Tuesday’s Nostalgic News: May 2

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“BORN TODAY”

  • Lily Allen (1985) – Actress
  • Thomas McDonell (1986) – Actor (TV: “The 100”)
  • Robert Buckley (1981) – Actor, (“Lipstick Jungle” and “Clay Evans”, “One Tree Hill”)
  • Ellie Kemper (1980) Actress (“The Office”)
  • Gaius Charles (1983) – Actor (“Friday Night Lights”)
  • Jenna Van Oy (1977) – Actress
  • David Beckham (1975) – Soccer player
  • Pandora Boxx (1972) – Drag Queen
  • Dwayne Johnson (1972) – Wrestler, actor, known as The Rock
  • Mika Brzezinski (1967) – Television Host (“Morning Joe”)
  • Todd Sucherman (1969) – Musician (Styx)
  • Ty Herndon (1962) – Country singer
  • Elizabeth Berridge (1962) – Actress
  • Bruce Robert Howard (1961) – Musician (Blow Monkeys)
  • Donatella Versace (1955) – Italian Fashion Designer
  • Angela Bofill (1954) – R&B and jazz singer–songwriter
  • Christine Baranski (1952) – Actress (“The Good Wife”)
  • Joe Callis (1951) – Musician (Human League)
  • Lou Gramm (1950) – Musician (Foreigner)
  • Larry Gatlin (1948) – Singer (Gatlin Brothers)
  • Robert Henritt (1946) – Musician (The Kinks)
  • David Suchet (1946) – Actor
  • Lesley Gore (1946 – RIP 2015) – Singer (“It’s My Party”)
  • “Rudy” Randy Cain (1945) – Musician (The Delfonics)
  • Goldy McJohn (1945) – Musician (Steppenwolf)
  • Bianca Jagger (1945) – Model, human rights activist, was married to Mick Jagger  (Pictured Above)
  • Lorenzo Music (1937 – RIP 2001) – Actor, voice of Garfield, producer
  • Engelbert Humperdinck (Arnold George Dorsey) 1936 – Singer
  • Françoise Fabian (Michele Cortes De Leon y Fabianera) (1933) – Actress (“Reunion”, “Dressmaker”)
  • Roscoe Lee Browne (1925 – RIP 1922) – Actor (“Barney Miller”, “The Cosby Show”)
  • Theodore Bikel (1924 – RIP 2015) – Singer, actor (“Fiddler on the Roof”, “The African Queen”)
  • Nigel Patrick (1913 – RIP 1981) – Actor (“The Jack of Diamonds”, “The Mackintosh Man”), director, writer
  • Pinky Lee (Pincus Leff) (1907 – RIP 1993) – Entertainer (“The Pinky Lee Show”), burlesque
    Brian Aherne (1902 – RIP 1986) – Actor (“A Night to Remember”, “The Best of Everything”)
  • Baron Von Richthofen (The Red Baron) (1892 – RIP 1918) – German fighter pilot
  • Vernon Castle (1887 – RIP 1918) Dancer, actor (“The Whirl of Life”)
  • Hedda Hopper (Elda Furry) (1890 – RIP 1966) – Actress and gossip columnist
  • Catherine The Great (Ekaterina Alekseevna) (1729 – RIP 1796) – Russian leader Catherine II

“DIED TODAY”

  • Leonardo Da Vinci (Born: April 15, 1452 / Died: May 2, 1519)
  • Joseph McCarthy (Born: November 14, 1908 / Died: May 2, 1957)
  • J.Edgar Hoover (Born: January 1, 1895 / Died: May 2, 1972)
  • Osama Bin Laden (Born: March 10, 1957 / Died: May 2, 2011)
  • Efrem Zimbalist Jr. (Born: November 30, 1918 / Died: May 2, 2014)
  • Guy Hughes Carawan, Jr. (Born: July 27, 1927 / Died: May 2, 2015)

“MOVIES TODAY”

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“MUSIC TODAY”

  • 1938 – Ella Fitzgerald recorded “A-Tisket, A-Tasket” with Chick Webb’s band.
  • 1960 – Ben E. King left the Drifters and signed a deal with ATCO Records.
  • 1963 – The Beatles were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘From Me To You’, the group’s first No.1 and the first of eleven consecutive No.1’s. The title of the song was inspired from a letters column called From You To Us that ran in the British music newspaper, The New Musical Express.
  • 1964 – The Rolling Stones self-titled debut album started a 12-week run at No.1 on the UK charts.
  • 1964 – The Beatles held on to #1 for a fifth week with “Can’t Buy Me Love”.
  • 1966 – Simon & Garfunkel released the single “I Am a Rock”.

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  • 1966 – Dusty Springfield released the single “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me”.
  • 1967 – The Beach Boys abandoned recording sessions for the proposed albumSmile.
  • 1969 – The Who gave a press preview of their new rock opera ‘Tommy’ at Ronnie Scott’s in London, England.
  • 1969 – The Beatles recorded a re-make of the new George Harrison song ‘Something’ at Abbey Road Studios in London. The track is featured on the Abbey Road album.
  • 1969 – Pink Floyd appeared at Manchester Chamber Of Commerce, England. The show was recorded for the forthcoming album ‘Ummagumma’.
  • 1969 – Led Zeppelin played the first of two nights at The Pasadena Rose Palace, California. Many other acts appeared here including The Byrds, Cream, Santana, The Grateful Dead, and Joe Cocker
  • 1970 – Tyrone Davis moved to #1 on the R&B chart with “Turn Back The Hands Of Time”.
  • 1970 – “ABC” by the Jackson 5 remained at #1
  • 1970 – Make it nine weeks in a row at #1 for Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel.
  • 1970 – One Hit Wonder Norman Greenbaum was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Spirit In The Sky.’

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  • 1972 – Bruce Springsteen auditioned for CBS Records A&R man John Hammond in New York. Bruce passed the audition.
  • 1977 – Eric Clapton recorded “Wonderful Tonight.”  
  • 1978 – The Fall and Slaughter And The Dogs appeared at Band On The Wall in Manchester and at London’s Hackney, The Clash, The Tom Robinson Band and X-Ray Spec all appeared on the same night.
  • 1978 – Kate Bush was on the UK charts with her debut album ‘The Kick Inside’. The album which featured the singers No.1 hit ‘Wuthering Heights’ peaked at No.3 spent a total of 70 weeks on the UK chart.
  • 1979 – The Who appeared in concert for the first time following the death of drummer Keith Moon at the Rainbow Theatre in London. Kenney Jones was the group’s new drummer.
  • 1980 – The South African government banned the Pink Floyd song “Another Brick in the Wall (PartII).”
  • 1980 – Joy Division played what would be their last gig with singer Ian Curtis when they appeared at Birmingham University, England. Curtis committed suicide two weeks later.
  • 1981 – Smokey Robinson owned the top R&B song for a fifth week with “Being with You”.

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  • 1981 – Scottish singer Sheena Easton started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Morning Train (9 to 5)’. The title of the song was changed to avoid any confusion with the Dolly Parton hit ‘9 to 5’, in the same year.
  • 1983 – Spandau Ballet were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘True’, the group’s only No.1.
  • 1987 – Cutting Crew started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘(I Just), Died In Your Arms’, a No.4 hit in the UK.
  • 1991 – The video for the R.E.M. song ‘Losing My Religion’, was banned in Ireland because its religious imagery was seen as unfit for broadcast.
  • 1991 – Paula Abdul released the single “Rush, Rush”.
  • 1991 – Nirvana booked into Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, California for 16 days. On a budget of $65,000 and with Butch Vig producing the band started recording what would become the Nevermind album.
  • 1992 – The Cure scored their first UK No.1 album with ‘Wish’, their 15th album release, featuring the top 10 single ‘Friday I’m In Love’.
  • 1994 – Lisa Loeb released the single “Stay (I Missed You)”.

“TV/RADIO TODAY”

  • 1922 – WBAP-AM began broadcasting in north Texas.
  • 1932 – Jack Benny’s first radio show debuted on NBC Radio.
  • 1965 – The “Early Bird” satellite was used to transmit television pictures across the Atlantic.
  • 1965 – The Rolling Stones made their second appearance on the “Ed Sullivan Show.”

“OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS…”

  • 1885 – The magazine “Good Housekeeping” was first published.
  • 1989 – A security guard alerted the police after a man wearing a wig, fake mustache and false teeth walked into Zales Jewelers, California. Three squad cars arrived and police detained the man, who turned out to be Michael Jackson in disguise
  • 1902 – “A Trip to the Moon,” the first science fiction film was released. It was created by magician George Melies.
  • 1994 – Nelson Mandela claimed victory after South Africa’s first democratic elections.
  • 1992 – Bonnie Raitt received an honorary Doctor of Music Degree from Berklee College of Music during commencement ceremonies in Boston.
  • 1999 – St Vincent and the Grenadines issued a *NSYNC postage stamp in honor of the boy band.

“NATIONAL DAYS”

  • National Foster Care Day | First Tuesday in May *
  • National Life Insurance Day
  • National Truffle Day

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