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February 16


BORN TODAY

  • 1983 – Agyness Deyn 
  • 1984 – Lupe Fiasco 
  • 1978 – John Tartaglia 
  • 1976 – Janet Varney 
  • 1975 – Rebecca Shoichet 
  • 1972 – Sarah Clarke 
  • 1971 – Amanda Holden 
  • 1964 – Jim Cantore 
  • 1964 – Christopher Eccleston 
  • 1961 – Andy Taylor 
  • 1959 – John McEnroe 
  • 1958 – Ice-T 
  • 1957 – LeVar Burton 
  • 1956 – Vincent Ward
  • 1956 – Lisa Loring 
  • 1953 – Steve Kmetko 
  • 1954 – Margaux Hemingway (RIP)
  • 1952 – James Ingram 
  • 1945 – Jeremy Bulloch
  • 1935 – Sonny Bono (RIP)
  • 1931 – Otis Blackwell (RIP)
  • 1918 – Patty Andrews (RIP)
  • 1916 – Bill Doggett (RIP)
  • 1904 – James Baskett (RIP)
  • 1903 – Edgar Bergen (RIP)

MOVIES

– Check out the trailers in the link below –

MUSIC

  • 1957 – Tab Hunter’s “Young Love” hits #1
  • 1959 – The Fleetwoods released the single “Come Softly To Me”.
  • 1963 – The Miracles climbed to #1 on the R&B chart with “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me”.
    https://youtu.be/Y2EsZpobWJs
  • 1967 – The Four Tops released the single “Bernadette”.
  • 1967 – Petula Clark scored her second #1 on the U.K. chart with the song written by Charlie Chaplin, “This Is My Song”.
  • 1970 – Edison Lighthouse released the single “Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)”.
  • 1974 – Bob Dylan & the Band were serious about getting to the top of the Album chart, riding Planet Waves from 19 to 1.
  • 1974 – Diana Ross rose to #1 on the Adult chart with “Last Time I Saw Him”.
  • 1974 – Barbra Streisand had her second #1 song as “The Way We Were” reached the top spot.
  • 1980 – Barry Manilow was on top of the Adult Contemporary chart with “When I Wanted You”.
  • 1980 – Captain & Tennille did it again with “Do That To Me One More Time”.
  • 1980 – Shalamar landed a #1 R&B song with “The Second Time Around”.
  • 1982 – Simon & Garfunkel released the album recorded live for the Concert In Central Park in New York City, which attracted more than 700,000 fans.
  • 1985 – Bruce Springsteen moved to #1 in the U.K. with the album Born in the U.S.A.
  • 1985 – Wham! hit #1 with “Careless Whisper”.
    https://youtu.be/izGwDsrQ1eQ
  • 1991 – Queen, which was always bigger in their native England, scored their seventh #1 album in the U.K. with Innuendo.
  • 1991 – Keith Sweat had the new #1 song on the R&B chart with “I’ll Give All My Love To You”.
  • 1991 – Whitney Houston had her 8th #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart in 13 releases with “All the Man That I Need”.

TV/RADIO

  • 1948 – NBC-TV began airing its first nightly newscast, “The Camel Newsreel Theatre”, which consisted of Fox Movietone newsreels.
  • 1960 – Annette Funicello sings “O Dio Mio” (written by Al Hoffman and Dick Manning) on TV’s American Bandstand.
  • 1964 – The Beatles were invited back and performed for a second time on The Ed Sullivan Show. The group performed “She Loves You”, “This Boy”, “All My Loving”, “I Saw Her Standing There”, “From Me To You” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand” at the Deauville Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.
    https://youtu.be/_eBy8yQ0r5A
  • 1967 – The promotional film for the Beatles’ smash two-sided single “Penny Lane” and “Strawberry Fields Forever” was shown on Top of the Pops on BBC-TV.  (Note –  some websites show this date as February 9, but the correct date is February 16, according to ‘TV.com’.)
  • 1972 – During his week-long stint as host of the syndicated Mike Douglas Show, John Lennon performs “Memphis” and “Johnny B. Goode” with Chuck Berry, who Lennon refers to as “my hero.”
  • Read More: Cher Through the Years

    1975 – Cher, who had starred with former husband Sonny Bono on The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, started her own weekly music and comedy show on CBS-TV.

  • 1985 – “Kojak” returned to network television after an absence of seven years with the CBS-TV special, “Kojak: The Belarus File.”

OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS…

  • Click to read: Peter Pan From Fairy Tale to Film

    1953 – Newsweek features an article on the Disney Studios and their latest hit Peter Pan. At the end of the article, it is announced that after the next animated feature would be, Lady and the Tramp.


  • 1968 – The city of Detroit, Michigan declared it “Aretha Franklin Day”.
  • 1968 – In the U.S., the first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated in Haleyville, AL.
  • 1969 – George Jones marries Tammy Wynette in Ringgold, Georgia, six months after they announced the marriage.
  • 1984 – Disney’s Mickey’s Christmas Carol is nominated for an Academy Award (Short  Film, Animated).
  • 2002 – Billy Ward of Billy Ward & the Dominoes passed away (Sep. 19, 1921/Feb. 16, 2002)

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