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DYR Today, February 8


 “BORN TODAY”

  • Jeremy Davis (32)
  • Brooke Adams (33)
  • Cecily Strong (33)
  • Jim Verraros (34)
  • Pooch Hall (40)
  • Abi Titmuss (41)
  • Seth Green (43)
  • Joshua Morrow (43)
  • Kimbo Slice (43)
  • Big Show (45)
  • Stephanie Courtney (47)
  • Mary McCormack (48)
  • Shiva Rose (48)
  • Trinny Woodall (53)
  • Vince Neil (56)
  • John Grisham (62)
  • Mary Steenburgen (64)
  • Creed Bratton (74)
  • Nick Nolte (76)
  • Ted Koppel (77)
  • John Williams (85)
  • Dan Seals (RIP)
  • James Dean (RIP)
  • Jack Lemmon (RIP)
  • Lana Turner (RIP)
  • Jules Verne (RIP)
  • Gary Coleman (RIP)

“DIED TODAY”

  • Del Shannon (BornDecember 30, 1934/ DiedFebruary 8, 1990)

“MOVIES TODAY”

“MUSIC TODAY”

  • 1956 – The Teen Queens’ “Eddie, My Love” enters the R&B charts
  • 1956 – Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers’ Why Do Fools Fall In Love? enters the R&B charts
  • 1958 – The Diamonds had the best selling record in the United States with their version of “The Stroll”.
  • 1960 – Jim Reeves collects a #1 country single in Billboard magazine with “He’ll Have To Go”
  • 1960 – Mark Dinning’s Teen Angel hits #1
  • 1964 – The Beatles had the #1 song for a second week with “I Want To Hold Your Hand”.
  •  1965 – The Supremes released the single “Stop! In the Name of Love”.
  • 1967 – Peter & Gordon (“A World Without Love”) went their separate ways.
  • 1969 – TCB by Diana Ross & the Supremes with the Temptations moved to #1 on the Album chart
  • 1969 – Three Dog Night first appeared on the radio and on the chart on this date with their first single–“Try A Little Tenderness”.
  • 1973 – Carly Simon’s You’re So Vain is certified gold
  • 1975 – John Denver had the #1 Adult song with “Sweet Surrender”.
  • 1975 – The Ohio Players top the Billboard singles chart with “Fire” and the Hot 200 album chart with an LP of the same name.
  • 1986 – Billy Ocean rose to the #1 position in the U.K. with “When the Going Gets Tough (The Tough Get Going)”.
  • 1986 – Sade scored a #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with “The Sweetest Taboo”.
  • 1986 – Barbra Streisand owned the top album with The Broadway Album.
  • 1988 – Billy Ocean was on a roll and he released the single “Get Outta’ My Dreams, Get Into My Car”.
  • 1992 – Jodeci had the new #1 on the R&B chart with “Stay”.
  • 1992 – Garth Brooks accomplished the rare feat of returning to #1 for a fourth time with the same album.
  • 1993 – The Metallica single “Sad But True” was released.
  • 1997 – Erykah Badu topped the R&B charts with her single ‘On and On’ on this day.

“TV/RADIO TODAY”

  • 1959 – Johnny Cash performs his #1 Billboard Country chart hit, “Don’t Take Your Guns To Town” on The Ed Sullivan Show.
  • 1953 – Walt Disney appears as a guest on a one-hour special tribute of Ed Sullivan’s hit TV show The Toast of the Town.
  • 1956 – The Disneyland television series airs “Survival in Nature,” narrated by Winston Hibler.
  • 1985 – “The Dukes of Hazzard” ended its 6-1/2 year run on CBS television.
  • 1987 – The TV series The Wonderful World of Disney airs “The Liberators.”
  • 1993 – Tom Jones guest starred on NBC-TV’s “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”

“OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS…”

  • 1952 – Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the British throne. Her father, George VI, had died on February 6.
  • 1960 – Walt Disney receives two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, one for television and one for movies.
  • 1965 – Julie Andrews receives a Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture Actress – Musical/Comedy for her role in Disney’s Mary Poppins.
  • 1971 – Bob Dylan’s documentary Eat the Document premiered at the Academy of Music in New York City.  Proceeds went towards ending strip mining in Pike County, Kentucky.
  • 1974 – The three-man crew of the Skylab space station returned to Earth after 84 days.
  • 1982 – Cher makes her Broadway debut in Come Back To The Five And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean.
  • 2001 – Disney’s second Anaheim park (and 8th theme park in the world), Disney’s California Adventure Park officially opens along with its new Grand Californian hotel.

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