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The Big Datebook for August 15

Last Updated 09-17-2020

🎭Tom Williams -- is 91 in the year 2020 and 92 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1929
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Nobody's Perfect, Adam-12 (assistant, executive producer), Dragnet 1967 (assistant to producer)

🎭🏆Abby Dalton -- is 88 in the year 2020 and 89 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1932
Actress, Panelist, Model
Names/Places: b. in Las Vegas
TV Shows: The Hollywood Squares (occasional panel), Hennesey (as Nurse Martha Hale), The Joey Bishop Show (as Ellie Barnes), Jonathan Winters Show, Falcon Crest (as Julia Cumson), Young & The Restless (as Lydia Summers)

🎵Floyd Ashton -- is 87 in the year 2020 and 88 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1933
Soul Singer
Group Names: The Tams

🎭🎮🎵Jim Dale -- is 85 in the year 2020 and 86 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1935
Movie/Stage Actor, Comedian, Video Game Voice Actor, Songwriter, Singer, English
Names/Places: RLN:Smith
TV Shows: Pushing Daisies (narrator)
Movie Titles: Pete's Dragon (1977), Barnum, My One & Only
Video Games: Harry Potter (series)

Vernon Eulion Jordan Jr. -- is 85 in the year 2020 and 86 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1935
Civil Rights Leader
Misc: prez National Urban League 1970s

🎭Pat Priest -- is 84 in the year 2020 and 85 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1936
Actress
Names/Places: Ivy Baker's daughter
TV Shows: The Munsters (as Marilyn Munster)
Movie Titles: Easy Come Easy Go, The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant

🎭🏆🏈Mike Henry -- is 84 in the year 2020 and 85 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1936
Actor, NFL Linebacker
Misc: retired from acting in 1987
Movie Titles: Smokey and the Bandit (series), Soylent Green, The Longest Yard, Outrageous Fortune, Tarzan (1966-68 movies)

🏆🏈Lionel Taylor -- is 84 in the year 2020 and 85 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1936
NFL Coach, NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🎳Alvin "Bud" Horn -- is 83 in the year 2020 and 84 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1937 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Bowler

🎭Lucille Soong -- is 82 in the year 2020 and 83 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1938 N.S.
Actress, Chinese
TV Shows: Fresh Off the Boat (as Grandma Huang)

Maxine Waters -- is 82 in the year 2020 and 83 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1938
Congressperson

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Stephen Breyer -- is 82 in the year 2020 and 83 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1938
Supreme Court Justice

🎵🎷Stix Hooper -- is 82 in the year 2020 and 83 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1938
Songwriter, Jazz Drummer
Names/Places: MN:Nesbert
Group Names: The Crusaders

🎵🎸Pete York -- is 78 in the year 2020 and 79 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1942
Songwriter, Rock & Roll Drummer, English
Group Names: Spencer Davis Group

✍📰🎭Linda Ellerbee -- is 76 in the year 2020 and 77 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1944
Author, Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Bryan, TX; RMLN:Jane Smith
Misc: Maxwell House commercials, And so it goes...
TV Shows: Weekend, NBC Overnight, Our World

🎵Frederick Knight -- is 76 in the year 2020 and 77 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1944
Music Producer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer, Soul Singer
Song Titles: I've Been Lonely So Long

🎭Barbara Bouchet -- is 75 in the year 2020 and 76 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1945
Actress, Czech
Movie Titles: Gangs of New York, Don't Torture a Duckling, Caliber 9, Casino Royale

🏆⚾Duffy Dyer -- is 75 in the year 2020 and 76 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1945
MLB Pitcher

🎵Willie "Beaver" Hale -- is 75 in the year 2020 and 76 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1945 N.S.
Rhythm and Blues Guitarist

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🎵Jimmy Webb -- is 74 in the year 2020 and 75 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1946
Music Producer, Composer/Songwriter, Organist, Pianist, Adult-Pop Singer
Misc: wrote a lot of songs for Glen Campbell, also wrote MacArthur Park, which "Weird Al" skewered into "Jurassic Park"; also wrote "Up, Up and Away"; some say b. Aug 5

Kathryn Whitmire -- is 74 in the year 2020 and 75 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1946
Mayor
Misc: the first female Mayor of the city of Houston, Texas

📰🎭Chris Costello -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1947
Biographer, Movie Actress
Names/Places: Lou's daughter

🎵🎷Geraldo Velez -- is 73 in the year 2020 and 74 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1947
Jazz Performer, Congo, Puerto Rican
Names/Places: NN: Jerry
Group Names: Spyro Gyra

🎵🎸Tom Johnston -- is 72 in the year 2020 and 73 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1948 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: Doobie Brothers (lead)

🎭Ann Ryerson -- is 71 in the year 2020 and 72 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1949
Actress
TV Shows: Pvt. Benjamin (as Pvt. Carol Winter), Curb Your Enthusiasm (as Ann Funkhouser)
Movie Titles: Minority Report, Constantine, Caddyshack, Blast from the Past

🎵Kate Taylor -- is 71 in the year 2020 and 72 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1949
Songwriter, Folk Singer
Names/Places: James' sister

🎭Tess Harper -- is 70 in the year 2020 and 71 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1950
Actress
Names/Places: b. in Mammoth Springs, AK; RN:Tessie Jean Washam
TV Shows: Christy (as Fairlight Spencer)
Movie Titles: No Country for Old Men, The Jackal, The Man in the Moon, Amityville 3D, Tender Mercies

👑🏆Princess Anne Elizabeth Alice Louise Windsor -- is 70 in the year 2020 and 71 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1950
Princess, Sports Figure, Olympic Athlete, English
Names/Places: Queen Elizabeth II's daughter; Capt. Mark Phillips' ex-wife, Tim Laurence's wife
Misc: Horsewoman; Princess of Britian

🏆🏈Sam Cunningham -- is 70 in the year 2020 and 71 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1950
Hall of Famer, NFL Fullback, College Football Player
Misc: Pro Bowl (1978); in the College Football Hall of Fame
Sports Teams: University of Southern California, New England Patriots (1973-1982)

🎵William "Bill" Griffin -- is 70 in the year 2020 and 71 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1950 N.S.
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Rhythm and Blues Singer
Group Names: The Miracles

🎵🎸Tommy Aldridge -- is 70 in the year 2020 and 71 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1950
Heavy Metal Drummer
Group Names: Gary Moore, Ted Nugent, Thin Lizzy, House of Lords, Whitesnake, Pat Travers Band, Black Oak Arkansas, Ozzy Osbourne

🎵🎷Bobby Caldwell -- is 69 in the year 2020 and 70 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1951
Composer, Songwriter, Pianist, Saxophonist, Jazz Singer/Guitarist, Soul Musician

🎭Larry Mathews -- is 65 in the year 2020 and 66 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1955
TV Actor
Names/Places: RN:Larry Mazzeo
TV Shows: The Dick Van Dyke Show (as Ritchie "ROSEBUD, see an episode for an explanation" Petrie)

🎵🎸Peter Vettese -- is 64 in the year 2020 and 65 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1956
Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Keyboardist, Rock & Roll Musician, Scottish
Group Names: Jethro Tull

🎭Željko Ivanek -- is 63 in the year 2020 and 64 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1957
Actor, Producer, Yugoslav
Names/Places: pron: ZEHL'-koh eh-VON'-ehk
TV Shows: Hannibal, Heroes, Homicide: Life on the Street, Oz, Damages, Big Love, The Event, The Mob Doctor, Madam Secretary
Movie Titles: Argo, Donnie Brasco, In Bruges

🎭Rondell Sheridan -- is 62 in the year 2020 and 63 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1958
Actor, Comedian, Director
TV Shows: Minor Adjustments (as Dr. Ron Aimes), That's So Raven (as Victor Baxter), Cory in the House (as Victor Baxter), Cousin Skeeter (as Andre Walker)
Movie Titles: Rites of Passage

🏆⚾Joe Cowley -- is 62 in the year 2020 and 63 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1958
MLB Pitcher

🏆🏒Craig MacTavish -- is 62 in the year 2020 and 63 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1958
NHL Player, Canadian

✍🎭Mike Markowitz -- is 59 in the year 2020 and 60 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1961
Writer, Producer
TV Shows: Becker (producer), Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (producer)
Movie Titles: Horrble Bosses (series, writer)

🎵🎸Matt Johnson -- is 59 in the year 2020 and 60 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1961
Songwriter, Alternative Rock Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: The The

🎵Paul Jefferson -- is 59 in the year 2020 and 60 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1961
Country Singer/Guitarist

⚛🎭Tom Colicchio -- is 58 in the year 2020 and 59 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1962
Chef, Personality
TV Shows: Top Chef (head judge), Best New Restaurnt (producer)

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🏆🏈Bubby Brister -- is 58 in the year 2020 and 59 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1962
NFL Quarterback

🎵Marshall Schofield -- is 58 in the year 2020 and 59 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1962
Music Figure
Group Names: The Fall

✍🎭Alejandro González Iñárritu -- is 57 in the year 2020 and 58 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1963 N.S.
Screenwriter, Producer/Director, Mexican
TV Shows: The One Percent (producer)
Movie Titles: The Revenant, Birdman, Biutiful, Babel

💰Melinda Gates -- is 56 in the year 2020 and 57 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1964 N.S.
Philanthropist

🏆⚾Jeff Huson -- is 56 in the year 2020 and 57 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1964
MLB Player

🎭Mark Labbett -- is 55 in the year 2020 and 56 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1965 N.S.
Game Show Host, English

🎭Angela Rae -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1966
Actress

🏆🏈Fred Strickland -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1966
NFL Linebacker

🏆🏈Leo Goeas -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1966
NFL Linebacker, NFL Tackle

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🏆⚾Scott Brosius -- is 54 in the year 2020 and 55 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1966
MLB Third Baseman
Misc: Gold Glove, World Series MVP in 1998
Sports Teams: New York Yankees

🎭Peter Hermann -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1967
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Younger (as Charles Brooks)
Movie Titles: Philomena, Our Idiot Brother, United 93

🏆⚾Mike James -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1967
MLB Player
Names/Places: RN:Michael Elmo James

🏆🏒Mike Wilkinson -- is 53 in the year 2020 and 54 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1967
NHL Player, Canadian

🎭Debra Messing -- is 52 in the year 2020 and 53 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1968
TV/Movie Actress, Producer
TV Shows: The Starter Wife (as Molly Kagan), NYPD Blue (as Dana Abandando), Ned and Stacey (as Stacey Colbert), Seinfeld (as Beth 1996-97), Will and Grace (as Grace Adler), The Mysteries of Laura (as Laura Diamond)
Movie Titles: The Wedding Date, Along Came Polly

🏆🏈Eric Bieniemy -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1969
NFL Coach, NFL Runningback, College Football Coach, College Football Player

🏆🏈Yancey Thigpen -- is 51 in the year 2020 and 52 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1969
NFL Wide Receiver
Misc: 2x Pro Bowl, 2x All-Pro

🎭David Sheinkopf -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1970
Actor
TV Shows: Falcon Crest (as Danny Sharpe)
Movie Titles: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, Newsies

🎭Anthony Anderson -- is 50 in the year 2020 and 51 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1970
Actor, Comedian, Producer
TV Shows: All About the Andersons (as Anthony Anderson), The Shield (as Antwon Mitchell), K-Ville, Law and Order (as Detective Kevin Bernard), Hang Time (as Theodore "Teddy" Brodis), Black-ish (as Andre "Dre" Johnson)
Movie Titles: Transformers, "Me, Myself and Irene", The Departed, My Baby's Daddy

🎭Ben Affleck -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1972
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: The Runner (producer)
Movie Titles: Armageddon, Shakespeare in Love, Forces of Nature, Reindeer Games, Pearl Harbor, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Changing Lanes, The Sum of All Fears, Daredevil, Paycheck, Jersey Girl, Surviving Christmas, Hollywoodland, State of Play, Argo, Good Will Hunting, Gone Girl, The Town

🎭Vince Poletto -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1972
Actor, Australian
TV Shows: Heartbreak High (as Matt Logan)
Movie Titles: Mr. Nice Guy

🏆🏈Freddie Solomon -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1972
NFL Wide Receiver

🏆🏈Ken Walter -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1972
NFL Kicker

🏆🏈Jason Maniecki -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1972
NFL Tackle, Polish

🎭🎵Michael Graham -- is 48 in the year 2020 and 49 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1972
Actor, Music Producer, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Irish
Names/Places: aka Mikey
Group Names: Boyzone

🏆🏈🥊Marcus Jones -- is 47 in the year 2020 and 48 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1973
NFL Tackle, Mixed Martial Arts

🎭Natasha Henstridge -- is 46 in the year 2020 and 47 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1974
Actress, Canadian
TV Shows: She Spies (as Cassie McBain), Eli Stone (as Taylor)
Movie Titles: Ghosts of Mars, Species, The Whole Nine Yards

🏆⚾Ramón Morel -- is 46 in the year 2020 and 47 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1974
MLB Pitcher, Dominican Republican

🏆🏈Bert Berry -- is 45 in the year 2020 and 46 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1975
NFL Linebacker

🎭🏆Priscilla Lee Inga Taylor -- is 44 in the year 2020 and 45 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1976
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: March 1996; some say b. 1971

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🏆🏒Ger Unterluggauer -- is 44 in the year 2020 and 45 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1976
Hockey Figure

🎭Nicole Paggi -- is 43 in the year 2020 and 44 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1977
Actress
TV Shows: Hope & Faith (as Sydney Shanowski), One on One (as Sara)

🏆🏒Martin Biron -- is 43 in the year 2020 and 44 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1977
NHL Goaltender, Canadian

🏆Kerri Walsh Jennings -- is 42 in the year 2020 and 43 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1978 N.S.
Olympic Athlete, Volleyball Player
Names/Places: aka LN: Walsh-Jennings

🎵Tim Foreman -- is 42 in the year 2020 and 43 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1978 N.S.
Bassist, Christian/Rock Performer
Group Names: Switchfoot

🏆🏁Carl Edwards -- is 41 in the year 2020 and 42 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1979 N.S.
Auto Racer

🎭Natalie Lowe -- is 40 in the year 2020 and 41 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1980 N.S.
Dancer, Australian
TV Shows: Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing with the Stars (Australian version)

🎭🏆Heather Carolin -- is 38 in the year 2020 and 39 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1982
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: April 2002

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🎵Danelle Leverett -- is 37 in the year 2020 and 38 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1983
Country Guitarist
Group Names: The Jane Dear Girls

🏆⛸Jennifer Kirk -- is 36 in the year 2020 and 37 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1984
Figure Skater

🎭🎵Emily Kinney -- is 35 in the year 2020 and 36 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1985 N.S.
Actress, Singer
TV Shows: Conviction, The Walking Dead (as Beth Greene)
Movie Titles: It's Complicated, Love on the Sidelines, Concussion

🎭Courtney Hope -- is 31 in the year 2020 and 32 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1989 N.S.
Actress

🎭🎵Carlos Pena Jr. -- is 31 in the year 2020 and 32 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1989
Actor, Director, Singer, American
Names/Places: RN: Carlos Roberto Pena Jr.; aka Carlos PenaVega
TV Shows: Big Time Rush (as Carlos Garcia)
Movie Titles: Big Time Movie, Pixies, Spare Parts

🎭🎵Belinda -- is 31 in the year 2020 and 32 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1989
Actress, Cartoon Voice Actress, Pop Singer, Spanish
Group Names: The Cheetah Girls
Movie Titles: Tad the Lost Explorer

🎵Joe Jonas -- is 31 in the year 2020 and 32 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1989
Pop Singer
Group Names: The Jonas Brothers

🎭Jennifer Lawrence -- is 30 in the year 2020 and 31 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1990
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: The Bill Engvall Show (as Lauren Pearson)
Movie Titles: The Hunger Games (series), Silver Linings Playbook

🎵DJ Smoove da General -- is 30 in the year 2020 and 31 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1990 N.S.
Rapper
Group Names: Cali Swag District

🎭Danielle Morrow -- is 27 in the year 2020 and 28 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1993 N.S.
Actress, Comedienne
TV Shows: iCarly (as Nora)

Tessa Gourin -- is 26 in the year 2020 and 27 in the year 2021; b.8/15/1994
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Jennine Gourin and Jack's daughter

Alexandra Zahra Jones -- is 20 in the year 2020 and 21 in the year 2021; b.8/15/2000
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Iman and David Bowie's daughter

Eliana Sophia Slater -- is 19 in the year 2020 and 20 in the year 2021; b.8/15/2001
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Ryan Haddon and Christian's daughter

Aoki Lee Simmons -- is 18 in the year 2020 and 19 in the year 2021; b.8/15/2002
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Kimora and Russell's son

Frederick Heschel Stone -- is 12 in the year 2020 and 13 in the year 2021; b.8/15/2008 N.S.
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Maylim Bialik and Michael's son

📰Ferdinand Columbus -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1488 d.??/??/1539
Biographer, Spanish
Names/Places: Christopher's son
Misc: estimated date of birth

🎖👑Emperor Napoleon I -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1769 d.5/5/1821 (51)
General, King, French
Names/Places: b. on the island of Corsica; LN:Bonaparte
Misc: French emperor 1804-13/1814-15; not the "They're Coming to Take Me Away, HA-HAAA!" dementoid; died in exile on the island of St. Helena.

Sir Walter Scott -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1771 d.9/21/1832 (61)
Novelist, Poet, Scottish
Book Titles: Lady of Lake

📰⚖Duff Green -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1791 d.6/10/1875 (83)
Journalist, Politician
Misc: an influential member of President Andrew Jackson's inner advisory circle, the "kitchen cabinet."

Sir James Douglas -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1803 d.8/2/1877 (73)
Governor, Canadian
Misc: the first governor of British Columbia

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Louise Colet -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1810 N.S. d.3/9/1876 N.S. (65)
Novelist, Poet, French

John Chisum -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1824 d.12/23/1884 (60)
Pioneer
Misc: Rancher; Cattler

🎵Emma Calve -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1853 d.1/6/1942 (88)
Opera Soprano
Misc: famed for her performances in the title role of Georges Bizet's Carmen.

🎭Frank Daniels -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1856 d.1/12/1935 (78)
Movie Actor

💰🏆⚾Charles Albert "Charlie" Comiskey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1859 N.S. d.10/26/1931 N.S. (72)
Hall of Famer, Executive, MLB First Baseman
Names/Places: RN:Charles Albert Comiskey; NN:Commy or The Old Roman
Misc: founding owner of the Chicago White Sox Comiskey Park
Sports Teams: St. Louis Brown Stockings/Browns (1882-1889), Chicago Pirates (1890), St. Louis Browns (1891), Cincinnati Reds (1892-1894), St. Louis Browns (manager, 1883-1889, 1891), Chicago Pirates (manager, 1890), Cincinnati Reds (manager, 1892-1894), Chicago White Sox (owner, 1901-1931)

Florence King De Wolfe Harding -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1860 N.S. d.11/21/1924 N.S. (64)
First Lady
Names/Places: Warren's wife

Robert Abram Bartlett -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1875 d.4/28/1946 (70)
Explorer

🎵Samuel Coleridge-Taylor -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1875 d.9/1/1912 (37)
Composer, English

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🎭Ethel Barrymore -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1879 d.6/18/1959 (79)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress
Names/Places: b. in Philadelphia; First Lady of the American Theater; RLN:Mae Blythe; Maurice's daughter; John & Lionel's sister

Edna Ferber -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1885 N.S. d.4/16/1968 N.S. (82)
Novelist, Short Story Writer, Playwright
Book Titles: So Big, Showboat, Cimarron, Giant, American Beauty

Walter Campbell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1887 d.12/25/1957 (70)
Writer

✍🎖🎭Lawrence Of Arabia -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1888 d.5/19/1935 (46)
Author, Soldier, Actor, Welsh (Wales), Gay
Names/Places: b. in Tremadoc; Officer; RN:Thomas Edward Lawrence/Shaw
Misc: died in England from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash

Leo Crowley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1889 d.??/??/1972
Presidential Aide
Misc: 1st FDIC Chairman

Elizabeth Bolden -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1890 d.12/12/2006 (116)
Misc: reportedly the world's oldest person when she died

Elvin Morton Jellinek -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1890 d.10/22/1963 (73)
Physiologist
Misc: a pioneer in the scientific study of alcoholism.

Louis de Broglie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1892 d.3/19/1987 (94)
Physicist, French

🏆🥊Eugène Criqui -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1893 d.7/7/1977 (83)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, French

🏆🏁🏊John Gatenby "Jack" Hatfield -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1893 N.S. d.3/30/1965 N.S. (71)
Hall of Famer, Swimmer, Olympic Athlete, English

Lillian Carter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1898 d.10/30/1983 (85)
Celebrity Relative
Names/Places: President Jimmy's mother

🎵Charles Tobias -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1898 d.7/7/1970 (71)
Songwriter

🎭Estelle Brody -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1900 d.6/11/1995 (94)
Movie Actress, Dancer

🎨Jack Tworkov -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1900 d.9/4/1982 (82)
Painter
Misc: an exponent of the Abstract Expressionist movement

🎵Ned Washington -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1901 d.12/20/1976 (75)
Lyricist
Movie Titles: Pinocchio, Dumbo, High Noon

🎭Charlie Gemora -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1903 d.8/19/1961 (58)
Movie Actor
TV Shows: King Kong (as King Kong)

🎵Joe Garland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1903 d.4/21/1977 (73)
Arranger, Reeds

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🎭Bil Baird -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1904 d.3/18/1987 (82)
Puppeteer
Names/Places: FN:William B.
TV Shows: Jack Paar Show (semi-regular)

🏆🎳Martin Cassio -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1904 d.12/20/1972 (68)
Hall of Famer, Bowler
Misc: won 15 tournament titles.

🎵Hugo Winterhalter -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1909 d.9/17/1973 (64)
Arranger, Bandleader, Conductor
Misc: RCA Musical Director

🎭Johnny Roventini -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1910 d.11/30/1998 (88)
Announcer
Misc: radio and TV ad pitchman in the 30's and 40's

🎵Buster Brown -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1911 d.1/31/1976 (64)
Songwriter, Harmonicaist, Blues Singer

🎭Elizabeth Kerr -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1912 d.1/13/2000 (87)
Actress
TV Shows: Mork & Mindy (as Cora Hudson)

🎭Dame Wendy Hiller -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1912 d.5/14/2003 (90)
Movie/Stage Actress, English
Movie Titles: Separate Tables (1958), A Man for All Seasons, Making Love, Murder on the Orient Express, Pygmalion, The Elephant Man, Toys in the Attic, David Copperfield

✍⚛🎭🎵Julia Child -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1912 d.8/12/2004 (91)
Hall of Famer, Author, Chef, Teacher, TV Hostess, Pianist
Names/Places: b. in Pasadena, California
Misc: Cookbook author; permanently immoralized not only in the Culinary Institute of America's Hall of Fame, but also by Dan Aykroyd parodying her on a Saturday Night Live skit.
TV Shows: The French Chef

🎭Fran Carlon -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1913 d.10/4/1993 (80)
TV/Movie/Stage/Radio Actress

🎭Signey Hasso -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1915 d.6/8/2002 (86)
Movie/Stage Actress, Swedish
TV Shows: QBVII (TV mini-series)

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🎭🎵Florian Zabach -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1918 d.2/25/2006 (87)
TV Host, Composer, Violinist
Song Titles: The Hot Canary

🎭Phil Perlman -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1919 d.4/29/2015 N.S. (95)
TV/Movie Actor, Cameraperson
Names/Places: Rhea's father
TV Shows: Cheers (barfly at the end wearing glasses)
Movie Titles: Man on the Moon, Out of Sight, The War of the Roses, Throw Momma from the Train

🎭Huntz Hall -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1920 d.1/30/1999 (78)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: RN:Henry Hall
Movie Titles: The Bowery Boys (as dumbest Dead End Kid)

🎨Leonard Baskin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1922 d.6/3/2000 (77)
Sculptor
Misc: bleak but impressive portrayals of the human figure.

🎵Lukas Foss -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1922 d.2/1/2009 (86)
Conductor/Composer, Pianist

🎭🎵Rose Marie -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1923 d.12/28/2017 N.S. (94)
Actress, Radio Actress, Comedienne, Panelist, Singer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; NN:Baby Rose Marie; LN:Mazetta
Misc: likely born in 1923
TV Shows: The Dick Van Dyke Show (as Sally Rogers), The Doris Day Show (as Myrna), Hollywood Squares

✍💰Phyllis Stewart Schlafly -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1924 d.9/5/2016 N.S. (92)
Author, Leader, Political Activist
Misc: antifeminist; Eagle Forum Pres

Robert Bolt -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1924 d.2/20/1995 (70)
Dramatist/Playwright, Screen/Scriptwriter, British
Names/Places: Sarah Miles' ex-ex-hubby
Misc: some say b. Aug 25
Movie Titles: Dr. Zhivago, A Man for All Seasons, Lawrence of Arabia

🎭Mike Connors -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1925 d.1/26/2017 N.S. (91)
Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. in Fresno, CA; RN:Kreker "Kirk" Ohanian
TV Shows: Tightrope, Mannix (as Joe Mannix), Todays FBI
Movie Titles: The Ten Commandments, Sudden Fear

🎵Billy Pinkney -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1925 N.S. d.7/4/2007 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Bass Singer/Basso
Names/Places: or Bill Pinckney?
Group Names: The Drifters

🎵🎷Oscar Peterson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1925 d.12/23/2007 (82)
Composer, Pianist, Bandleader, Jazz Performer, Canadian

🎭Georgiann Johnson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1926 N.S. d.6/4/2018 N.S. (91)
Actress
TV Shows: Mr. Peepers (as Marge Weskit), Our Family Honor, Trials of Rosie O'Neill (as Charlotte O'Neill)
Movie Titles: Midnight Cowboy

🏆⚾Barney Schultz -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1926 N.S. d.9/6/2015 N.S. (89)
MLB Coach, MLB Pitcher
Misc: was strictly a relief pitcher, appearing in 227 games overall without any starts. He was an early specialist in the knuckleball.
Sports Teams: St. Louis Cardinals (1955), Detroit Tigers (1959), Chicago Cubs (1961-1963), St. Louis Cardinals (1963-1965)

🎭Nicolas Roeg -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1928 N.S. d.11/23/2018 N.S. (90)
Director, Cinematographer, English
Movie Titles: Walkabout, Don't Look Now, The Witches, The Man Who Fell to Earth

🏆🏈Malcolm Glazer -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1928 d.5/28/2014 (85)
NFL Owner
Sports Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers (owner)

Tom Mboya -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1930 d.7/5/1969 (38)
Politician
Misc: Major political leader in Kenya until his assassination six years after his country had achieved independence.

🎵Jackie Brenston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1930 d.12/15/1979 (49)
Songwriter, Singer, Saxophonist
Misc: his "Rocket 88" song in 1951 was considered to be the first rock 'n roll record
Song Titles: Rocket 88

🎭Janice Rule -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1931 d.10/17/2003 (72)
Actress
Names/Places: b. in Norwood, Ohio

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✍🎭🎵Paul McDowell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1931 N.S. d.5/2/2016 N.S. (84)
Comedy Writer, Actor, Pop Singer, English
Movie Titles: National Lampoon's European Vacation, Chemical Wedding, The Thirty-Nine Steps, Doing Time

🎭Jim Lange -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1932 d.2/25/2014 (81)
Game Show Host
TV Shows: The Dating Game (host 1966-80)

🎭🏆Lori Nelson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1933 N.S. d.8/23/2020 N.S. (87)
TV/Movie Actress, Model
Names/Places: Johnny Mann's wife
Movie Titles: Bend of the River, Day the World Ended, Revenge of the Creature, How To Marry A Millionaire

🎵Bobby Helms -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1933 d.6/19/1997 (63)
Songwriter, Singer/Guitarist, Country-Pop Performer
Misc: was the first singer to tie in Christmas with rock 'n roll despite David Letterman's objections; some say b. 1935
Song Titles: Jingle Bell Rock

🎵Mike Seeger -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1933 d.8/7/2009 (75)
Music Producer, Singer, Multi-instrumentalist, Folk Performer
Group Names: New Lost City Ramblers

🎵Bobby Byrd -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1934 d.9/12/2007 (73)
Hall of Famer, Singer, Pianist
Group Names: The Famous Flames (backing band for James Brown)

🎭Lani Kai -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1936 d.8/24/1999 (63)
Actor

🏆🥊Ken Overlin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1940 N.S. d.7/24/1969 N.S. (28)
Hall of Famer, Boxer, American

🎵Don Rich -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1941 d.7/17/1974 (32)
Country Singer/Guitarist
Group Names: The Buckaroos (Buck Owens' backup band)
TV Shows: Hee Haw

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🏆⛸Roger Campbell -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1942 d.2/15/1961 (18)
Hall of Famer, Figure Skater

🎭Jill Haworth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1945 d.1/3/2011 (65)
Actress, English

🏆🏈Gene Upshaw Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1945 d.8/20/2008 (63)
Hall of Famer, NFL Guard
Names/Places: RN:Eugene Thurman Upshaw Jr.
Misc: 2-time All-AFL and 3-time All-NFL selection with Oakland; helped lead Raiders to 2 Super Bowl titles in 1976 and '80 seasons; executive director of NFL Players Assn. since 1987; agreed to application of salary cap in 1994.
Sports Teams: Oakland Raiders (1967-1981)

🏆⚾Nino Espinosa -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1953 d.12/24/1987 (34)
MLB Player

✍📰Stieg Larssson -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1954 N.S. d.11/9/2004 N.S. (50)
Writer, Journalist, Swedish

🎵Nipsey Hussle -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1985 N.S. d.3/31/2019 N.S. (33)
Rapper, American
Names/Places: RN: Ermias Asghedom

Conor Clapton -- Birth Anniversary -- b.8/15/1986 d.3/20/1991 (4)
Celebrity Son
Names/Places: Lori Del Santo & Eric's son
Misc: he was killed when he fell from the window of of mother's 53rd-floor apartment in New York.

👑Macbeth -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/???? d.8/15/1057
King, Scottish

Pierre Bouger -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1698 N.S. d.8/15/1758 N.S. (60)
Astronomer, Mathematician, French
Misc: best remembered as one of the founders of photometry, the measurement of light intensities.

Pierre Bouguer -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1698 N.S. d.8/15/1758 N.S. (60)
Astronomer, Geophysicist, Mathematician, French
Names/Places: NN: The Father of Naval Architecture

🎖Richard Bassett -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/2/1745 d.8/15/1815 (70)
Revolutionary
Misc: Constitution signer

Elias Loomis -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/7/1811 d.8/15/1889 (78)
Mathematician, Physicist

✍📰🎭Will Rogers -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1879 d.8/15/1935 (55)
Writer, Humorist, Philosopher, Columnist, Movie Actor, Producer
Names/Places: b. near Oologah, Indian Territory, OK; RFN:William Penn Adair

Wiley Post -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/22/1899 d.8/15/1935 (35)
Adventurer, Aviator
Misc: Parachutist; first pilot to fly solo around the world

Grazia Deledda -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/27/1875 d.8/15/1936 (60)
Novelist, Italian
Book Titles: Old Man of the Mountain (1926 Nobel)

🎵Artur Schnabel -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/17/1882 d.8/15/1951 (69)
Pianist, Austrian

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💰🏆🏒Donald Henderson "Dan" Bain -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1874 d.8/15/1962 (88)
Hall of Famer, Merchant, NHL Center, Canadian
Sports Teams: Winnipeg Victorias (possibly 1894-1902)

🏆🏒Edward John "Eddie" Jeremiah -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/4/1905 N.S. d.8/15/1967 N.S. (61)
Hall of Famer, NHL Player, Hockey Coach
Sports Teams: Dartmouth (1926-1930), New Haven Eagles (1930-1933), New York Americans (1931-1932), Boston Bruins (1931-1932), Boston Cubs (1931-1932), Philadelphia Arrows (1933-1934), Cleveland Falcons (1934-1935), Boston Olympics (coach 1935-1936), Dartmouth (coach 1937-1942, 1945-1963, 1964-1967)

🎨René Magritte -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/21/1898 d.8/15/1967 (68)
Painter, Surrealist Artist, Belgiumese

✍📰Gorham Munson -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1896 d.8/15/1969 (73)
Author, Critic, Editor, American

🎭Paul Lukas -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/26/1887 d.8/15/1971 (84)
TV/Movie/Stage Actor, American, Hungarian
Names/Places: RLN:Lucacs

🎵Thomas Wayne Perkins -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1940 d.8/15/1971 (31)
Singer

🏆🏀W. R. Clifford "Cliff" Wells -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/17/1896 N.S. d.8/15/1977 N.S. (81)
Hall of Famer, Basketball Coach
Misc: As a high school basketball coach in Indiana he led his teams to winning more than 50 tournaments, including two Indiana state championships in 1919 and 1934.
Sports Teams: Tulane University (coach 1945-1963)

🎵🎷Irene Kral -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/18/1932 d.8/15/1978 (46)
Jazz Singer

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🎨Walter Berndt -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/22/1899 d.8/15/1979 (79)
Cartoonist
Misc: Smitty

🎨Alfred Hamilton Barr Jr. -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/28/1902 d.8/15/1981 (79)
Artist, Scholar
Misc: art historian; museum director

🎨Ernie Bushmiller -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/23/1905 d.8/15/1982 (76)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Nancy

✍⚖Lawrence Mumford -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/11/1903 d.8/15/1982 (78)
Librarian, Government Official
Misc: Librarian of Congress

Hugh Theorell -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/6/1903 d.8/15/1982 (79)
Biochemist, Swedish
Misc: studied enzymes (Nobel 1955)

🎨Al Kilgore -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/19/1927 d.8/15/1983 (55)
Comic Strip Cartoonist
Misc: Bullwinkle

🎵Norman Petty -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1927 d.8/15/1984 (57)
Music Producer, Composer, Songwriter, Pianist
Misc: Recording studio owner where Buddy Holly and The Crickets recorded their hits

🏆🏒Joe Carveth -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/21/1918 d.8/15/1985 (67)
NHL Forward
Misc: scored 20 or more goals in three seasons.

🎵🎷Rudy Collins -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1934 d.8/15/1988 (54)
Drummer, Jazz Performer

🎵🎸Robert Calverd -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/9/1944 d.8/15/1988 (44)
Rock & Roll Singer, Alternative Rock Singer, British
Group Names: Hawkind

🎭Nina Bara -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/3/1920 d.8/15/1990 (70)
TV Actress
TV Shows: Space Patrol (as Tonga)

🎵Lew C. DeWitt -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/8/1938 d.8/15/1990 (52)
Hall of Famer, Songwriter, Tenor, Country Singer, Country Guitarist
Misc: some say b. 1939
Group Names: The Statler Brothers

🎵🎸Jackie Edwards -- Death Anniversary -- b.??/??/1938 d.8/15/1992
Songwriter, Reggae Singer, Jamaican

Julie Forsythe -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/20/1919 d.8/15/1994 (74)
Celebrity Spouse
Names/Places: John's wife

🏆🏋Paul Anderson -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/17/1932 d.8/15/1994 (61)
Weightlifter
Misc: one of America's greatest light super heavyweight lifter (Olympic-gold-1956)

🎖Clifton Clowers -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/30/1891 d.8/15/1994 (102)
Hero
Misc: celebrated in the hit song Wolverton Mountain, really exists

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Skylar Lynnae Neil -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/26/1991 d.8/15/1995 (4)
Celebrity Daughter
Names/Places: Sharise & Vince Neil's daughter

📰🎭John Cameron Swayze -- Death Anniversary -- b.4/4/1906 d.8/15/1995 (89)
Newscaster, Journalist, Commentator, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Wichita, Ks.
Misc: Timex watch spokesman who made them take a licking and kept on ticking
TV Shows: Who Said That?, Camel News Caravan, Steve Allen Show

🎭🎵Joe Seneca -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1919 d.8/15/1996 (77)
Actor, Singer
Group Names: The Verdict

🎭🎵Ray Heatherton -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/1/1909 d.8/15/1997 (88)
Actor, Commercial Actor, Dancer, Singer
Names/Places: Joey's father
Misc: 1950s Merry Mailman, Tropicana Orange Juice

🎭Charles Eaton -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/22/1910 d.8/15/2004 (94)
Stage Actor
Misc: Broadway star of the 1920s

🎭Tim Russ -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/22/1956 d.8/15/2007 (51)
TV Actor
TV Shows: Star Trek: Voyager (as Vulcan tactical/security officer Tuvok), General Hospital (as Dr. Trent)

🏆🏒Sam Pollock -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/25/1925 d.8/15/2007 (81)
Sports Executive, NHL Player, Canadian
Misc: Hockey GM; managed NHL Montreal Canadiens to 9 Stanley Cups in 14 years (1965-78).

📰💰🎵Jerry Wexler -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/10/1917 N.S. d.8/15/2008 N.S. (91)
Hall of Famer, Journalist, Executive, Music Producer, Arranger, Songwriter
Misc: Instrumental in popularizing soul music to white audiences. Worked with Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave, and many others.

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📰James Jackson Kilpatrick -- Death Anniversary -- b.11/1/1920 d.8/15/2010 (89)
Journalist, Commentator, Columnist
TV Shows: 60 Minutes (Point-Counterpoint Conservative debater 1971-79)

Harry Harrison -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/12/1925 d.8/15/2012 (87)
Sci-fi Writer
Book Titles: Deathworld (trilogy of novels)

Bert Lance -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/3/1931 d.8/15/2013 (82)
Government Official
Misc: the former state highway director who helped Jimmy Carter climb to the presidency and then joined his White House administration.

🎵🎷Jane Harvey -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/6/1925 d.8/15/2013 (88)
Jazz Singer

🎵Licia Albanese -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/22/1913 d.8/15/2014 (101)
Opera Soprano, Italian
Misc: New York Metropolitan Opera

⛪⚖Julian Bond -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/14/1940 d.8/15/2015 N.S. (75)
Quaker, Politician, Civil Rights Leader, Political Activist
Misc: former NAACP Chairman

Dick Assman -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/14/1934 d.8/15/2016 N.S. (82)
Canadian
Names/Places: RN: Richard Arthur Assman
Misc: Canadian gas station attendant; got fame after appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman due to his unusual name

🎵🎷Bobby Hutcherson -- Death Anniversary -- b.1/27/1941 d.8/15/2016 N.S. (75)
Marimba, Vibraphonist, Jazz Musician

🎵Jo Walker-Meador -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/16/1924 d.8/15/2017 N.S. (93)
Hall of Famer, Music Executive
Misc: the long-time executive director of the Country Music Association; in the Country Music Hall of Fame

✍📰🎵Paul Oliver -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/25/1927 d.8/15/2017 N.S. (90)
Hall of Famer, Writer, Historian, Musicologist, English
Misc: writer on the blues and other forms of African-American music.

U.S. Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1942, 😀 “Cow-Cow Boogie (Cuma-Ti-Yi-Yi-Ay)” by Freddie Slack And His Orchestra Featuring Ella Mae Morse peaked at number 9

In 1981, 😀 “Double Dutch Bus” by Frankie Smith peaked at number 30

In 1970, 😀 “Summertime Blues” by The Who peaked at number 27

In 1964, “(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am” by Nancy Wilson peaked at number 11

In 1959, “A Big Hunk O' Love” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 1

In 2015, “All Eyes On You” by Meek Mill Featuring Chris Brown And Nicki Minaj peaked at number 21

In 1992, “Baby-Baby-Baby” by TLC peaked at number 2

In 1987, “Back In The High Life Again” by Steve Winwood peaked at number 13

In 1953, “Butterflies” by Patti Page peaked at number 17

In 1959, “Ciao Ciao Bambina” by Jacky Noguez And His Orchestra peaked at number 24

In 1992, “Come And Talk To Me” by Jodeci peaked at number 11

In 2009, “Ego” by Beyoncé peaked at number 39

In 1992, “End Of The Road” by Boyz II Men peaked at number 1

In 1981, “Endless Love” by Diana Ross And Lionel Richie peaked at number 1

In 1964, “Everybody Loves Somebody” by Dean Martin peaked at number 1

In 1998, “Gotta Be” by Jagged Edge peaked at number 23

In 1981, “I Don't Need You” by Kenny Rogers peaked at number 3

In 1981, “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins peaked at number 19

In 1981, “It's Now Or Never” by John Schneider peaked at number 14

In 1964, “Mixed-Up, Shook-Up Girl” by Patty And The Emblems peaked at number 37

In 1959, “Mona Lisa” by Carl Mann peaked at number 25

In 1998, “My Way” by Usher peaked at number 2

In 1953, “No Other Love” by Perry Como peaked at number 2

In 2015, “R.I.C.O.” by Meek Mill Featuring Drake peaked at number 40

In 2009, “Remember Me” by T.I. Featuring Mary J. Blige peaked at number 29

In 1981, “Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through” by Jim Steinman peaked at number 32

In 1987, “Seven Wonders” by Fleetwood Mac peaked at number 19

In 1964, “She's The One” by Chartbusters peaked at number 33

In 1987, “Since You've Been Gone” by The Outfield peaked at number 31

In 1959, “Small World” by Johnny Mathis peaked at number 20

In 1964, “Steal Away” by Jimmy Hughes peaked at number 17

In 1998, “Still Not A Player” by Big Punisher Featuring Joe peaked at number 24

In 1964, “Sugar Lips” by Al Hirt peaked at number 30

In 1942, “Take Me” by Benny Goodman And His Orchestra Featuring Dick Haymes peaked at number 10

In 1981, “The Stroke” by Billy Squier peaked at number 17

In 1981, “Theme From 'The Greatest American Hero' (Believe It Or Not)” by Joey Scarbury peaked at number 2

In 1959, “What A Difference A Day Makes” by Dinah Washington peaked at number 8

In 1992, “You Remind Me” by Mary J. Blige peaked at number 29

In 2009, “You're A Jerk” by New Boyz peaked at number 24

Canada Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 2015, 😀 “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16” by Keith Urban peaked at number 35

In 1970, 😀 “Spill The Wine” by Eric Burdon And War peaked at number 3

In 1964, 😀 “The Little Old Lady (From Pasadena)” by Jan And Dean peaked at number 1

In 1964, “(You Don't Know) How Glad I Am” by Nancy Wilson peaked at number 6

In 1998, “Ava Adore” by Smashing Pumpkins peaked at number 1

In 1987, “Funky Town” by Pseudo Echo peaked at number 1

In 1964, “Handy Man” by Del Shannon peaked at number 10

In 1981, “I Don't Need You” by Kenny Rogers peaked at number 10

In 1964, “I Wanna Love Him So Bad” by Jelly Beans peaked at number 8

In 1964, “Keep On Pushing” by The Impressions peaked at number 18

In 1959, “Lavender Blue” by Sammy Turner peaked at number 3

In 1970, “Lay A Little Lovin' On Me” by Robin McNamara peaked at number 6

In 2015, “Lean On” by Major Lazer Featuring DJ Snake And MØ peaked at number 3

In 1992, “Love Vibe” by Lisa Lougheed peaked at number 10

In 1970, “Make It With You” by Bread peaked at number 2

In 1981, “Modern Girl” by Sheena Easton peaked at number 9

In 1992, “November Rain” by Guns N' Roses peaked at number 1

In 2009, “Remember Me” by T.I. Featuring Mary J. Blige peaked at number 21

In 1987, “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You” by Gloria Estefan And The Miami Sound Machine peaked at number 11

In 1964, “Share Your Love With Me” by Bobby 'Blue' Bland peaked at number 15

In 1964, “Tell Me (You're Coming Back)” by The Rolling Stones peaked at number 7

In 1959, “Till There Was You” by Anita Bryant peaked at number 15

In 2009, “When Love Takes Over” by David Guetta Featuring Kelly Rowland peaked at number 22

In 1987, “You're The Voice” by John Farnham peaked at number 12

U.K. Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, 😀 “Hooked On Classics (medley)” by Louis Clark Conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra peaked at number 2

In 1970, 😀 “Neanderthal Man” by Hotlegs peaked at number 2

In 1959, 😀 “Ragtime Cowboy Joe” by David Seville And The Chipmunks peaked at number 11

In 1970, 😀 “Summertime Blues” by The Who peaked at number 38

In 1981, “Back To The 60's (medley)” by Tight Fit peaked at number 4

In 1992, “Barcelona” by Freddie Mercury And Montserrat Caballé peaked at number 2

In 1981, “Beach Boy Gold” by Gidea Park peaked at number 11

In 2009, “Beautiful” by Eminem peaked at number 12

In 1992, “Boing!” by The Wedding Present peaked at number 19

In 2009, “Confusion Girl” by Frankmusik peaked at number 27

In 1964, “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” by Manfred Mann peaked at number 1

In 2015, “Drag Me Down” by One Direction peaked at number 1

In 1998, “El Nino” by Agnelli And Nelson peaked at number 21

In 2009, “Funhouse” by P!nk peaked at number 29

In 1987, “Girls, Girls, Girls” by Mötley Crüe peaked at number 26

In 1953, “Hot Toddy” by Ted Heath And His Music peaked at number 6

In 2015, “How Deep Is Your Love” by Calvin Harris And Disciples peaked at number 2

In 1964, “I Found Out The Hard Way” by The Four Pennies peaked at number 14

In 1987, “I Just Can't Stop Loving You” by Michael Jackson With Siedah Garrett peaked at number 1

In 2015, “I Need Your Love” by Shaggy Featuring Mohombi, Faydee, Costi peaked at number 36

In 1964, “I Should Care” by Frank Ifield peaked at number 28

In 1987, “I Surrender (To The Spirit Of The Night)” by Samantha Fox peaked at number 25

In 1998, “I Wanna Be Your Lady” by Hinda Hicks peaked at number 14

In 1998, “I Wanna Love You” by Solid Harmonie peaked at number 20

In 1992, “If You Don't Love Me” by Prefab Sprout peaked at number 33

In 1964, “It's Only Make Believe” by Billy Fury peaked at number 10

In 2009, “Keep Your Head Up” by Girls Can't Catch peaked at number 26

In 1998, “Kickin' Hard” by The Klubbheads peaked at number 36

In 1987, “Lips Like Sugar” by Echo And The Bunnymen peaked at number 36

In 1998, “Love Unlimited” by Fun Lovin' Criminals peaked at number 18

In 1998, “Mysterious Times” by Sash! Featuring Tina Cousins peaked at number 2

In 1970, “Natural Sinner” by FairWeather peaked at number 6

In 1998, “Needin' U” by David Morales Presents The Face peaked at number 8

In 2009, “Never Leave You” by Tinchy Stryder Featuring Amelle peaked at number 1

In 1998, “No Matter What” by Boyzone peaked at number 1

In 2015, “Omen” by Disclosure Featuring Sam Smith peaked at number 13

In 1959, “Only Sixteen” by Sam Cooke peaked at number 23

In 1998, “Pure Morning” by Placebo peaked at number 4

In 1992, “Purple Love Balloon” by Cud peaked at number 27

In 1987, “Roadblock” by Stock Aitken Waterman peaked at number 13

In 1992, “Silent Lucidity” by Queensrÿche peaked at number 18

In 1970, “Something” by Shirley Bassey peaked at number 4

In 2009, “Sweet Dreams” by Beyoncé peaked at number 5

In 1964, “The Ferris Wheel” by The Everly Brothers peaked at number 22

In 2015, “The Party (This Is How We Do It)” by Joe Stone And Montell Jordan peaked at number 17

In 1953, “The Song From Moulin Rouge” by Mantovani peaked at number 1

In 1987, “True Faith” by New Order peaked at number 4

In 1959, “Twixt Twelve And Twenty” by Pat Boone peaked at number 18

In 2015, “Wanna Do” by Joe Weller Featuring Emil peaked at number 28

In 2015, “Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)” by Silentó peaked at number 19

In 1964, “You'll Never Get To Heaven (If You Break My Heart)” by Dionne Warwick peaked at number 20

Australian Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1953, 😀 “How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?” by Patti Page peaked at number 1

In 1970, “ABC” by The Jackson 5 peaked at number 14

In 1992, “Amigos para siempre (Friends For Life)” by José Carreras And Sarah Brightman peaked at number 1

In 1992, “As Ugly As They Wanna Be” by Ugly Kid Joe peaked at number 4

In 2009, “Beautiful” by Eminem peaked at number 33

In 1964, “Can't You See That She's Mine” by The Dave Clark Five peaked at number 13

In 1964, “Chapel Of Love” by Dixie Cups peaked at number 17

In 2015, “Cheyenne” by Jason DeRulo peaked at number 25

In 2015, “Drag Me Down” by One Direction peaked at number 1

In 2015, “Ghost Town” by Adam Lambert peaked at number 2

In 2015, “Good For You” by Selena Gomez Featuring A$AP Rocky peaked at number 10

In 1992, “Heaven Knows” by Rick Price [AU] peaked at number 6

In 2009, “Heavy Cross” by Gossip peaked at number 7

In 1981, “If You Leave Me, Can I Come Too? / Assault And Flattery” by Mental As Anything peaked at number 4

In 1964, “Oh, Rock My Soul” by Peter, Paul And Mary peaked at number 16

In 1981, “Planet Earth / Late Bar” by Duran Duran peaked at number 8

In 1970, “Puppet Man” by The 5th Dimension peaked at number 19

In 1987, “Sally” by Carmel peaked at number 39

In 1987, “Seven Wonders” by Fleetwood Mac peaked at number 23

In 1987, “Shakedown” by Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band peaked at number 9

In 2015, “Shine” by Years And Years peaked at number 15

In 1981, “Slow Hand / Holdin' Out For Love” by The Pointer Sisters peaked at number 5

In 1981, “Sukiyaki (Ueo Muite Arukou) / Don't You Lead Me On” by A Taste Of Honey peaked at number 24

In 1987, “The Loco-Motion” by Kylie Minogue peaked at number 1

In 1981, “This Is Japan / Can't Stand It” by Jack Green peaked at number 35

In 1981, “This Little Girl / Way Back When” by Gary U.S. Bonds peaked at number 26

In 1998, “Turn Back Time” by Aqua peaked at number 10

In 1953, “Your Cheatin' Heart” by Hank Williams or Frankie Laine peaked at number 8

New Zealand Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1992, “100%” by Sonic Youth peaked at number 30

In 2009, “21 Guns” by Green Day peaked at number 3

In 1998, “All I Want Is You” by 911 peaked at number 34

In 1992, “All New Zealand Heroes” by PWH peaked at number 32

In 1998, “Angel” by Massive Attack peaked at number 33

In 1981, “Atmosphere” by Joy Division peaked at number 1

In 2015, “Awaken My Soul” by Arise peaked at number 31

In 2009, “Beautiful” by Eminem peaked at number 4

In 2015, “Dessert” by Dawin peaked at number 6

In 1987, “Diamonds” by Herb Alpert And Janet Jackson peaked at number 31

In 1987, “Down To Earth” by Curiosity Killed The Cat peaked at number 13

In 2015, “Drag Me Down” by One Direction peaked at number 1

In 2009, “Evacuate The Dancefloor” by Cascada peaked at number 2

In 1987, “Ever Fallen In Love” by Fine Young Cannibals peaked at number 23

In 1981, “Face The Day” by The Angels (Australia) peaked at number 30

In 1992, “Fear Of Falling” by Shona Laing peaked at number 26

In 1998, “Feel It” by The Tamperer Featuring Maya peaked at number 10

In 1987, “Flames Of Paradise” by Jennifer Rush And Elton John peaked at number 14

In 1998, “Gotta Be... Movin' On Up” by P.M. Dawn Featuring Ky-Mani peaked at number 23

In 2009, “Heavy Cross” by Gossip peaked at number 12

In 1992, “I Don't Care” by Shakespears Sister peaked at number 11

In 2015, “I Don't Like It, I Love It” by Flo Rida Featuring Robin Thicke And Verdine White peaked at number 8

In 1992, “I Miss You” by Joe Public peaked at number 18

In 1987, “I Want Your Sex” by George Michael peaked at number 2

In 1998, “Iris” by Goo Goo Dolls peaked at number 16

In 1987, “Jump Start” by Natalie Cole peaked at number 20

In 1981, “Kids In America” by Kim Wilde peaked at number 5

In 1987, “Laser Light” by Latin Lover peaked at number 38

In 1998, “Love So Right” by Ardiyah peaked at number 6

In 1998, “Make It Hot” by Nicole Featuring Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott And Mocha peaked at number 26

In 1987, “Sensitive To A Smile” by Herbs peaked at number 9

In 1987, “Shakedown” by Bob Seger And The Silver Bullet Band peaked at number 33

In 1998, “Space Cadet” by The Feelers peaked at number 8

In 2009, “Stand With You” by J. Williams Featuring Lavina Williams peaked at number 6

In 1981, “The One That You Love” by Air Supply peaked at number 26

In 1992, “This Used To Be My Playground” by Madonna peaked at number 14

In 1987, “Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Noise!” by Age Of Chance peaked at number 34

Netherlands Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1992, 😀 “57 Channels (And Nothin' On)” by Bruce Springsteen peaked at number 39

In 1998, “Aan de kust (Live)” by Bløf peaked at number 25

In 1992, “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus peaked at number 25

In 1970, “Agata” by Nino Ferrer peaked at number 5

In 1981, “Amor de mis amores (Que nadie sepa mis sufrir)” by Julio Iglesias peaked at number 29

In 1970, “Back Home” by Golden Earring peaked at number 1

In 1970, “De fles” by Jan Boezeroen peaked at number 11

In 1981, “De Nederlandse sterre die strale overal!” by Rubberen Robbie peaked at number 1

In 1987, “Fake” by Alexander O'Neal peaked at number 20

In 1981, “Ghost Town” by The Special AKA (The Specials) peaked at number 12

In 1964, “Hello, Dolly!” by Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars peaked at number 8

In 1987, “I Heard A Rumour” by Bananarama peaked at number 16

In 1992, “It's My Life” by Dr. Alban peaked at number 1

In 1964, “It's Over” by Roy Orbison peaked at number 4

In 1998, “Let The Music Heal Your Soul” by Bravo All Stars peaked at number 24

In 1970, “Love Like A Man” by Ten Years After peaked at number 19

In 1981, “Malaika” by Boney M. peaked at number 14

In 1964, “On The Beach” by Cliff Richard peaked at number 3

In 1992, “Sexy M.F.” by Prince And The New Power Generation peaked at number 4

In 1987, “Sold” by Boy George peaked at number 19

In 1970, “Something” by Shirley Bassey peaked at number 10

In 1987, “Sweet Sixteen” by Billy Idol peaked at number 11

In 1992, “The Best Things In Life Are Free” by Luther Vandross And Janet Jackson peaked at number 20

In 1970, “The Letter” by Joe Cocker With Leon Russell peaked at number 27

In 1970, “There He Comes” by Flashback [NL] peaked at number 29

In 1998, “Viva Forever” by Spice Girls peaked at number 7

Sweden Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, 😀 “Stars On 45 (medley)” by Stars On 45 peaked at number 7

In 1987, “19hundra80sju” by Imperiet peaked at number 8

In 1981, “Angel Face” by Shock [SE] peaked at number 19

In 1981, “Chequered Love” by Kim Wilde peaked at number 6

In 1987, “Funky Town” by Pseudo Echo peaked at number 9

In 1981, “Ge apan i dig en chans” by Peter Lundblad peaked at number 15

In 1981, “Sommartid” by Magnus Uggla peaked at number 13

In 1998, “The Boy Is Mine” by Brandy And Monica peaked at number 3

In 1981, “Vill ha dej” by Freestyle peaked at number 1

Austria Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1970, “American Woman” by The Guess Who peaked at number 7

In 1970, “Annabella” by The Soulful Dynamics peaked at number 12

In 1970, “Das Wunder bist du” by Peter Alexander peaked at number 11

In 1970, “Er hat ein knallrotes Gummiboot” by Wencke Myhre peaked at number 16

In 1992, “Even Better Than The Real Thing” by U2 peaked at number 8

In 1992, “Friday I'm In Love” by The Cure peaked at number 13

In 1981, “Hello Man” by Cosmetics peaked at number 2

In 1998, “Horny '98” by Mousse T. Featuring Hot 'n' Juicy And Inaya Day peaked at number 17

In 1970, “I Can See, But You Don't Know” by The Equals peaked at number 20

In 1987, “I Want Your Sex” by George Michael peaked at number 2

In 1987, “It's A Sin” by Pet Shop Boys peaked at number 1

In 1992, “Jive Connie” by Connie Francis peaked at number 2

In 1981, “Kids In America” by Kim Wilde peaked at number 12

In 1970, “Lavoro e amore” by Adriano Celentano peaked at number 8

In 1981, “Louise (We Get It Right)” by Jona Lewie peaked at number 14

In 1992, “Midlife Crisis” by Faith No More peaked at number 9

In 1987, “Miss You So” by Bonnie Bianco peaked at number 7

In 1981, “Oh No No” by Bernie Paul peaked at number 10

In 1987, “Sailin' Home” by Piet Veerman peaked at number 27

In 1981, “Sarà perché ti amo” by Ricchi And Poveri peaked at number 7

In 1992, “Sexy M.F.” by Prince And The New Power Generation peaked at number 6

In 1970, “Spirit In The Sky” by Norman Greenbaum peaked at number 4

In 1981, “Stand And Deliver” by Adam And The Ants peaked at number 9

In 1992, “Temple Of Love (1992)” by Sisters Of Mercy peaked at number 16

In 1998, “The Boy Is Mine” by Brandy And Monica peaked at number 6

In 1970, “Up Around The Bend” by Creedence Clearwater Revival peaked at number 3

In 1998, “Viva Forever” by Spice Girls peaked at number 4

In 1981, “You Drive Me Crazy” by Shakin' Stevens peaked at number 6

France Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1992, “Come As You Are” by Nirvana peaked at number 12

In 1987, “Hélène” by Julien Clerc peaked at number 11

In 1987, “Just Around The Corner” by Cock Robin peaked at number 18

In 1987, “Le cœur en exil” by Images peaked at number 6

In 1998, “The Boy Is Mine” by Brandy And Monica peaked at number 2

In 1998, “Viva Forever” by Spice Girls peaked at number 18

Norway Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1981, 😀 “Stars On 45 Vol. 2 (Medley II)” by Starsound (Stars On 45) peaked at number 5

In 1959, “A Big Hunk O' Love” by Elvis Presley peaked at number 2

In 1998, “All 'Bout The Money” by Meja peaked at number 3

In 1998, “C'est la vie” by B*Witched peaked at number 9

In 1998, “I Don't Want To Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith peaked at number 1

In 1964, “I Won't Forget You” by Jim Reeves peaked at number 1

In 1987, “Play It Cool” by Freiheit peaked at number 10

In 1964, “Ramona” by The Bachelors peaked at number 9

Switzerland Pop Singles Chart Peaks

In 1987, 😀 “Dragnet” by The Art Of Noise peaked at number 29

In 1998, “Brother Louie '98” by Modern Talking peaked at number 21

In 1992, “Didi” by Khaled peaked at number 30

In 1987, “F.L.M.” by Mel And Kim peaked at number 16

In 1992, “I Don't Care” by Shakespears Sister peaked at number 28

In 1987, “I Just Can't Stop Loving You” by Michael Jackson With Siedah Garrett peaked at number 2

In 1987, “I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For” by U2 peaked at number 18

In 1981, “La Provence (du blühendes Land)” by Nana Mouskouri peaked at number 8

In 1981, “Loreley” by Dschinghis Khan peaked at number 11

In 1981, “Una notte da impazzire” by Pino D'Angio' peaked at number 13

In 1992, “Weather With You” by Crowded House peaked at number 8

In 1992, “Who Is It?” by Michael Jackson peaked at number 14

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In 1769, Napoleon Bonaparte, French military leader and emperor, born in Ajaccio, Corsica. After his defeat in 1815 by Wellington at Waterloo, he was banished to Saint Helena where he died.

In 1790, Father John Carroll becomes the first U.S. Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church.

In 1805, The members of the Lewis and Clark expedition cross the Continental Divide in present-day Montana on their way to the Pacific Ocean.

In 1848, M. Waldo Hanchett of Syracuse, New York, patented the dental chair.

In 1888, T.E. (Thomas Edward) Lawrence, British adventurer, writer, archaeologist and soldier, born. He became known as “Lawrence of Arabia” after leading the Arab revolt against the Turks 1917-18.

In 1911, Procter and Gamble Company of Cincinnati, Ohio, introduced Crisco hydrogenated shortening this day.

In 1935, Humorist Will Rogers and aviator Wiley Post were killed when their airplane crashed near Point Barrow in the Alaska Territory.

In 1939, The MGM musical fantasy “The Wizard Of Oz” motion picture opened at Graumanʹs Chinese Theater in Hollywood as a bomb, but became a classic anyway. Frank Morgan played the Wizard because W.C. Fields held out for too much money. Judy Garland was chosen over Shirley Temple after testing for the role of Dorothy, saying that Judy was better suited for the role.

In 1946, The DuMont television network made its debut over two stations, WABD in New York and WTTG in Washington, D.C. (The network lasted a decade, folding in 1956.)

In 1947, R.C., “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)” by Tex Williams is the number one pop single. Kids, remember the warnings about cigarette smoking?

In 1947, India gains independence from Britain after 200 years of rule. The Indian Independence Bill also grants independence to Pakistan, though that country observes its freedom one day earlier.

In 1948, CBS inaugurates the first nightly network newscast, CBS-TV News, with Douglas Edwards as anchor, but is unable to attract any sponsors.

In 1948, The Republic of Korea (South Korea) was proclaimed (National Day).

In 1948, “Hollywood Screen Test”, TV Game Show; debut on ABC.

In 1948, “Movieland Quiz”, TV Game Show; debut on ABC.

In 1950, Ezzard Charles KOʹs Freddie Beshore in the 14th round to retain his world heavyweight crown.

In 1954, The Orioles lose their 27th consecutive game as the visiting team in Cleveland with a 3-1 nightcap loss to the Indians. The record losing streak on the road against one opponent started on August 13, 1952 when the franchise was played as the Saint Louis Browns.

In 1960, R.C., “Finger Poppin' Time” by Hank Ballard and The Midnighters peaked at number seven on the pop singles chart.

In 1960, R.C., “Itʹs Now Or Never” by Elvis Presley peaked at number one on the pop singles chart and stayed there for five weeks. The song sells more than 20 million copies worldwide, making it Presleyʹs biggest single.

In 1960, R.C., “Walking To New Orleans” by Fats Domino peaked at number six on the pop singles chart.

In 1960, UFO is sighted by three California patrolmen.

In 1960, COVER OF TIME Comic/satirist Mort Sahl

In 1964, R.C., “Everybody Loves Somebody” by Dean Martin peaked at number one on the pop singles chart.

In 1965, With Beatlemania in full force, the Fab Four play Shea Stadium, the home of the Mets, marking the first time a rock band headlines a stadium venue. Screams drown out the bandʹs very memorable performance in front of a sold-out crowd of 56,000 that features a 30-minute set of 12 songs.

In 1969, Peace, love, dope, and rock and roll. The first of a three-day Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened on an alfalfa field near Max Yasgurʹs Farm in Bethel, New York. The three day concert drew a crowd of more than 400,000 people. When almost a half-million people showed up without tickets organizers gave up and opened the event to all comers. It was obvious even at the time that the concert was a major cultural event. The 24 bands included Janis Joplin, Santana, Credence Clearwater Revival, The Who, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Canned Heat, Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, Joan Baez, Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, and Joe Cocker. Max Yasgur owned the land where the concert series took place. It was more widely known as the Woodstock Festival and it became the symbol of the counter-culture movement. Things that helped make Woodstock a unique event included rampant drug use, not enough food, and sanitation, three deaths, two births and four miscarriages.

In 1970, On the cover of TV Guide: “Johnny Carson”. Other Articles: General Hospital

In 1970, R.C., “Summertime Blues” by The Who peaked at #27 on the pop singles chart.

In 1970, Breaking into the top ten “IN THE SUMMERTIME” (Mungo Jerry); “WAR” (Edwin Starr)

In 1974, A team of six in Phoenix, Arizona recorded the longest team trampoline bouncing marathon of 1,248 hours, or 52 days.

In 1974, Longest team (6) trampoline bouncing marathon (1,248 hours (52 days)).

In 1980, “I, Me, Mine”, an autobiography by former Beatle, George Harrison, went on sale in London.

In 1981, R.C., “Double Dutch Bus” by Frankie Smith peaked at #30 on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie peaked at number one on the pop singles chart and stayed there for nine weeks.

In 1981, R.C., “I Donʹt Need You” by Kenny Rogers peaked at number three on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins peaked at #19 on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “Itʹs Now Or Never” by John Schneider peaked at #14 on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “The Stroke” by Billy Squier peaked at #17 on the pop singles chart.

In 1981, R.C., “Theme From Greatest American Hero (Believe It Or Not)” by Joey Scarbury peaked at number two on the pop singles chart.

In 1984, “Ghostbusters” album (soundtrack) was certified Gold by the RIAA

In 1984, “The Woman In Red” starring Gene Wilder, Charles Grodin, Gilda Radner, and Kelly LeBrock opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 1986, “Love, American Style”, second run, TV Anthology, comedy; last aired on ABC.

In 1987, On the cover of TV Guide: “Alf”. Other Articles: Martin Mull, Ron Ely

In 1987, R.C., “Back In The High Life Again” by Steve Winwood peaked at #13 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Seven Wonders” by Fleetwood Mac peaked at #19 on the pop singles chart.

In 1987, R.C., “Since Youʹve Been Gone” by Outfield peaked at #31 on the pop singles chart.

In 1992, HBO airs “The Garden Weasel,” the first episode of “The Larry Sanders Show.” The original pilot, “Good Night,” has never been shown in its original form. In that unseen pilot, Larry threatens to move to Montana while he and Jeannie are house shopping; Hank first displays his habit of falling asleep on the couch while the show is airing; Phil tries to get Larry to do some anti-Israeli jokes; Larry asks Hank to stop saying “Hey now!”; and Janet Jackson arrives via helicopter for the last few minutes of the show. Most of these “lost” storylines later find their way into episodes, including the first-season finale.

In 1992, R.C., “End Of The Road” by Boyz II Men peaked at number one on the pop singles chart and stayed there for 13 weeks.

In 1992, “Roundhouse” TV Comedy Variety and “Are You Afraid Of The Dark?” TV Horror debut on Nickelodeon.

In 1992, “Weird Al” Yankovic gave a live performance at the Arkansas Festival in Little Rock, Arkansas, taped for VH-1 special.

In 1993, Three and a half years after Doctor Samuel Beckett has his first out-of-body experience, “Quantum Leap” makes its final appearance on NBC.

In 1998, The “Family Channel” becomes “The FOX Family Channel,” with the promise and/or threat of “entertaining contemporary families with a Fox attitude” (hastily replaced with a slogan of “FOX personality.”) Among the new lineup are: funny videos on “Outrageous!”, feuding families on the John Salley hosted game show “I Canʹt Believe You Said That!”, even more funny videos on “Show Me The Funny,” assorted kidsʹ comedy segments (mostly Mr. Bean) on “Ohh, Nooo!!! Mr. Bill Presents,” and still more funny videos on “Life, Camera, Action.” The 700 Club remains without any injection of attitude or personality. In 2001, Fox sold it to ABC where it then became, guess what? The ABC Family Channel (sheez, youʹd think theyʹd call it ABC2?)

In 2000, The book “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book Two)” was released in bookstores.

In 2001, Death returns to the “Family Guy” for help getting a date. Itʹs originally supposed to be death for the series, with this orignally produced to be the last episode of season three. But 14 more episodes air in what seems to be 15 different timeslots.

In 2006, “The Weird Al Show” DVD was released.

In 2008, The movie “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” opened in movie theaters in the U.S.A.

In 2012, “Oh Sit!” began airing on The CW

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