DYR Today, February 7


 “BORN TODAY”

  • Kerli (30)
  • Stephen Colletti (31)
  • James Deen (31)
  • Tina Majorino (32)
  • Deborah Ann Woll (32)
  • Ashton Kutcher (39)
  • Kelly Choi (41)
  • Essence Atkins (45)
  • Marlo Hampton (45)
  • Robyn Lively (45)
  • Jason Gedrick (52)
  • Chris Rock (52)
  • Garth Brooks (55)
  • David Bryan (55)
  • Eddie Izzard (55)
  • Graham McTavish (57)
  • James Spader (57)
  • Emo Philips (61)
  • Dieter Bohlen (62)
  • Wayne Anthony Allwine (RIP)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder (RIP)
  • Charles Dickens (RIP)

“DIED TODAY”

  • Matt Monroe (Born: December 1, 1930/ Died: February 7, 1985)

“MOVIES TODAY”

“MUSIC TODAY”

  • 1959 – The funeral for Buddy Holly was held at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Lubbock, Texas.  Over 1,000 mourners attended.
  • 1959 – Richie Valens was laid to rest at the San Fernando Mission cemetery in San Fernando, California.
  • 1959 – Lloyd Price moved to #1 with “Stagger Lee”
  • 1961 – Elvis Presley released the single “Surrender”.
  • 1963 – Paul & Paula had the new #1 song with “Hey Paula”.
  • 1966 – The Beach Boys’ album Summer Days is certified gold
  • 1970 – Shocking Blue’s Venus hits #1.
  • 1970 – Dionne Warwick attained the #1 song on the Adult chart with “I’ll Never Fall In Love Again”.
  • 1970 – The Sly & the Family Stone song “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” was #1 on the R&B chart.
  • 1970 – Johnny Cash’s album Hello, I’m Johnny Cash is certified gold
  • 1974 – Barry White’s “Never, Never Gonna Give Ya Up” and his album Stone Gon’ are certified gold
  • 1974 – The Love Unlimited Orchestra’s “Love’s Theme” and their album Under the Influence of Love Unlimited are certified gold
  • 1975 – Linda Ronstadt’s “You’re No Good” hits #1
  • 1976 – Paul Simon’s Fifty Ways To Leave Your Lover hits #1.
  • 1976 – Neil Sedaka had the new #1 adult song with “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”.
  • 1976 – Bob Dylan’s album Desire hits #1
  • 1981 – ABBA took over at #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart with their great song “The Winner Takes It All”.
  • 1981 – There’s nothing like your first #1 song and on this date Kool & the Gang was so awarded with “Celebration”.
  • 1984 – Michael Jackson was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records on this day as the album ‘Thriller’ passed 25 million copies.
  • 1985 – Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” becomes the official anthem of New York City.
  • 1987 – “Ballerina Girl” by Lionel Richie was the new #1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.
  • 1987 – Madonna scored her fifth #1 with “Open Your Heart”, knocking off “At This Moment” by Billy Vera & the Beaters.  From behind, came the fast-charging Bon Jovi with “Livin’ On A Prayer”.
  • 1993 – Carmen Electra’s self-titled debut album was released.
  • 1994 – Dr. Dre won the Best Artist, Rap/Hip Hop award on this day at the American Music Awards twenty-first annual ceremonies in Los Angeles.

“TV/RADIO TODAY”

  • 1956 – Folk singers Archer and Gile appear on the ABC-TV series Mickey Mouse Club.  Today is Guest Star Day.
  • 1969 – Tom Jones’ UK variety show This Is Tom Jones premieres on ABC after the network pays out over $20 million for the rights.
  • 1965 – Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color premieres episode 3 of a 3-part mini-series titled “The Adventures of Gallegher.”
  • 1980 – AC/DC appear on Top of the Pops, where they perform A Touch Too Much. It would be lead singer Bon Scott’s last appearance with the band.
  • 1981 – ABC begins airing the first installment of the mini-series Elvis and Me, based on ex-wife Priscilla Presley’s book of the same name.

“OTHER IMPORTANT EVENTS…”

  • 1964 – Thanks to media coverage and a publicity campaign by Capitol Records, thousands of screaming fans greet The Beatles when their plane lands in New York at 1:20 pm. The scenes become iconic images of Beatlemania.
  • 1986- Debi Thomas won the senior women’s title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships on this day and became the first African-American to win a non-novice title. Thomas competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary, winning the bronze and becoming the first African American to win a medal in any Winter Olympic sport.
  • 1994 – The 21st Annual American Music Awards were held on this day and Whitney Houston was the big winner of the night, taking home eight awards.
  • 1997 – Sarah McLachlan marries her drummer, Ashwin Sood, in Negril, Jamaica.
  • 2001 – Die-hard Disney fans begin to line up at 5 p.m. Wednesday, 15 hours before the 8 a.m. Thursday opening of Disney’s California Adventure.

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