Almanac: October 5, 2016

Birthdays
  • 1907 - Mrs. Miller (born Elva Miller) (d. 1997)
  • 1933 - Billy Lee Riley (d. 2009)
  • 1935 - Margie Singleton (81)
  • 1937 - Abraham Reichstadt (Esther & Abi Ofarim) (79)
  • 1938 - Carlo Mastrangelo (Belmonts) (78)
  • 1938 - Johnny Duncan (d. 2006)
  • 1941 - Roy Book Binder (75)
  • 1942 - Richard Street (Temptations) (74)
  • 1943 - Steve Miller (73)
  • 1945 - Brian Connolly (Sweet) (d. 1997)
  • 1946 - Richard Kermode (Malo) (70)
  • 1947 - Brian Johnson (AC/DC) (69)
  • 1948 - Russell Mael (Sparks) (68)
  • 1948 - Lucius Ross (Parliament-Funkadelic) (68)
  • 1948 - Delroy Wilson (d. 1995)
  • 1949 - B.W. Stephenson (d. 1988)
  • 1950 - Eddie Clarke (Fastway, Motorhead) (66)
  • 1951 - Bob Geldof (65)
  • 1952 - Harold Faltermeyer (64)
  • 1953 - Sandra "Puma" Jones (Black Uhuru) (d. 1990)
  • 1955 - Leo Barnes (Hothouse Flowers) (61)
  • 1957 - Lee Thompson (Madness) (59)
  • 1959 - Troy Luccketta (Tesla) (57)
  • 1960 - Paul Heard (M People) (56)
  • 1961 - David Bryson (Counting Crows) (55)
  • 1964 - Dave Dederer (Presidents of the United States of America) (52)
  • 1974 - Heather Headley (42)
  • 1974 - Colin Meloy (Decemberists) (42)
  • 1975 - Brian Mashburn (Save Ferris) (41)
  • 1977 - Kele Le Roc (39)
  • 1978 - James Valentine (Maroon 5) (38)
  • 1980 - Paul Thomas (Good Charlotte) (36)
  • 1984 - Brooke Valentine (32)
  • 1985 - Nicola Roberts (Girls Aloud) (31)
Deaths
  • 1981 - Jud Strunk - Heart attack/plane crash (45)
  • 1992 - Eddie Kendricks (Temptations) - Lung cancer (52)
On This Day
  • 1925 - WSM radio in Nashville went on the air.
  • 1958 - Cliff Richard & the Shadows played their first live date in Hanley, England.
  • 1966 - Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell and Noel Redding played together for the first time.
  • 1970 - Papa John Creach joined the Jefferson Airplane.
  • 1974 - Randy Newman played with an 87-piece orchestra conducted by his uncle Emil Newman in Atlanta.
  • 1975 - The original Wailers, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer, played together for the last time at the Wonder Dream Concert in Kingston, Jamaica. Stevie Wonder also performed.
  • 1995 - Bill Monroe received the National Medal of the Arts award.
  • 1995 - Merle Haggard was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
  • 1999 - Roger Daltrey said that the Who were reforming and would play Las Vegas on October 29.
  • 2006 - A heritage plaque was placed at the former north London home of Bob Marley.
  • 2007 - Isaac Hanson of Hanson had emergency surgery to remove blood clots in his lungs.
Divorces
  • 1999 - Trisha Yearwood and Robert Reynolds
  • 2001 - Eminem and Kim Mathers
Released
  • 1962 - Love Me Do - Beatles (U.K. single - debut release)
  • 1968 - White Room - Cream (single)
  • 1968 - Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf (single)
  • 1975 - Cats in the Cradle - Harry Chapin (single)
  • 1976 - Abandoned Luncheonett - Hall & Oates
  • 1993 - 1962-1966 and 1967-1970 - Beatles (first release on CD)
  • 1999 - Run, Devil, Run - Paul McCartney
Broadcasts
  • 1969 - Ed Sullivan - Who
  • 2003 - Surviving Nugent (VH1) (debut) - Ted Nugent
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1959 - Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin (6 weeks)
  • 1974 - I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John (2 weeks)

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