Tuesday’s “DYRT” – April 25

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  • Sara Paxton (1988) – Actress
  • John DeLuca (1986) – Actor
  • Melonie Diaz (1984) – Actress
  • Jacob Underwood (1980) – Actor
  • Marguerite Moreau (1977) – Actress (“Queen Of The Damned”)
  • Matthew Joseph West (1977) – Musician
  • Emily Bergl (1975) – Actress (“The Rage: Carrie 2”)
  • Jason Lee (1970) – Actor (“My Name is Earl”)
  • Joe Buck (1969) – Sportscaster
  • Gina Torres (1969) – Actress 
  • Renée Zellweger (1969) – Actress
  • Jane Clayson (1967) – Television host, journalist, author
  • Eric Avery (1965) – Musician (Jane’s Addiction)
  • James Barbour (1965) – Actor, singer (“A Tale of Two Cities”)
  • Andy Bell 1964 – Musician (Erasure)
  • Hank Azaria (1964) – Actor
  • Jeffrey De Munn (1947) – Actor (“The Green Mile”, “The Shawshank Redemption,” TV: “The Walking Dead”)
  • Talia Shire (1946) – Actress (“The Godfather”, “Rocky” film series)
  • Stu Cook (1945) – Musician (CCR)
  • Bjorn Ulvaeus (1945) – Musician (Abba)
  • Len Goodman (71)
  • Al Pacino (1940) – Actor
  • William Roache (1932) – Actor (“Coronation Street”)
  • Ella Fitzgerald (1917 – RIP 1996)


  • Ginger Rogers (July 16, 1911 – April 25, 1995)
  • Bea Arthur (May 13, 1922 – April 25, 2009)
  • Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez (May 27, 1971 – April 25, 2002)
  • Billy Paul (Paul Williams)  (December 1, 1934 – April 24, 2016)


  • National DNA Day
  • National East Meets West Day
  • National Hug a Plumber Day
  • National Telephone Day
  • National Zucchini Bread Day



  • 1954 – Johnnie Ray was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Such A Night.’ The singer’s first of three UK No.1’s.
  • 1960 –  Elvis Presley started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Stuck On You’, his first hit single after his two-year stint in the US Army. It became his first No.1 single of the 1960s and thirteenth overall.
  • 1964 – The Beatles placed an incredible 14 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, a feat no touring and recording artist has come anywhere close to since.
  • 1965 – During a North American tour, The Rolling Stones appeared at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto to over 16,000 fans.
  • 1967 – Just days after the completion of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles embark upon their next project, recording the theme to ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ at Abbey Road studios in London.
  • 1970 – The Jackson Five started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘ABC’. It was the group’s second US No. 1, a No.8 hit in the UK.

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  • 1970 – The Beatles spent a third week atop the Adult Contemporary chart with “Let It Be”.
  • 1974 – Steely Dan’s “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number” was released.
  • 1977 – Elvis Presley made the last recordings of his life during a concert at the Saginaw, Michigan Civic Centre. Three songs from the show appeared on the posthumously released Presley album, ‘Moody Blue’.
  • 1979 – The Police made their debut on BBC TV’s Top Of The Pops performing ‘Roxanne’. The single which was taken from their album Outlandos d’Amour was written from the point-of-view of a man who falls in love with a prostitute.
  • 1982 – Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Ebony And Ivory.’ This was McCartney’s 24th No.1 hit single as a songwriter. It was later named as the tenth worst song of all time by Blender magazine and in 2007 was named the worst duet in history by BBC 6 Music listeners.
  • 1987 – Madonna went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘La Isla Bonita.’ The fifth and final single from her third studio album, True Blue, made her the only female artist to score four UK No.1 singles.

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  • 1987 – U2 started a five-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with their fifth studio album Joshua Tree.
  • 1992 – Kris Kross started an eight week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Jump’, a No.2 hit in the UK. The duo of Chris Smith and Chris Kelly were 12 and 13 when they recorded the song.
  • 1994 – The Eagles played the first of two shows where they recorded their ‘Hell Freezes Over’ album. The name of the album was taken from an earlier quote by Glen Frey, who responded to the question “When will the Eagles get back together?”
  • 1997 – U2’s ‘Pop Mart’ world tour kicked off at The Las Vegas San Boyd Stadium in front of 35,000 fans. The tour featured the largest video screen in the world and would visit 80 cities around the planet.
  • 1998 – Next spent the first of four weeks at #1 with “Too Close”.
  • 1999 – Nas had the #1 album in the U.S. with I Am. 


  • 1938 – “Your Family and Mine,” a radio serial, was first broadcast.
  • 1940 – W2XBS (now WCBS-TV) in New York City presented the first circus on TV.
  • 1970 – Dionne Warwick – Souled Out aired on British TV with guests Creedence Clearwater Revival and Glen Campbell.


  • 1962 – The U.S. spacecraft, Ranger, crashed on the Moon.
  • 1968 – The Beatles refused to perform for the Queen of England at a British Olympic Appeal Fund show because “Our decision would be the same no matter what the cause. We don’t do benefits.”
  • 1974 – Pamela Courson the long-term companion of the late Jim Morrison died of a drugs overdose. It was Courson who found The Doors singer dead on July 3, 1971 in the bathtub of their apartment in Paris, France.
  • 1983 – The Pioneer 10 spacecraft crossed Pluto’s orbit, speeding on its endless voyage through the Milky Way.

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  • 1985 – “Big River,” the musical by Roger Miller, opened on Broadway.
  • 1987 – Peter O’Toole opened in “Pygmalion” on Broadway.
  • 1990 – The Fender Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix played at the Woodstock festival was auctioned off for a record $295,000. His two-hour set at the 1969 festival became the longest of his career.
  • 1994 – Adam Horovitz of the Beastie Boys was sentenced to 200 hours of community service for attacking a TV cameraman during the memorial services for actor River Phoenix the previous November.
  • 1996 – A pair of skin-tight trousers owned by Queen singer Freddie Mercury were sold at a pop memorabilia sale in London.
  • 2002 – TLC member Lisa Lopes was killed in a car accident in La Ceiba, Honduras, aged 30.
  • 2007 – The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 13,000 for the first time.


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