Almanac: August 29, 2017

Birthdays 
  • 1924 - Dinah Washington (d. 1963)
  • 1934 - Gene Allison (d. 2004)
  • 1943 - Dick Halligan (Blood, Sweat & Tears) (74)
  • 1945 - Chris Copping (Procol Harum) (72)
  • 1952 - Don Schlitz (songwriter) (65)
  • 1953 - Rick Downey (Blue Oyster Cult) (64)
  • 1956 - Dan Truman (Diamond Rio) (61)
  • 1958 - Michael Jackson (d. 2009)
  • 1960 - Tony MacAlpine (57)
  • 1963 - Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins) (54)
  • 1963 - Greg Steele (Faster Pussycat) (54)
  • 1964 - Pebbles (born Perri Reid) (53)
  • 1967 - Chris Gorman (Belly) (50)
  • 1967 - Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre) (50)
  • 1968 - Me'Shell NdegéOcello (49)
  • 1970 - Carl Martin (Shai) (47)
  • 1975 - Kyle Cook (Matchbox 20) (42)
  • 1980 - David Desrosiers (Simple Plan) (37)
  • 1981 - A+ (born Andre Levins) (36)
  • 1986 - Lea Michele (Glee Cast) (31)
  • 1993 - Liam Payne (One Direction) (24)
Deaths
  • 1976 - Jimmy Reed - Respiratory failure (51)
  • 1987 - Archie Campbell - Heart attack (72)
  • 1987 - Lee Marvin - Heart attack (63)
  • 1998 - Charlie Feathers - Complications from a stroke-induced coma (66)
  • 2001 - Graeme "Shirley" Strachan (Skyhooks) - Hellicopter crash (49)
  • 2006 - Jumpin' Gene Simmons (73)
On This Day
  • 1958 - George Harrison joined the Quarrymen.
  • 1958 - Alan Freed's Big Beat Show opened in Brooklyn with Frankie Avalon, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Clanton, Bill Haley & the Comets, Bobby Freeman and the Elegants.
  • 1966 - The Beatles played their last official concert in San Francisco, CA.
  • 1977 - Three people were arrested for trying to steal the body of Elvis Presley.
  • 1984 - U2 started their Unforgettable Fire world tour in Christchurch, NZ.
  • 1986 - The original American Bandstand studio was placed on the National Register of Historical Places.
  • 1990 - Elton John checked into a rehabilitation facility in Chicago for bulimia, alcoholism and drugs.
  • 1992 - U2 became the second act to play Shea Stadium in New York after Billy Joel.
  • 1995 - A pilot and cameraman are killed during the filming of the video I'd Lie To You (And That's the Truth) by Meat Loaf.
  • 1995 - K.T. Oslin had quadruple bypass surgery in Nashville.
  • 1996 - Billy Ray Cyrus performed the National Anthem at the Democratic National Convention. 
  • 1997 - Wu-Tang Gang members Raekwon, Method Man, GZA and Inspectah Deck, along with other members of their entourage, is reported for beating Loud Records executive Jessiah "Milk" Styles.
  • 2005 - Fats Domino was rescued from his home in New Orleans during flooding from hurricane Katrina.
  • 2005 - Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age collapsed after a show in Hamburg, Germany from exhaustion.
  • 2005 - Garbage cancelled their European tour saying that they had overextended themselves.
  • 2005 - Alabama, Glen Campbell and DeFord Bailey were announced as the newest editions to the Country Music Hall of Fame. 
  • 2007 - The Police began the European leg of their reunion tour in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • 2008 - DMX plead guilty to trying to buy marijuana and cocaine and was sentenced to time served.
  • 2009 - The Los Angeles coroner announced that Michael Jackson's death was a homicide based on the anesthetic Propofol which was found in his system.
Released
  • 1964 - Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison (single)
  • 1970 - Lola - Kinks (single)
  • 1984 - Let's Go Crazy / Erotic City - Prince (single)
  • 1994 - Definitely Maybe - Oasis (debut album U.K. release)
Awards
  • 2002 - MTV Video Music Awards
    • Video of the Year, Male Video, Rap Video - Without Me - Eminem
    • Female Video, Dance Video - Get the Party Started - Pink
    • Group Video, Pop Video - Hey Baby - No Doubt Featuring Bounty Killer
    • New Artist - Complicated - Avril Lavigne
    • Rock Video - In the End - Linkin Park
    • R&B Video - No More Drama - Mary J. Blige
    • Hip-Hop Video - I'm Real (Murder Remix) - Jennifer Lopez Featuring Ja Rule
    • 2004 - MTV Video Music Awards
    • Video of the Year, Hip-Hop Video - Hey Ya - OutKast
    • Male Video, Dance Video - Yeah! - Usher Featuring Ludacris and Lil John
    • Female Video - Naughty Girl - Beyonce
    • Group Video, Pop Video - It's My Life - No Doubt
    • New Artist Video - This Love - Maroon 5
    • Rock Video - Are You Gonna Be My Girl - Jet 
    • R&B Video - If I Ain't Got You - Alicia Keys
    • Rap Video - 99 Problems - Jay-Z
Number Ones – U.S. Singles
  • 1970 - War - Edwin Starr (3 weeks)
  • 1987 - La Bamba - Los Lobos (3 weeks)
  • 2015 - Cheerleader - OMI (2 weeks (4 previous weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Albums
  • 2009 - Twang - George Strait (1 week)
Number Ones – U.S. R&B Singles
  • 1960 - Kiddio - Brook Benton (9 weeks)
Number Ones – U.S. Country Singles
  • 1953 - A Dear John Letter - Jean Shepard & Ferlin Huskey (6 weeks)
  • 1964 - I Guess I'm Crazy - Jim Reeves (7 weeks)
  • 1981 - (There's) No Gettin' Over Me - Ronnie Milsap (2 weeks)
  • 1987 - Born to Boogie - Hank Williams, Jr. (1 week)
  • 1992 - I'll Think of Something - Mark Chesnutt (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Singles
  • 1981 - Japanese Boy - Aneka (1 week)
  • 1987 - Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley (5 weeks)
  • 1999 - Mambo No. 5 (A Little Bit of...) - Lou Bega (2 weeks)
  • 2010 - Dynamite - Taio Cruz (1 week)
Number Ones – U.K. Albums
  • 1981 - Time - Electric Light Orchestra (2 weeks)
  • 1987 - Hysteria - Def Leppard (1 week)
  • 1992 - Best 1 - The Smiths (1 week)
  • 2004 - Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned - Prodigy (1 week)
  • 2010 - Recovery - Eminem (1 week (6 previous weeks at number 1))

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