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DYR Today, February 24

“February 24”


  • Billy Zane (50)
  • O’Shea Jackson Jr. (26)
  • Trace Cyrus (27)
  • Lleyton Hewitt (35)
  • Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (39)
  • Chad Hugo (42)
  • Bonnie Somerville (42)
  • Todd Field (52)
  • Michelle Shocked (54)
  • Beth Broderick (57)
  • Paula Zahn (60)
  • Helen Shaver (65)
  • Debra Jo Rupp (65)
  • Edward James Olmos (69)
  • Rupert Holmes (69)
  • Barry Bostwick (71)
  • Paul Jones of Manfred Mann (74)
  • Dominic Chianese (85)
  • Emmanuelle Riva (89)


  • Johnnie Ray (Born: January 10, 1927 / Died: February 24, 1990)
  • Chuck Keehne (Born: August 1, 1914 / Died: February 24, 2001)
  • Arthur Lyman (Born: February 2, 1932 / Died: February 24, 2002)


-Check out the trailers in the links below –

  • 1939 – “The Practical Pig”
  • 1956 –  Chips Ahoy
  • 1960 – The Bramble Bush 
  • 1960 – Kidnapped
  • 1965 – None but the Brave
  • 1989 – Bert Rigby, You’re a Fool


  • 1958 – For the fourth week the Silhouettes shadowed the #1 spot on the R&B chart with “Get A Job”.
  • 1968 – The Beatles remained at #1 on the Album chart for the eighth week with the Soundtrack to “Magical Mystery Tour”, the movie in which they starred in.
  • 1968 – “Love Is Blue” was #1 for a third week for Paul Mauriat.
  • 1970 – The Jackson 5 released the single “ABC”.
  • 1962 – Pretty solid Top 5 here –  “Duke Of Earl” from Gene Chandler, Dion moved to second with “The Wanderer”, Sue Thompson with “Norman”, former #1 “The Twist” from Chubby Checker and Bruce Channel shot up from 13 to 5 with “Hey!  Baby”.
  • 1973 – “Love Train” by the O’Jays has the distinction of being on three prestigious lists.  It is one of The Top 500 Songs of the Rock Era*, one of The Most Important Songs of the Rock Era* and one of The Top 100 R&B Songs of the 1970’s*.  “Love Train” remained #1 again on this date on the R&B chart.
  • 1973 – Roberta Flack reached #1 for the second time in her career with “Killing Me Softly With His Song”.
  • 1976 – The Eagles’ Greatest Hits became the first album to be certified platinum (one million sales) by the RIAA.
  • 1979 – Rod Stewart spent a third week at #1 with “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?”  and owned the top album for a third week–Blondes Have More Fun
  • 1979 – One of the main New Wave acts to cross into the mainstream, this group first appeared on the radio as their debut single “Roxanne” entered the charts.
  • 1979 – Anne Murray had the #1 Adult Contemporary song for a third week with “I Just Fall In Love Again”.
  • 1982 – Double Fantasy by the late John Lennon won the Grammy for Album of the Year.
  • 1982 – Kim Carnes won Record of the Year at the Grammy Awards for “Bette Davis Eyes”.  The writers of the song–Jackie DeShannon and Donna Weiss, won the Grammy for Song of the year.
  • 1990 – “Opposites Attract” by Paula Abdul was #1 for a third week.
  • 1990 – “Here We Are” by Gloria Estefan was #1 for the fifth week on the AC chart.
  • 1990 – Paula Abdul racked up her fifth week at #1 on the Album chart with Forever Your Girl.  Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 was second.
  • 1993 – Eric Clapton won six Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year, for “Tears In Heaven”.
  • 1996 – Nineteen weeks after it left the #1 position on the Album chart, Alanis Morissette’s landmark Jagged Little Pill returned to the top.
  • 1996 –  “One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men made history with a 13th week at #1.


  • 1960 – Carl Dobkins, Jr., dressed in full military attire live from Fort Dix in New Jersey, where he was serving in the national guard, appeared on The Perry Como Show on NBC-TV.
  • 1963 – The TV series Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color airs part 2 of “Banner in the Sky” (a re-edited version of the 1959 feature film Third Man on the Mountain).
  • 1978 – Barry Manilow starred in The Second Barry Manilow Special on ABC-TV with guest Ray Charles.
  • 1981 – Peter Noone of Hermans Hermits and Stephen Bishop appeared on Laverne & Shirley on ABC-TV.
  • 1996 – Spider-Man : “The Final Nightmare” –  airs on Fox Network’s “Fox Kids”. Spider-Man seeks Curt Connors’ aid to help reverse the aging effects of the Vulture’s talons. After absorbing Spider-Man’s youth, and DNA, the Vulture mutates into the Man-Spider. The Scorpion grabs Dr. Farley Stillwell to seek a cure for his own mutation.
  • 2001 – The animated series Disney’s House of Mouse airs episode 6 “Timon & Pumbaa.”


  • 1964 -The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominates Disney’s The Sword in the Stone for Best Music, Scoring of Music – Adaptation or Treatment. Oscar night is April 13.
  • 1969 – Disney’s Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day is nominated for an Academy Award. The 41st Academy Awards will be presented April 14.
  • 1973 –  The Byrds (with Roger McGuinn, Gene Parsons, Clarence White and John York in their final lineup) were in concert for the final time at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, New Jersey.
  • 1975 – Disney’s Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too and The Island at the Top of the World are both nominated for Academy Awards. Winners will be announced April 8.   1982 – Sheena Easton captured the Grammy for Best New Artist.
  • 1985 – The Disney Clothiers shop opens in the Magic Kingdom at Disney World.
  • 1987 – Ray Charles posthumously received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys.  The Grammy voters, realizing that they had snubbed him while he was alive, heaped all kinds of praise on him now that he was dead, also adding a record-tying eight posthumous Grammy Awards onto the festivities.
  • 1987 – The Fat Man, Fats Domino, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys.
  • 1988 – Alice Cooper announced he would run for Governor of Arizona as a member of the “Wild Party”.  Yeah, good one there Alice.
  • 1990 – Bob Dylan, David Crosby, Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman sang “Mr. Tambourine Man” in Los Angeles as a tribute to the late Roy Orbison.
  • 1993 -It’s a big night for Beauty and the Beast at the 35th Grammy Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium. Best Pop Performance By a Duo or Group With Vocal goes to “Beauty and the Beast,” performed by Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson. Best Pop Instrumental Performance is awarded to “Beauty and the Beast,” – Richard Kaufman conducting Nurenberg Symphony Orchestra. Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television is given to composer Alan Menken for “Beauty and the Beast.” Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or for Television is awarded to “Beauty and the Beast,” written by Howard Ashman and MenkenIt’.
  • 1997 – Disney CEO Michael Eisner and Steve Jobs (CEO of Pixar Animation Studios) announce that the Walt Disney Studios and Pixar have agreed to jointly produce 5 movies over the next ten years.
  • 1998 – The genius John Fogerty was given a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Orville H. Gibson award ceremony in New York City.
  • 1998 – Elton John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in London.
  • 1999 – Lauryn Hill received five Grammy awards for her debut solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
  • 1999 – Disney’s The Lion King wins Best Musical Show Album at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards, which are announced at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
  • 2002 – Bon Jovi, Christina Aguilera, N’ Sync, Kiss and Moby performed at the closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympics.

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