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Hits on this day in 1981
Endless Love – Diana Ross & Lionel Richie
Arthur’s Theme – Christopher Cross
Who’s Crying Now – Journey
Actor/producer Matt Damon (30 Rock, Rising Son) is 45. Singer/songwriter Bruno Mars is 30.
Actress Stephanie Zimbalist (Remington Steele, Centennial) is 59. Gospel/rhythm-and-blues singer CeCe Winans is 51.
Actress Sigourney Weaver (Somerset, The Best of Families) is 66. Rhythm-and-blues singer Robert “Kool” Bell (Kool & the Gang) is 65.
Comedian Chevy Chase (Community, Sat. Night Live) is 72. TV personality Sarah Purcell (Real People, Home Show) is 67.
On this day in 2012, Pete Townshend‘s autobiography ‘Who I Am’ arrived in U.S. bookstores.
Also in 2011, Elton John gave the 3,000th live performance of his storied career at the Las Vegas Colosseum in Caesar’s Palace.
On this day in 2011, pianist Roger Williams, succumbed to pancreatic cancer at age 87.
On this day in 2007, the day before his album “Rock N Roll Jesus” was released, Kid Rock was the musical guest on CBS’ Late Show.
Still in 2004, a Genius: A Night For Ray Charles concert took place at the Staples Center in L.A. Hosted by actor Jamie Foxx.
In 2004, TV homemaking maven Martha Stewart began serving her five-month sentence at the Alderson prison for women in West Virginia.
In 2001 talk show host Rush Limbaugh announced he was totally deaf in his left ear and had only partial hearing in his right ear.
On this day in 2000, NBC debuted the television series“Ed.”
On this day in 1998, the 100th episode of “Friends” aired on NBC.
On this day in 1997, singer Jimmy Ferguson, of The Irish Rovers, died after suffering heart failure at age 57, while touring.
On this day in 1994, “Elvis Aaron Presley – The Tribute” aired as a two-hour pay-per-view TV special.
On this day in 1993, the Royal Canadian Air Farce moved into weekly television after two decades on CBC Radio.
On this day in 1992, Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Elvis Presley got their own commemorative stamps from the U.S. Post Office.
Still in 1990, Tennessee Ernie Ford was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
In 1990, George Strait was named Entertainer of the Year at the 24th Country Music Assn Awards.
1988, Pink Floyd‘s “Dark Side Of The Moon” finally disappeared from Billboard’s Hot 200. It had been charted for a record 14 years!
Still in 1988, Def Leppard were at No.1 in the US singles chart with ‘Love Bites.’