso (1949) – Fashion Designer, Jewelry Designer, Businesswoman, Socialite, Style Icon and Actress (Immoral Tales)
  • Tim Curry (1946) – Actor (“Stephen King’s It”, “Amadeus”, “The Hunt for Red October”, “Rocky Horror Show”)
  • Ellen Weston (1939) American actress (Betty-SWAT)
  • Elinor Donahue (1937) – Actress (“Father Knows Best”, “The Andy Griffith Show”, “Pretty Woman”)
  • Dickie Goodman (Richard Dorian Goodman) (1934 – RIP 1989) – Entertainer/Parody Singer (Buchanan and Goodman, Flying Saucer)
  • Dudley Moore (1935 – RIP 2002) – Actor (“Arthur”, “Bedazzled”)

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  • Dick Sargent (1930 – RIP 1994) – Actor (“Bewitched”, “Fantasy Island”)
  • Jayne Mansfield – (Vera Jane Palmer) (1932 – RIP 1967) – Actress (“It Takes a Thief”)
  • Garfield Morgan (1931 – RIP 2009) Brtish actor (Odessa File, To Catch a Spy)
  • Hugh O’Brian (Hugh Charles Krampe) (1925 – RIP 2016) – Actor (“The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp”)


  • Lord Byron (January 22, 1788 – April 19, 1824) – Poet, Peer, Politician and a leading figure in the Romantic Movement (“Don Juan”, “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage” and “She Walks In Beauty”)
  • Charles Darwin (February 12, 1809 – April 19, 1882) – Naturalist, Geologist and Biologist known for contributions to the science of Evolution
  • George Davis [(November 7, 1889 – April 19, 1965) – Actor (“Private Lives”, “Devil May Care”)
  • Norris McWhirter (August 12, 1925 – April 19, 2004) – Co-founder of the Guinness Book of Records
  • Ruth Hussey (October 31, 1911 – April 19, 2005) – Actress  (“Another Thin Man”)
  • Allan Arbus (February 15, 1918 – April 19, 2013) – Actor (“M*A*S*H”)
  • Patrick Ewart Garland (April 10, 1935 – April 19, 2013) – Director, Writer and Actor – (“Age Of Kings”)


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  • 1956 – Elvis Presley performed at the Civic Center Music Hall in the Municipal Auditorium in Oklahoma City, Texas.
  • 1961 – Bobby Lewis released the single “Tossin’ And Turnin’” on Beltone Records.
  • 1961 – Ricky Nelson released the single “Travelin’ Man” on Imperial Records.

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  • 1965 – The film T.A.M.I. (Teen-Age Music International) Show featuring The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, Four Tops, James Brown, The Beach Boys and Smokey Robinson & The Miracles opened in London, England under the title Teenage Command Performance.
  • 1965 – The Beatles single ‘Ticket to Ride’ was released on Capitol records in the US. The single’s label stated that the song was from the upcoming movie ‘Eight Arms to Hold You’ (the original name for the movie ‘Help!’).
  • 1967 – Jimi Hendrix The Walker Brothers, Engelbert Humperdink and Cat Stevens, played two shows at The Odeon, Birmingham, England.
  • 1968 – Pink Floyd released their fourth UK single ‘It Would Be So Nice’, written by Richard Wright, with Roger Waters’ ‘Julia Dream’ on the B-side.
  • 1969 – The Isley Brothers took over the top spot on the R&B chart with “It’s Your Thing”.
  • 1969 – “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In”, one of The Top 20 Songs of the Rock Era* by the 5th Dimension, was #1 for the second out of six consecutive weeks.

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  • 1969 – Smile (later to be known as Queen ) appeared at the Revolution Club in London, England.
  • 1975 – The Stylistics had the #1 album in the U.K. with The Best Of the Stylistics.
  • 1975 – The Captain & Tennille had their first single debut on the chart on this date with “Love Will Keep Us Together”.
  • 1975 – Tony Orlando & Dawn had the #1 Adult Contemporary song with “He Don’t Love You (Like I Love You).
  • 1975 – Led Zeppelin remained at #1 on the Album chart for the fifth week withPhysical Graffiti.
  • 1978 – Patti Smith released the single “Because the Night.”
  • 1980 – Blondie went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Call Me’, featured in the Richard Gere movie ‘American Gigolo’, the track was also a No.1 in the UK.

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  • 1980 – 32 year old English singer Brian Johnson joined Australian group AC/DC, replacing Bon Scott who had died after a drinks binge in February 1980.
  • 1980 –  For the first time ever the Top five artists on the US country chart were all female, Crystal Gayle who was at No.1, with Dottie West, Debbie Boone, Emmylou Harris and Tammy Wynette making up the rest of the Top 5.
  • 1980 –  R.E.M. played their first gig as R.E.M. at the 11:11 Koffee Club, Athens, Georgia to 150 people.
  • 1985 – Bryan Adams was on the UK album chart with Reckelss. His fourth studio album was the first Canadian album to sell more than one million units within Canada. Six singles were released from the album: ‘Run to You,’ ‘Somebody,’ ‘Heaven,’ ‘Summer of ’69,’ ‘One Night Love Affair,’ and ‘It’s Only Love.’ All six singles made the top 15 on the US Billboard Hot 100, a feat that at the time had been accomplished previously only by Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
  • 1986 – George Michael was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘A Different Corner’, the singers second solo No.1. Michael became the first solo act in the history of the UK chart to reach No.1 with his first two releases.
  • 1986 – Prince started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Kiss.’ Prince also had the No.2 song ‘Manic Monday’, by The Bangles, which he wrote under the pseudonym ‘Christopher.’
  • 1986 – Whitney Houston dominated the Album chart, spending a ninth week (out of 14) at #1 with her self-titled debut.
  • 1986 – “Overjoyed” by Stevie Wonder spent a second week atop the Adult Contemporary chart.
  • 1990 – On this week’s BBC- TV’s ‘French and Saunders’ show, Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour, Lemmy, Mark King (Level 42), and Gary Moore all appeared in a comedy courthouse sketch. The sketch ended with all the guitarist’s jamming together.
  • 1991 – Michael Bolton released “Time, Love and Tenderness.”


  • 1924 – “The Chicago Barn Dance” debuted on WLS Radio in Chicago. The show was later renamed “The National Barn Dance.”
  • 1990 – The TV movie “Summer Dreams: The Story of the Beach Boys” aired on ABC.
  • 1997 – ABC-TV debuts the new animated Disney series Nightmare Ned, with two back-to- back episodes – “Ned’s Life as a Dog” and “A Doll’s House.” The series focuses on the young Ned Needlemeyer (voiced by Courtland Mead) as he deals with his fears and problems through his nightmares..

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  • 1998 -“My Date with the President’s Daughter” airs on The Wonderful World of Disney.


  • 1956 – Clyde McPhatter (Drifters) was released from the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • 1956 – Actress Grace Kelly became Princess Grace of Monaco when she married Prince Rainier III of Monaco. The civil ceremony took place on April 18.
  • 1956 – Clyde McPhatter (Drifters) was released from the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • 1977 – Alex Haley received a special Pulitzer Prize for his book “Roots.”

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  • 1988 – Sonny Bono was inaugurated as the Mayor of Palm Springs, CA.
  • 1994 -The Palace Theater (in New York City) sets a Broadway record by selling $700,000 worth of advanced tickets for the Disney stage musical Beauty and the Beast, the day after its official premiere
  • 1996 – Original Mouseketeer Annette Funicello and 60s teen idol Frankie Avalon make a special appearance in an afternoon parade at Disneyland.
  • 1998 – Andrea Bocelli performed for Bill and Hillary Clinton with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
  • 2000 – Letters written by Greta Garbo were put on exhibit. The letters were made public ten years after Garbo’s death.
  • 2002 – Layne Staley (Alice in Chains) was found dead in his apartment.
  • 2008 – The first Record Store Day was held. The event was founded to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store

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