Almanac: September 28, 2015

Birthdays

  • 1901 - Ed Sullivan (d. 1974)
  • 1923 - Naphtali “Tuli” Kupferberg (Fugs) (d. 2010)
  • 1928 - Koko Taylor (d. 2009)
  • 1930 - Tommy Collins (born Leonard Sipes) (d. 2000)
  • 1937 - Glenn Sutton (country songwriter) (d. 2007)
  • 1938 - Ben E. King (d. 2015)
  • 1943 - Nick St. Nicholas (Steppenwolf) (72)
  • 1946 - Helen Shapiro (69)
  • 1947 - Peter Hope-Evans (Medicine Head) (68)
  • 1950 - Paul Burgess (10cc) (65)
  • 1952 - Andy Ward (Camel, Marillion) (63)
  • 1953 - Jim Diamond (62)
  • 1953 - Paul Harwood (Mahogany Rush) (62)
  • 1954 - George Lynch (Dokken) (61)
  • 1957 - C.J. Chenier (58)
  • 1958 - Ned Leukhardt (Wall of Voodoo) (57)
  • 1960 - Jennifer Rush (55)
  • 1962 - Peter Hooten (Farm) (53)
  • 1966 - Ginger Fish (born Kenneth Wilson) (Marilyn Manson) (49)
  • 1967 - Moon Unit Zappa (48)
  • 1968 - Sean Levert (d. 2008)
  • 1969 - Karen Fairchild (Little Big Town) (46)
  • 1984 - Melody Thornton (Pussycat Dolls) (31)
  • 1987 - Hilary Duff (28)

Deaths
  • 1968 - Dewey Phillips (pioneering rock DJ) - Heart failure (42)
  • 1991 - Miles Davis - Stroke, pneumonia, respiratory failure (65)
  • 1996 - Bob Gibson - Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) (64)
  • 2009 - DJ AM (born Adam Goldstein) - Drug overdose (36)
  • 2009 - Lucy Vodden (of Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds fame) - Lupus (46)

On This Day
  • 1963 - DJ Murray the K in New York plays the Beatles She Loves You, possibly the first time a Beatles song is played on the U.S. airwaves.
  • 1968 - The manager of Janis Joplin announced that she had left Big Brother and the Holding Company.
  • 1972 - David Bowie had his first sell-out in the U.S. for a show at Carnegie Hall in New York.
  • 1975 - Jerry Garcia and Friends and the Jefferson Starship played a free concert for 50,000 in San Francisco's Lindley Park.
  • 1976 - George Harrison was sued by A&M records for $6 million after missing an album deadline by two months.
  • 1989 - Jimmy Buffett's short story book, Tales of Margaritaville, was released.
  • 1991 - Bryan Adams was given the Order of Canada and the Order of British Columbia.
  • 1994 - Bobby Brown witnessed the drive-by killing of his sister's fiance in Roxbury, NJ.
  • 2000 - Barbra Streisand performed her “farewell” concert at Madison Square Garden in New York.
  • 2002 - Nutbush, TN named a stretch of State Highway 19 the Tina Turner Highway.
  • 2004 - Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) criticized the U.S. in an editorial in the Los Angeles Times calling their airline screening system “indiscriminate” and “unjust.”
  • 2004 - Randy Travis received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Marriages
  • 1986 - Jett Williams and Keith Adkinson

Released
  • 1958 - To Know Him Is To Love Him - Teddy Bears

Awards
  • 2006 - International Bluegrass Music Awards
    • Entertainer of the Year - Grascals

Broadcasts
  • 1987 - $10,000 Pyramid (Game show) - Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson

Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1946 - Five Minutes More - Frank Sinatra (1 week (1 previous week at number 1))
  • 1968 - Hey Jude - Beatles (9 weeks)
  • 1974 - Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim (1 week)

Number Ones – U.S. Albums

  • 1946 - The Ink Spots - Ink Spots (7 weeks)
  • 1968 - Time Piece: The Rascals' Greatest Hits - Rascals (1 week)
  • 1974 - Bad Company - Bad Company (1 week)
  • 1991 - Ropin' the Wind - Garth Brooks (1 week)
  • 1996 - Home Again - New Edition (1 week)

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