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Apr 22 12 8:48 AM

April 22 in Pop Culture History

2010 - Bret Michaels was rushed to the hospital. It was discovered that he had suffered from a brain hemmorage. Two weeks earlier Michaels had been taken to the hospital and underwent an emergency appendectomy.
2010 - The NFL Draft was aired in prime time for the first time.
2005 - An anonymous bidder purchased the microphone that sat on Johnny Carson's desk. The final price was $50,787.
2000 - ABC-TV aired a small portion of the Clinton-DiCaprio interview.
1994 Ice skater Tonya Harding sues ex-husband Jeff Gillooly for $42,500
1991 Johnny Carson announces he will retire next year from Tonight Show
1986 - NBC aired the final episode of "Riptide."
1978 - Eddie Money performed "Baby Hold On" on "American Bandstand."
1978 - The final episode of "Maude" aired
1978 - John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd made their first appearance as The Blues Brothers on NBC's
1976 Barbara Walters becomes 1st female nightly network news anchor
1974 - Tina Turner started filming in the role of Acid Queen in the Who's film "Tommy.
1970 1st Earth Day held internationally to conserve natural resources
1969 - The Carpenters signed with A&M Records.
1969 - The Who gave their first complete live performance of the rock opera "Tommy" at a show in Dolton, England.
1969 1st human eye transplant performed
1968 - Herb Alpert debuted "This Guy's in Love With You" on his CBS-TV special.
1956 - Elvis Presley made his Las Vegas debut at the Frontier Hotel.
1954 - The U.S. Senate Army-McCarthy televised hearings began.
1952 - An atomic test conducted in Nevada was the first nuclear explosion shown on live network television.
1937 New York City college students stage 4th annual peace strike


BIRTHDAYS
1971 Eric Mabius
1967 Sheryl Lee
1964 Chris Makepiece
1961 Byron Allen
1959 Ryan Stiles
1954 Joseph Bottoms
1950 Peter Frampton
1946 John Waters
1937 Jack Nicholson
1937 Jack Nitzsche (RIP)
1936 Glen Campbell
1926 Charlotte Rae
1923 Betty Page (RIP)

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Apr 24 12 7:30 AM

April 23 in Pop Culture History

1997 - The Four Tops received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1992 McDonald's opens its 1st fast-food restaurant in China
1991 - Johnny Thunders died of a drug overdose at the age of 38.
1987 - Carole King sued record company owner Lou Adler for breach of contract. King asked $400,000 in royalties the rights to her old recordings.
1985 - The "We Are the World" album was released.
1985 - Liberace first appeared on the TV soap opera "Another World". He also was a guest VJ on MTV later in the afternoon.
1985 Coca-Cola announced it is changing its secret flavor formula
1981 - Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins reunited in Stuttgart, Germany and recorded "The Survivors."
1978 - Sid Vicious filmed his rendition of Paul Anka's "My Way" for the Sex Pistols' film "The Great Rock n' Roll Swindle."
1975 - Peter Ham (Badfinger) hung himself in his London garage at the age of 27.
1972 Apollo 16 astronauts explores Moon surface
1971 1971 - The Rolling Stones album "Sticky Fingers" was released. It was the band's first release on the band's newly-formed label, Rolling Stones Records,
1963 1963 - Jan & Dean recorded "Surf City."
1962 1st U.S. satellite to reach the moon launched
1900 1st know occurrence of word "hillbillie" (New York Journal)

BIRTHDAYS
1961 George Lopez
1960 Valerie Bertinelli
1957 Jan Hooks
1954 Michael Moore
1949 Joyce DeWitt
1943 Herve Villechaize (RIP)
1942 Sandra Dee (RIP)
1939 David Birney
1936 Estelle Harris
1928 Shirley Temple
1564 William Shakespeare (rip)

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Apr 24 12 7:39 AM

April 24 in Pop Culture History

2002 - Jewel was thrown from a horse and suffered a broken collarbone and a rib.
2000 - ABC-TV aired the TV movie "The Three Stooges."
1998 - ABC confirmed that it was canceling the TV series "Ellen." The show was the first series to feature an openly gay lead character.
1998 - The reunion movie "Dallas: War of the Ewings" aired on CBS.
1994 - Madonna visited the San Antonio Spurs locker room to congratulate David Robinson on his 71-point performance.
1993 - Farm Aid 6 took place in Ames, Iowa.
1992 - "Elvis -- The Great Performances" aired on CBS-TV.
1992 David Bowie marries model Iman in Switzerland
1990 - The road crew for Roger Waters discovered an unexploded World War II era bomb while constructing the set for "The Wall" concert in Potsdamer Platz, Germany.
1977 - Talking Heads began its first European tour, supporting the Ramones.
1976 - The video for Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" was aired on "American Bandstand."
1969 Paul McCartney says their is no truth to rumors he is dead
1968 - Apple Records refused to sign David Bowie.
1961 - Bob Dylan earned a $50 session fee for playing harmonica on Harry Belafonte's "Midnight Special." It was his recording debut.
1959 - "Your Hit Parade" aired for the last time. The show had been on since 1935.
1957 - Ricky Nelson's first record, "Teenager's Romance," was released.
1952 - Raymond Burr made his TV acting debut on the "Gruen Guild Playhouse" in an episode titled, "The Tiger."

BIRTHDAYS
1982 Kelly Clarkson
1977 Eric Balfour
1964 Cedric the Entertainer
1955 Michael O'Keefe
1953 Eric Bogosian
1942 Barbra Streisand
1936 Jill Ireland
1934 Shirley MacLaine

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Apr 25 12 7:09 PM

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1997 - The "Dukes Of Hazzard" television movie entitled "The Reunion" aired.
1993 "Blood Brothers" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 839 performances
1992 - The final episode of "Who's the Boss?" aired on ABC.
1992 - The final episode of "Growing Pains" aired on ABC
1991 - The 300th episode of "Knots Landing" aired.
1990 Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery
1983 "Nightline" expands from 1/2 hour to a full hour
1980 Announcement of Jimmy Carter hostage rescue bungle in Iran
1979 "Rock 'n Roll High Schools" premieres
1974 - Pam Morrison, Jim Morrison's widow, died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27
1970 Freda Payne releases "Band of Gold"
1970 Melanie releases "Lay Down"
1968 - The Beatles refused to perform for the Queen of England at a British Olympic Appeal Fund show because "Our decision would be the same no matter what the cause. We don't do benefits."
1967 - The Beatles recorded "All You Need Is Love" during a British TV broadcast.
1961 - Elvis Presley made his last stage appearance for nearly eight years at Bloch Arena, HI.
1940 - W2XBS (now WCBS-TV) in New York City presented the first circus on TV
1928 Buddy, a German Shepherd, becomes 1st guide dog for the blind

BIRTHDAYS
1970 Jason Lee
1969 Renee Zellweger
1964 Hank Azaria
1946 Talia Shire
1945 Bjorn Ulvaeus
1940 Al Pacino

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Apr 26 12 6:36 AM

April 26 in Pop Culture History

2002 - It was announced that Henry Winkler would share producing duties of "Hollywood Squares"
2001 - The 100th episode of "Just Shoot Me" was aired.
1999 - Sinead O'Connor was ordained as the first woman priest in the Latin Tridentine Church.
1999 - Lycos launched five Web radio music channels hosted by live Internet DJs.
1998 - The 200th episode of "The Simpsons" aired on FOX.
1994 - Grace Slick pled guilty to pointing a shotgun at police in her Tiburon, CA, home on March 5, 1994.
1986 – A nuclear reactor accident occurs at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Soviet Union (now Ukraine), creating the world's worst nuclear disaster.
1982 - Joe Strummer disappears for about a month causing the Clash to cancel their U.K. tour.
1982 - Rod Stewart was mugged in Los Angeles in broad daylight. He was not hurt.
1980 - The Carpenters' "Music Music Music" TV special aired on ABC-TV.
1978 - "Ringo" aired on American television. It was the musical version of "The Prince and the Pauper."
1977 - Studio 54 opened in New York.
1975 - B.J. Thomas had the longest title of a number one song at the top of the "Billboard" popular music chart. The song was "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song."
1967 - CBS-TV broadcasted "Inside Pop -- The Rock Revolution."
1965 – A Rolling Stones concert in London, Ontario is shut down by police after 15 minutes due to rioting
1962 – NASA's Ranger 4 spacecraft crashes into the Moon.
1960 - Filming for the Elvis Presley movie "G.I. Blues" began
1954 - Grace Kelly was on the cover of "LIFE" magazine.
1906 - In Hawaii, motion pictures were shown for the first time.

Birthdays
1965 Kevin James
1963 Jet Li
1962 – Michael Damian
1961 Joan Chen
1960 – Roger Taylor
1943 – Gary Wright
1942 Bobby Rydell
1940 – Giorgio Moroder
1938 Duane Eddy
1933 Carol Burnett
1900 Charles Richter
1785 John James Audubon

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Apr 27 12 6:36 AM

April 27 in Pop Culture History

2006 - In Fiji, Keith Richards (was admitted to a hospital after he reportedly suffered a head injury when he fell out of a palm tree.
2001 - A&E aired "Live By Request" in which the BeeGees performed many of their hit songs.
1994 - The Fillmore club reopened in San Francisco.
1988 - Poison released the album "Open Up and Say...Ahh!
1986 - Captain Midnight (John R. MacDougall) interrupted HBO.
1982 - The trial of John W. Hinckley Jr. began in Washington. Hinckley was later acquitted by reason of insanity for the shooting of U.S. President Reagan and three others.
1981 – Xerox PARC introduces the computer mouse
1981 Beatle Ringo Starr marries actress Barbara Bach
1980 - Studio 54 in New York shut down on its third anniversary of its opening.
1976 - David Bowie was detained on a train trip from Russia to Poland because he had nazi books. The books were for research on a project.
1974 - The DeFranco Family performed "Save the Last Dance for Me" on "American Bandstand."
1974 – 10,000 march in Washington, D.C., calling for the impeachment of US President Richard Nixon
1973 - Opryland opened in Nashville, TN.
1972 Apollo 16 returns to Earth
1971 - The final episode of "Green Acres" aired.
1969 - Glen Campbell and Dionne Warwick were guests on Jose Feliciano's TV special.
1969 - Joe Cocker made his debut appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show.
1968 - Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson" was released.
1965 - "Pampers" were patented by R.C. Duncan.
1964 John Lennon's "In His Own Write" is published in U.S.
1953 Wrestler Freddie Blassie coins term "Pencil neck geek"
1947 - "Babe Ruth Day" was celebrated at Yankee Stadium.

Birthdays
1932 Casey Kasem
1937 Sandy Dennis
1939 – Judy Carne
1947 Dave Peel
1947 – Pete Ham, (Badfinger) (d. 1975)
1948 – Kate Pierson
1951 – Ace Frehley
1959 – Sheena Easton

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Apr 28 12 3:57 PM

April 28 in Pop Culture History

2002 - NBC taped the "Tonight" show's celebration of its 10th year with Jay Leno.
2001 – Millionaire Dennis Tito becomes the world's first space tourist.
2000 - Jay Leno received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
2000 - The final episode of "Cosby" aired on CBS.
1999 - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
1999 - Marilyn Manson walked off stage during a concert in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, when he realized that someone had put a large yellow "smiley face" on a stage prop. 23 arrests were made in the aftermath.
1994 - The 100th episode of "The Simpsons" aired on FOX.
1990 "Chorus Line" closes at Shubert Theater New York City after 6,137 performances
1987 - R.E.M.'s "Dead Letter Office" was released in the U.S.
1986 – The United States Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise becomes the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to transit the Suez Canal, navigating from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean Sea to relieve the USS Coral Sea.
1975 John Lennon appears on "Tonight" and Ringo on "Smother Brothers"
1967 Muhammad Ali refuses induction into army and stripped of boxing title
1965 Barbra Streisand stars on "My Name is Barbra" special on CBS
1959 - Arthur Godfrey was seen for the last time in the final broadcast of "Arthur Godfrey and His Friends" on CBS-TV.
1957 - Mike Wallace was seen on TV for the first time. He was the host of "Mike Wallace Interviews."

Birthdays
1981 – Jessica Alba
1974 – Penélope Cruz
1950 – Jay Leno
1949 – Bruno Kirby, American actor (d. 2006)
1941 – Ann-Margret
1930 – Carolyn Jones, American actress (d. 1983)
1926 Blossom Dearie (rip)

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Apr 29 12 9:23 AM

April 29 in Pop Culture History

2011 – Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton
2004 – Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production
2003 - Mr. T (Laurence Tureaud) filed a lawsuit against Best Buy Co. Inc., that claimed the store did not have permission to use his likeness in a print ad.
2002 - Kelsey Grammer and his production company, Grammnet Inc., were ordered to pay more than $2 million in unpaid commissions to his former talent agency.
2002 - Donovan Patton took over as host of the children's show "Blue's Clues." Steve Burns had been the host since the show's debut in December 1996.
2002 - "TV Guide" was released with a listing of the "Top 50 TV Shows" of all time.
2000 - The 100th episode of "Pokémon" aired.
1999 - Tommy Lee announced that he had quit Motley Crue to devote time to his new band, Methods of Mayhem, and his family.
1998 - Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) injured his knee at a concert in Anchorage, Alaska. 14 shows had to be cancelled.
1996 - Phil Spector cancelled a recording project with Celine Dion due to a lack of a contract.
1993 - An animated Barry White was a guest on "The Simpsons."
1992 - Paula Abdul and Emilio Estevez were married. They divorced two years later.
1992 – Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.
1988 - Eric Clapton filed for a divorce from Patti "Layla" Boyd.
1980 - Black Sabbath began their first tour with Ronnie James Dio as singer.
1979 - Van Halen's "Dance The Night Away" single was released.
1979 - The final episode of "Battlestar Galactica" was aired on ABC.
1976 - Bruce Springsteen climbed the wall of Graceland to meet Elvis Presley. Elvis wasn't home.
1975 - The Bee Gees released the album "Main Course." The album featured "Jive Talkin'" and "Nights on Broadway."
1974 - Phil Donahue’s TV show, "Donahue" moved to Chicago, IL.
1974 - U.S. President Nixon announced he was releasing edited transcripts of secretly made White House tape recordings related to the Watergate scandal.
1968 – The controversial musical Hair opens on Broadway.
1967 - Don Grady & the Yellow Balloon performed "Yellow Balloon" on "American Bandstand."
1961 - ABC’s "Wide World of Sports" premiered.
1954 - Ernest Borgnine made his network television debut in "Night Visitor" on NBC-TV
1941 - The Boston Bees agreed to change their name to the Braves.

Birthdays
1970 – Uma Thurman
1968 – Carnie Wilson
1958 – Eve Plumb
1958 – Michelle Pfeiffer
1957 Daniel Day-Lewis
1957 Tommy James
1955 Jerry Seinfeld
1955 – Kate Mulgrew
1944 Richard Kline
1933 – Rod McKuen

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Apr 30 12 6:44 AM

April 30 in Pop Culture History

2004 - In Los Angeles, CA, Courtney Love entered a plea of "not guilty" for two charges of felony drug possession.
2002 - NBC aired the "Tonight" show's celebration of its 10th year with Jay Leno. Appearances were made by Tom Cruise, Cher and Steven Tyler (Aerosmith).
1997 - The television series "Ellen" made TV history when its lead character "came out" as a lesbian.
1996 - Jackson Communications Inc. was ordered to pay $1.6 million to Smith-Hemion Productions. Smith-Hemion had lost money because of Michael Jackson's failure to perform on the "Jackson Family Honors" TV special.
1993 – Virgin Radio broadcasts for the first time in the United Kingdom.
1992 - Madonna's bustier was stolen from Fredrick's Of Hollywood. A $1,000 reward was offered for its return.
1992 - The final episode of "The Cosby Show" aired on NBC.
1988 - Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" fell out of the Billboard 200 chart for the first time in 725 weeks.
1987 - The Beatles' "Help!", "Rubber Soul" and "Revolver" were released on compact disc.
1985 - Phil Collins released "Sussudio."
1983 - Irene Cara performed "Flashdance...What a Feeling" on "American Bandstand."
1980 - The film "McVicar," which starred Roger Daltrey and Adam Faith, premiered.
1977 - Andrew Gold performed "Lonely Boy" on "American Bandstand."
1975 - ABC aired the pilot episode of "Starsky and Hutch."
1973 – Watergate Scandal: U.S. President Richard Nixon announces that top White House aids H.R. Haldeman, John Ehrlichman and others have resigned
1965 - The Kinks began their first British tour.
1965 - Herman's Hermits and the Zombies began their first U.S. tour
1964 - The FCC ruled that all TV receivers should be equipped to receive both VHF and UHF channels.
1957 - Elvis recorded "Jailhouse Rock."
1953 - Frank Sinatra and arranger Nelson Riddle teamed up for the first time.
1945 - Arthur Godfrey began his CBS radio morning show "Arthur Godfrey Time." It ran until this day in 1972.
1939 – The 1939-40 New York World's Fair opens.
1939 – NBC inaugurates its regularly scheduled television service in New York City, broadcasting President Franklin D. Roosevelt's N.Y. World's Fair opening day ceremonial address.
1927 – Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood
1900 - Casey Jones was killed while trying to save the runaway train "Cannonball Express."
0030 - Jesus of Nazareth was crucified

BIRTHDAYS
1986 Dianna Agron
1982 – Kirsten Dunst
1975 – Johnny Galecki
1953 – Merrill Osmond
1948 Perry King
1944 – Jill Clayburgh (d. 2010)
1940 Burt Young
1938 – Gary Collins
1933 Willie Nelson
1926 – Cloris Leachman
1923 – Al Lewis (d. 2006)
1877 – Alice B. Toklas (d. 1967)

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