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DYR Today, February 15


 “BORN TODAY”

  • Zachary Gordon (19)
  • Maddie Baillio (21)
  • Greer Grammer (25)
  • Amber Riley (31)
  • Jenna Morasca (36)
  • Conor Oberst (37)
  • Brandon Boyd (41)
  • Miranda July (43)
  • Sarah Wynter (44)
  • Alex Borstein (46)
  • Renee O’Connor (46)
  • Birdman (48)
  • Gloria Trevi (49)
  • Jane Child (50)
  • Michael Easton (50)
  • Christopher McDonald (62)
  • Matt Groening (63)
  • Jane Seymour (66)
  • Melissa Manchester (66)
  • Chris Farley (RIP)
  • Ceasar Romero (RIP)
  • Galileo (RIP)
  • Susan B. Anthony (RIP)

“DIED TODAY”

  • Big L (Born: May 30, 1974 /Died: February 15, 1999)
  • Kevin Smith (Born: March 16, 1963 / Died: February 15, 2002)
  • Nat King Cole (Born: March 17, 1919/ Died: February 15, 1965,)
  • George Gaynes (Born: May 3, 1917 / Died: February 15, 2016)
  • Mike Bloomfield (Born: July 28, 1943/ Died: February 15, 1981)

“MOVIES TODAY”

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“Music Today”

  • 1959 –  Bobby Vee performed his first professional concert (as the “Winter Dance Party” was unpaid), traveling with the Shadows to earn $15 each
  • 1960 – “The Theme from ‘A Summer Place'” by Percy Faith & His Orchestra, the #2 Instrumental of the Rock Era*, climbed into the Top 10 on the weekly singles chart.
  • 1961 – The Marcels recorded “Blue Moon” at RCA Studios in New York City.   1964 –  The Dave Clark Five first appeared on the radio and on the chart with their first hit song–“Glad All Over”.
  • 1964 – “I Want To Hold Your Hand” by the Beatles was the #1 song for a third week.
    https://youtu.be/jenWdylTtzs
  • 1965 – The Beatles released the single “Eight Days A Week”.
  • 1967 – Chicago, one of the all-time best artists ever from the United States, became a group on this date.
  • 1969 –  Blood, Sweat & Tears released the single “(You’ve) Made Me So Very Happy”.
  • 1969 –  For the third week, Tyrone Davis had the #1 R&B song–“Can I Change My Mind”.
  • 1969 –  Sammy Davis, Jr. held on to #1 on the Adult chart for a fourth week with “I’ve Gotta’ Be Me”.

    photo: fanart.tv

  • 1969 – Diana Ross and the Supremes Join the Temptations was the #1 album in the U.K.
  • 1969 –  Sly & the Family Stone hit #1 for the first time with “Everyday People”
  • 1969 –  On the five-year anniversary of their first album reaching #1, the Beatles hit #1 with their latest, The White Album.
  • 1971 –  Marvin Gaye released the seminal single “What’s Going On”.
  • 1971 –  Ocean released the single “Put Your Hand In The Hand”.
  • 1974 –  Deep Purple released the album they recorded in Montreux, Switzerland–Burn.
  • 1975 –  America found that many people liked “Lonely People”–it was the new #1 Adult song.
  • 1975 –  Linda Ronstadt’s Heart Like a Wheel took over at #1 on the Album chart and had her first and only #1 song of her career–“You’re No Good”.
  • 1978 – Crystal Gayle becomes the first country-based female artist to receive a platinum album, for “We Must Believe In Magic”
  • 1979 –  Billy Joel won Record and Song of the Year at the Grammys for “Just The Way You Are”.
  • 1979 – Willie Nelson wins two trophies during the 21st annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles: Best Country Vocal Performance, Male, for “Georgia On My Mind”; and Best Country Vocal Duo or Group–shared with Waylon Jennings–for “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys”
  • 1986 –  Sade scored a #1 album with Promise.  Whitney Houston’s self-titled debut was moving back up after 48 weeks of release.
  • 1986 –  Whitney Houston’s “How Will I Know” reached #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
    https://youtu.be/m3-hY-hlhBg
  • 1986 –  “How Will I Know” pulled off the daily double, hitting #1 mainstream for Whitney Houston.
  • 1987 – Columbia releases Ricky Van Shelton’s debut album, “Wild-Eyed Dream”
  • 1986 –  Falco had one of the fastest-rising songs on the chart–“Rock Me Amadeus” moved from 79 to 56.
  • 1988 – Brenda Russell released the single “Piano In The Dark”.
  • 1992 –  Garth Brooks had the rest of the competition lassoed as Ropin’ the Wind remained at #1 on the Album chart for the 12th week.
  • 1992 –  Michael Jackson had his 33rd hit, and on this day it also became his 23rd solo Top 10–“Remember The Time”.
  • 1992 – “What She’s Doing Now” leads Garth Brooks to a four-week stay at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
  • 1996 – Take That were the top sellers in the U.K. in 1995, with singles sales over 3.9 million.
  • 1997 –  U2 topped the U.K. chart with “Discotheque”.
  • 1997 –  Jewel’s Pieces of You, one of The Top 100 Albums of the Rock Era*, moved back into the Top 10 on the weekly Album chart after 51 weeks of release.
  • “TV/RADIO TODAY”
  • 1956 – The Disneyland television series the episode “Our Unsung Villains,” narrated by Walt Disney.
  • 1958 – The Dick Clark Show premiered on ABC-TV, with guests Pat Boone, Connie Francis, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Ray.

“OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS…”

  • 1936 – Mikijeve Novine (which means Mickey’s Journal) is published by D. Dragicevic. It is the second Serbian publication having to do with Disney’s character.
  • 1948 – Academy Award nominations are announced with Disney receiving four.
  • Song of the South – Best Music, Scoring of a Musical Picture
  • Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” from the film Song of the South – Best Music, Song
  • Pluto’s Blue Note and Chip an’ Dale – Best Short Subjects, Cartoons
  • 1954 – Disney receives six Academy Award nominations on this day.
  • Rugged Bear and Toot, Whistle, Plunk and Boom – Best Short Subjects, Cartoons
  • Bear Country and Ben and Me – Best Short Subjects, Two Reels
  • The Alaskan Eskimo – Best Documentary, Short Subjects
  • The Living Desert – Best Documentary, Features
  • 1961 – Jackie Wilson was wounded in the stomach after a female fan went to his apartment in Manhattan, New York demanding to see him. Her gun went off as he tried to take it away.
  • 1964 – Sam Cooke announced that he was cutting back on live shows to concentrate on writing songs and building up his record labels.

    photo: biography.com


  • 1965 – Nat “King” Cole died from complications of surgery for lung cancer at age 45 in Santa Monica, California.
  • 1979 –  The Bee Gees won Grammys for Best Group and Best Arrangement for Voices on “Stayin’ Alive”.
  • 1989 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit is nominated for six Academy Awards. Although not associated with Disney at this time, Pixar’s Tiny Toy is nominated for Best Short Film (Animated).
  • 1995 – The Disneyana Convention 1995 – “40 Years of Adventure” (featuring antiques & collectibles) kicks off at the Disneyland Hotel.
  • 1996 – The new Team Disney Anaheim building in the backstage area of Disneyland officially opens. This new administration complex was designed by noted architect Frank Gehry and is home to various support areas and about 1,200 employees.
  • 1999 – The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World celebrates its 10,000th day of operation, after opening its gates to guests on October 1, 1971.

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