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DYR Today, February 10


 “BORN TODAY”

  • Stephanie Beatriz (36)
  • Holly Willoughby (36)
  • Elizabeth Banks (43)
  • Sarah Aldrich (47)
  • Laura Dern (50)
  • Vince Gilligan (50)
  • Glenn Beck (53)
  • Alexander Payne (56)
  • George Stephanopoulos (56)
  • Jim Cramer (62)
  • Mark Spitz (67)
  • Michael Apted (76)
  • Roberta Flack (78)
  • Robert Wagner (87)
  • Cliff Burton (RIP)
  • Jimmy Durante (RIP)

“DIED TODAY”

  • A.A. Milne (Born: January 18, 1882 / Died: January 31, 1956)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder (Born: February 7, 1867/ Died: February 10, 1957)
  • Jim Varney (Born: June 15, 1949/ Died: February 10, 2000)
  • Roy Scheider (Born: November 10, 1932/ Died: February 10, 2008)
  • Shirley Temple (Born: April 23, 1928/ Died: February 10, 2014)

“MOVIES TODAY”

“MUSIC TODAY”

  • 1951 – “Somebody’s Gotta Go,” Coolie Williams & His Orchestra hits #1 on the R&B Charts
  • 1958 – The Chester’s debut, “The Fires Burn No More,” was released. The group went on to become Little Anthony & the Imperials.
  • 1958 – Frank Sinatra moved to #1 on the Album chart with Come Fly With Me.
    https://youtu.be/HfQnc08dNng
  • 1962 – Henry Mancini owned the top album with the Soundtrack to “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”.
  • 1962 – Elvis Presley achieved a fifth week at #1 on the Easy Listening chart with “Can’t Help Falling In Love”.
  • 1968 – The “Magical Mystery Tour” Soundtrack by the Beatles dominated the Album chart for a sixth week.
  • 1968 – “Chain Of Fools” by Aretha Franklin led the way on the R&B chart for a fourth week.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHeqFxHSVfA
  • 1968 – Two great acts of the Rock Era debuted on the chart on the same date in history, “Dance To The Music”.
  • 1968 – “Love Is Blue”, The #1 Instrumental of the Rock Era*, moved from 7 to 1 on this date Paul Mauriat & His Orchestra
  • 1971 – Stanley, Idaho’s Carole King released the epic album Tapestry.
  • 1973 – Elton John owned the top album in the U.K. with Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player.

    photo: aux.tv

  • 1973 – The Spinners took a turn at #1 on the R&B chart with “Could It Be I’m Falling In Love”.
  • 1978 – Van Halen released their debut album on Columbia Records. (Pictured)
  • 1979 – Eddie Rabbitt begins a three-week stay at #1 on Billboard’s country chart with the theme from the Clint Eastwood movie “Every Which Way But Loose”
  • 1979 –  “Aqua Boogie” by Parliament, one of The Top 100 R&B Songs of the 1970’s*, achieved a fourth week at #1 on the R&B chart.
  • 1979 – We first heard of this group on this date, as Dire Straits debuted on the chart with their first single–“Sultans of Swing”.
  • 1979 – Anne Murray had her fifth #1 on the Adult chart with “I Just Fall In Love Again”.
  • 1979 – Rod Stewart set up camp at #1 with “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”.  Nicolette Larson had the only new Top 10 song with “Lotta Love”.
  • 1986 – The “Highwayman” album is certified gold for Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson
  • 1987 – Atlantic Starr released the single “Always”.
  • 1990 – Paula Abdul scored her third #1 song and fifth consecutive Top 10 with “Opposites Attract”.
  • 1990 – Gloria Estefan posted her fifth #1 song on the Adult Contemporary chart with “Here We Are”.
  • 1998 – Walt Disney Records releases Archive Collection, Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Vol. 4, and Vol. 5

“TV/RADIO TODAY”

  • 1958 – The “Annette” serial (starring Annette Funicello) is introduced on ABC-TV’s Mickey Mouse Club.
  •  1963 – The TV series Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color airs “Inside Outer Space,” featuring Ludwig Von Drake.
  • 1965 – Chad & Jeremy (“A Summer Song”) were guests on The Dick Van Dyke Show on CBS-TV.
  • 1993 – Michael Jackson said in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that he had a disorder that destroyed the pigmentation of his skin.

“OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS…”

  • 1897 – “The New York Times” began printing “All the news that’s fit to print” on their front page.
  • 1929  – Legendary film composer Jerry Goldsmith, whose musical scores can be heard in the Disney film attraction Soarin’ Over California and the 1998 animated feature Mulan, is born in Pasadena, California.
  • 1933 – The singing telegram was introduced by the Postal Telegraph Company of New York City.
  • 1934 – The first imperforated, ungummed sheets of postage stamps were issued by the U.S. Postal Service in New York City.
  • 1935 – The Pennsylvania Railroad began passenger service with its electric locomotive. The engine was 79-1/2 feet long and weighed 230 tons.
  • 1935 – Donald Duck makes his first appearance in the Mickey Mouse Sunday edition comic strip (by Ted Osbourne and Floyd Gottfredson).
  • 1941 – Academy Award nominations are announced with Disney’s Pinocchio receiving two for Music, Best Score and Music, Best Song (for “When You Wish Upon a Star”).
  • 1949 – Disney’s Mickey and the Seal, Tea for Two Hundred, and Seal Island are all  nominated for Academy Awards.
  • 1960 – Disneyland’s Rainbow Mountain Stagecoach attraction is retired.
  • 1966 – Bob Marley married Rita Anderson.
  • 1975 – The U.S. Post Office issued a commemorative stamp that featured NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft.
  • 1981 – The Las Vegas Hilton hotel-casino caught fire. Eight people were killed and 198 were injured.
  • 2002 – Elton John performed at the National Basketball Association All-Star Game in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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