Happy 79th birthday to jazz/R&B guitarist George Benson, born in Pittsburgh. A profitable solo profession, alternating between jazz, pop, R&B singing, and scat singing, turned super-successful after signing for Warner Bros. His first album below the label, Breezin‘, was certified triple-platinum, hitting no. 1 on the Billboard album chart in 1976. The subsequent In Flight, Give me the Night, and In Your Eyes, were all certified platinum. He won 10 Grammys throughout his career, and Breezin’ stays one of many best-selling jazz albums of all time. READ extra and watch his efficiency at Montreux… (1943)
He had already recorded and launched two singles with RCA on the age of 9, giving him the status as a baby prodigy.
MORE Good News on this Date:
- The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony signed a peace treaty with the Wampanoags (1621)
- The Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico abolished slavery (1873)
- Auguste and Louis Lumiere confirmed the first transferring photos in Paris (1895)
- The US re-legalized the sale of beer and wine (1933)
- Please Please Me, the primary Beatles album, was launched (1963)
- Congress despatched the Equal Rights Amendment (for ladies) to the states for approval, though it did not obtain sufficient votes (1972)
- A paralyzed British girl gained the proper to die naturally by discontinuing her ventilator (2002)
- The militant Basque separatist group, ETA, declared a “permanent” ceasefire in Spain (2006)
Happy 91st Birthday to William Shatner, beloved as Captain James T. Kirk within the 60s sequence Star Trek and its subsequent blockbuster motion pictures.
He has written a sequence of books chronicling his experiences as a part of Star Trek, and life afterwards, together with, Nimoy. Shatner’s additionally co-written a number of novels set within the Star Trek universe, and a sequence of science fiction novels known as TekWar, that had been tailored for tv.
Shatner revealed in 2020 that he suffers from swollen joints and varied age-related “aches and pains,” and makes use of CBD oil to deal with his ache. LEARN about his love of horses… (1931)
In the 80s, Shatner additionally performed the eponymous veteran cop in T. J. Hooker and hosted the reality-based tv sequence Rescue 911 (1989–1996), which gained a People’s Choice Award.
In his spare time, the Canadian actor, writer, producer, director, screenwriter, and singer enjoys breeding and exhibiting horses. He rode certainly one of his personal mares from his 360-acre farm close to Versailles, Kentucky (named Great Belles of Fire) in Star Trek Generations.
Today is the twenty ninth annual World Water Day, impressed by the worldwide purpose of offering clear water for everybody.
During the primary 26 years of Water.org greater than two billion folks have gained entry to improved ingesting water sources. Together, governments, the UN, and nonprofits have minimize the variety of folks missing protected water in half. (1993)
Happy 74th Birthday to a different nice composer and lyricist, British born Andrew Lloyd Webber, well-known for Cats, The Phantom of the Opera, Evita, and Jesus Christ Superstar. (1948)
And, talking of theater… Happy 92nd Birthday to Stephen Sondheim, the composer and lyricist who gained an Academy Award, 8 Tonys (greater than some other composer), 8 Grammys, and a Pulitzer Prize, for his contributions to musical theater.
His best-known works embrace West Side Story (1957); Gypsy (1959); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962)—and later runs throughout the 80s like Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street; Sunday within the Park with George; and Into the Woods. (1930)
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