Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Almanac: August 16, 2016

Birthdays

  • 1915 - Al Hibbler (d. 2001)
  • 1915 - Melvin "Lil' Son" Jackson (d. 1976)
  • 1922 - Ernie Freeman (d. 1981)
  • 1923 - Eddie Kirkland (d. 2011)
  • 1924 - Fess Parker (d. 2010)
  • 1928 - Eydie Gorme (d. 2013)
  • 1934 - Ketty Lester (82)
  • 1939 - Eric Weissberg (77)
  • 1939 - Billy Joe Shaver (77)
  • 1942 - Robert "Squirrel" Lester (Chi-Lites) (d. 2010)
  • 1944 - Kevin Ayres (Soft Machine) (d. 2013)
  • 1945 - Gary Loizzo (American Breed) (71)
  • 1945 - Gordon "Snowy" Fleet (Easybeats) (71)
  • 1948 - Barry Hay (Golden Earring) (68)
  • 1949 - Scott Asheton (Stooges) (d. 2014)
  • 1949 - Bill Spooner (Tubes) (67)
  • 1953 - James "J.T." Taylor (Kool and the Gang) (63)
  • 1957 - Tim Farris (INXS) (59)
  • 1958 - Madonna (58)
  • 1960 - Chris Penderson (Camper Van Beethoven) (56)
  • 1964 - Matt Lukin (Melvins, Mudhoney) (52)
  • 1967 - MC Remedee (Cookie Crew) (49
  • 1972 - Emily Robison (Dixie Chicks) (44)
  • 1980 - Vanessa Carlton (36)
  • 1980 - Robert Hardy (Franz Ferdinand) (36)
  • 1987 - Dan Smyers (Dan + Shay) (29)
  • 1997 - Grayson Chance (19)
Deaths
  • 1938 - Robert Johnson - Possible strychnine poisoning (27)
  • 1977 - Elvis Presley - Prescribed drug overdose (42)
  • 1995 - Robert "Bobby" DeBarge (DeBarge) - AIDS (39)
  • 1997 - Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan - Heart failure (48)
  • 2000 - Alan Caddy (Tornados) (60)
  • 2005 - Vassar Clements - Lung cancer (77)
  • 2008 - Ronnie Drew (Dubliners) - Cancer (73)
On This Day
  • 1962 - Brian Epstein fired Pete Best from the Beatles. Ringo Starr was his replacement.
  • 1965 - David Jones became David Bowie.
  • 1965 - Mike Smith of the Dave Clark Five broke two ribs when he was pulled off the stage by fans in Chicago.
  • 1967 - Jeannie Seely joined the Grand Ole Opry.
  • 1968 - The Jackson 5 made their performing debut with Diana Ross & the Supremes.
  • 1968 - Earth, a new band featuring Bruce Springsteen, made their live debut in Red Bank, NJ.
  • 1969 - Saturday at the Woodstock Festival featured Quill, Country Joe McDonald, John Sebastian, Santana, Keef Hartley Band, Incredible String Band, Canned Heat, Mountain, Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Band, Sly & the Family Stone, Who and the Jefferson Airplane.
  • 1974 - The Ramones made their live debut at CBGB in New York.
  • 1975 - Peter Gabriel announced he was leaving Genesis.
  • 1976 - Cliff Richard started a tour of the USSR in Leningrad.
  • 1977 - The Buzzcocks signed with United Artists.
  • 1987 - Thousands come to Graceland in Memphis to honor Elvis Presley on the tenth anniversary of his death.
  • 1997 - 30,000 people trekked to Graceland for the 20th anniversary of Elvis Presley's death.
  • 2002 - The Rolling Stones make a surprise appearance at a club in Toronto prior to their Licks tour.
  • 2003 - A U.S. postage stamp honoring Henry Mancini was released.
  • 2005 - Madonna was injured in a horse riding accident, breaking her collarbone, three ribs and hand.
  • 2005 - P Diddy, ex-Puff Daddy, announced on NBC's the Today Show that he was changing his name again to just Diddy.
Marriages
  • 1983 - Paul Simon and Carrie Fischer
  • 1985 - Madonna and Sean Penn
Divorces
  • 1968 - Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow
Recorded
  • 1935 - I Wanna Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart - Patsy Montana
  • 1961 - Crazy - Patsy Cline
  • 1968 - While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Beatles
Released
  • 1962 - I Call It Pretty Music (But the Old People Call It the Blues) - Stevie Wonder (debut single)
  • 1966 - Last Train to Clarksville - Monkees (debut single)
Broadcasts
  • 1969 - Johnny Cash Show (ABC) - O.C. Smith, Kenny Rogers & the First Edition, Melanie, Grandpa Jones
  • 2005 - Tommy Lee Goes to College (debut)
  • 2005 - Today Show (NBC) - P. Diddy
  • 2010 - Jimmy Kimmel - Ozzy Osbourne
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1986 - Papa Don't Preach - Madonna (2 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 1947 - Al Jolson Souvenir Album - Al Jolson (7 weeks)
  • 1958 - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 - Van Cliburn (5 weeks)
  • 1986 - True Blue - Madonna (5 weeks)
  • 1997 - The Art of War - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (1 week)
  • 2008 - Love on the Inside - Sugarland (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1969 - Choice of Colors - Impressions (1 week)
  • 1975 - Dream Merchant - New Birth (1 week)
  • 1980 - Upside Down - Diana Ross (4 weeks)
  • 1986 - Do You Get Enough Love - Shirley Jones (2 weeks)
  • 2003 - Frontin' - Pharrell Featuring Jay-Z (6 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1952 - A Full Time Job - Eddy Arnold (4 weeks)
  • 1969 - Workin' Man Blues - Merle Haggard (1 week)
  • 1980 - Tennessee River - Alabama (1 week)
  • 1986 - You're the Last Thing I Needed Tonight - John Schneider (1 week)
  • 1997 - Come Cryin' to Me - Lonestar (2 weeks)
  • 2008 - All I Want to Do - Sugarland (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1975 - Can't Give You Anything (But My Love) - Stylistics (3 weeks)
  • 2009 - I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas (1 week (1 previous week at number 1))
Number Ones – U.K. Albums
  • 1975 - The Best of the Stylistics - Stylistics (2 weeks (7 previous weeks at number 1))
  • 1998 - Talk on Corners - Coors (3 weeks (2 previous weeks at number 1)

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