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1972 – Gabrielle Union - Stately, smart and stylish, Gabrielle Union may be best known for her turn as cheer captain Isis in the dueling-cheerleaders flick Bring It On.
1971 - Winonia Ryder - Having grown up on a commune with hippie parents and godfather Timothy Leary, Ryder had ample opportunity to observe the quirky teens she would portray on screen in Lucas (1986), Beetlejuice (1988), Mermaids (1990), and Edward Scissorhands (1990). Ryder turned in Oscar-nominated performances in The Age of Innocence (1993) and Little Women (1994)
1947 - American actor Richard Dreyfuss - In the late 1970s Richard Dreyfuss was a top box office star, thanks to starring roles in the Steven Spielberg blockbusters Jaws (1975) and Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977).
Richard Dreyfus from “Who’s Life Is It Anway?” 1981
1930 - The Big Bopper (J.P. Richardson) is born in
2005 – The four original wax heads of The Beatles that were used for the cover of their Sgt. Pepper album were auctioned off after being discovered in a back room at
2004 - Osama bin Laden, in a videotaped statement, directly admitted for the first time that he'd ordered the Sept. 11 attacks on the
2003 - The highest new entry on the charts is Rod Stewart at No. 2 with As Time Goes By … Great American Songbook: Vol. II.
2003 – Research by Professor James Kellaris of the University of Cincinnati College of Business Administration, found that songs get stuck in our heads because they create a ‘brain itch’ that can only be scratched by repeating a tune over and over. Songs such as the Village People’s “YMCA” and the Baha Men’s “Who Let The Dogs Out”, owe their success to their ability to create a ‘cognitive itch’.
2002 - Christina Aguilera's album "Stripped" was released.
2000 – The Spice Girls score their ninth U.K. No. 1 single as a group, as the double-sided "Holler/”Let Love Lead The Way” hits the top with first-week sales of 140,000 copies.
1998 - Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.
1995 – Paul Anka is the featured guest on an episode of Fox-TV’s The Simpsons.
1991 - The American space probe Galileo takes the first close-up photograph of an asteroid in space
1983 – Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” marks its 491st week on the Billboard album chart, surpassing the previous record holder, “Johnny’s Greatest Hits” by Johnny Mathis. When it finally fell off of list in October 1988, “Dark Side” had set a record of 741 weeks on the chart.
1983 - Today the song "
1982 – Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson released “The Girl is Mine”, which will rise to #2 on the Billboard Pop chart.
1982 - Lindy Chamberlain is convicted of the murder of her baby daughter after the child's disappearance at Ayers Rock
1977 - A 30 year old Rocker named Marvin Lee Aday, who uses the stage name Meat Loaf, releases his landmark album “Bat Out Of Hell”. Since that time, the LP has sold over 43 million copies worldwide.
1967 - "Hair," advertised as the "The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical " opens off-Broadway at the Public Theater in
1961 - The top, pop song on the charts belonged to Dion (DiMucci). "Runaround Sue" was in its second week at the tiptop of the top-tune tabulation (it was in the top 40 for three months).
1957 - Buddy Holly & the Crickets "Oh Boy!" is put out by Brunswick Records. It peaks at #10 in December.
1945 - First
1863 - Red Cross -Delegates from fourteen nations, led by Swiss philanthropist Henri Dunant, approve plans for an international organization to help the wounded in time of war.