Wednesday’s Nostalgic News: May 3

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“BORN TODAY”

  • Poppy Delevingne (1986) – Actress/Model (“Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie”)
  • Meagan Tandy (1985) – Actress/Model (“Teen Wolf”)
  • Cheryl Burke (1984) – Dancer (“Dancing with the Stars”)
  • Rebecca Hall (1982) – Actress (“The Prestige”, “Vicky Cristina Barcelona”)
  • Eric Church (1977) – Country Music Singer & Songwriter
  • Willie Geist (1975) – News Anchor & Journalist
  • Farrah Destiny Franklin (1981) – Singer (Destiny’s Child)
  • Dule’ Hill (1975) – Actor (“The West Wing”)
  • Christina Hendricks (1975) – Actress (“Mad Men”)
  • Damon Dash (1971) – American entrepreneur, music producer and actor.
  • Bobby Cannavale (1970) – Actor
  • Jeffrey Sebelia (1970) – Fashion Designer
  • Nina Garcia (1965) – Fashion Journalist & Critic
  • Kevin Kilner (1958) – Actor (“Cinderella Story”)
  • David Ball (1959) – Musician (Soft Cell)
  • Cactus Moser (1957) – Musician (Highway 101)
  • Bruce Hall (1953) – Musician (REO Speedwagon)
  • Christopher Cross (Christopher Charles Geppert) (1951) – Singer, songwriter
  • Mary Hopkin (1950) – Folk singer
  • Chris Mulkey (1948) Actor (“Twin Peaks”)
  • Doug Henning (1947 – RIP 2000) – Magician, illusionist, escape artist
  • Greg Gumbel (1946) – Sportscaster
  • Ron Popeil (1935) – American inventor and marketing personality, Ronco
  • Samantha Eggar (1939) – Actress (“Dr. Doolittle”)
  • Frankie Valli (1934) (Featured Above) – Musician (The Four Seasons)
  • Alex Cord (1933) – Actor (“Airwolf”)
  • James Joseph Brown (1933 – RIP 2006) – Singer
  • Joe Ames (1924 – RIP 2007) Musician (The Ames Brothers)
  • Betty Comden (1917 – RIP 2006) – Comden of the musical-comedy duo Comden and Green
  • Pete Seeger (1919 – RIP 2014) Folk singer
  • Bing Crosby (1903 – RIP 1977) Singer, according to Bing Crosby his birthday is May 2nd, his birthday is actually May 3

“DIED TODAY”

  • Bruce Cabot (Born: April 20, 1904 / Died: May 3, 1972)
  • George Murphy (Born: July 4, 1902 / Died: May 3, 1992)
  • Jackie Cooper (Born: September 15, 1922 / Died: May 3, 2011)

“MOVIES TODAY”

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“MUSIC TODAY”

  • 1939 – “Beer Barrel Polka” was recorded by The Andrews Sisters. 
  • 1963 – The Beatles played the last show on a UK tour supporting Helen Shapiro at The Gaumont Cinema, Hanley, Stoke.
  • 1966 – Neil Young Stephen Stills and Richie Furay formed Buffalo Springfield in Los Angeles. Among the first wave of American bands to become popular in the wake of the British invasion, the group combined rock, folk, and country music into a sound all its own. Its million-selling song ‘For What It’s Worth’ became a political anthem for the turbulent late 1960s.
  • 1967 – A twice-nightly tour kicked off in the UK at The ABC in Romford Essex featuring, Small Faces, Jeff Beck, Roy Orbison and Paul and Barry Ryan.
  • 1967 – The Hollies recorded “Carrie Anne” in two takes. 
  • 1969 – Good news, It was week #4 at the top for “Aquarius”/”Let The Sunshine In” by the 5th Dimension.
  • 1969 – Led Zeppelin recorded their first BBC Radio 1 ‘Top Gear’ session during the afternoon at the Playhouse Theatre in London, England.
  • 1971 – Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds released the single “Don’t Pull Your Love”.

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  • 1973 – Slade’s ‘Com On Feel The Noize’, entered the UK at No.1, making Slade the first act to achieve this since The Beatles.’
  • 1973 – Diana Ross released the single “Touch Me In The Morning”.
  • 1975 – The Carpenters had yet another #1 Adult Contemporary song (the 12th of their career) with “Only Yesterday”.
  • 1975 – Barry White scored a #1 R&B song with “What Am I Gonna’ Do With You”.
  • 1976 – Paul McCartney made his first American stage appearance in 10 years. The “Wings Over America” tour began in Ft. Worth,
  • 1976 – Paul Simon, Jimmy Cliff and Phoebe Snow teamed up for a benefit concert for the New York Public Library.
  • 1977 – The first night of an UK tour with Johnny Thunders and the Heartbreakers, Cherry Vanilla and The Police kicked off at the Roxy Club, London.
  • 1979 – The Bee Gees scored their fourth UK No.1 single with ‘Tragedy.’ Also today The Bee Gees went to No.1 on the US album chat with ‘Spirits Having Flown’, the brother’s second US No.1 album.

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  • 1980 – Blondie achieved a third week at #1 with “Call Me”.
  • 1984 – Nena started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ’99 Red Balloons.’ Originally sung in German, ’99 Luftballons’ was re-recorded in English as ’99 Red Balloons’.
  • 1986 – Whitney Houston remained at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Greatest Love Of All”.
  • 1986 – Robert Palmer earned a #1 song with “Addicted To Love”.

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  • 1990 – Lindy Layton and Beats International were at No.1 in the UK with the single ‘Dub Be Good To Me.’
  • 1990 – During a world tour Paul McCartney played the first of 6 sold-out nights at the Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan. The final night was broadcast live to venues in 10 other Japanese cities; Fukuoka, Hiroshima, Kumamoto, Matsuyama, Nagoya, Niigata, Osaka, Sapporp, Sendai and Takamatsu.
  • 1995 – Foo Fighters made their live debut during a benefit show at The Satyricon in Portland, Oregon.
  • 2000 – Tom Jones won the Best male artist at this year’s Brit Awards.

“TV/RADIO TODAY”

  • 1964 – Gerry & the Pacemakers made their U.S. TV debut on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” They performed “Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying.”
  • 1966 – The game “Twister” was featured on the “Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson.
  • 1971 – National Public Radio broadcast for the first time.

“OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS…”

  • 1933 – The U.S. Mint was under the direction of a woman for the first time when Nellie Ross took the position.
  • 1937 – Margaret Mitchell won a Pulitzer Prize for “Gone With The Wind.”
  • 1952 – The first airplane landed at the geographic North Pole.
  • 1967 – Carl Wilson (Beach Boys) went to court on draft evasion charges.
  • 1969 – Jimi Hendrix was arrested when Canadian customs officials found heroin in his bag.
  • 1971 – James Earl Ray, Martin Luther King’s assassin, was caught in a jailbreak attempt.
  • 1986 – Dollywood (Dolly Parton’s theme park) opened in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

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  • 1985 – Michael Jackson visited Madame Tussauds Waxworks in London, England to unveil his waxwork look-alike.
  • 1992 – Five days of rioting and looting ended in Los Angeles, CA. The riots, that killed 53 people, began after the acquittal of police officers in the beating of Rodney King.
  • 1994 – The Smashing Pumpkins were banned from appearing on BBC TV’s Top Of The Pops due to the content of the song’s lyrics. The bands single ‘Disarm’ was this week’s highest new entry.
  • 1999 – US music professor Peter Jeffrey went to court to sue The Smashing Pumpkins, their promoters and a company who make ear plugs after claiming his hearing was damaged at a concert in Connecticut.
  • 2000 – Former Bay City Roller, Derek Longmuir was released on bail on charges of downloading child pornographic images from the internet and keeping indecent videos in his home. 

“NATIONAL DAYS”

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