Legend: BTD – Born Today OTD – On This Day

BTD Jun19,1897 Moe Howard#BTD Jun19,1897 #MoeHoward (Moses Harry Horwitz) RIP actor, comedian, leader of the Three Stooges TV & movies for 4 decades. With his younger brother Curly Howard & Larry Fine in 190 short films. Their contract extended each year until the final one expired on Dec31,1957
BTD Jun19,1902 Guy Lombardo#BTD Jun19,1902 #GuyLombardo (Gaetano Alberto Lombardo) RIP #Canadian #ldnont. Formed the Royal Canadians in 1924 with his brothers Carmen, Lebert, and Victor. From 1927-1940, 140 Top10 hits on the Top40 Singles chart; from 1940-1952, 31 Top10 #billboard charts with 21 #1 singles
BTD Jun19,1903 Lou Gehrig#BTD Jun19,1903 #LouGehrig (Heinrich Ludwig Gehrig) RIP baseball player, nicknamed "The Iron Horse", 1st baseman for New York Yankees in #MLB. Career .340 batting average, MVP twice, an All-Star 7 consecutive times and started in 2,130 consecutive games @Yankees
BTD Jun19,1925 Charlie Drake#BTD Jun19,1925 #CharlieDrake (Charles Springall) RIP comedian, actor, writer, singer 1958 UK #7 "Splish Splash", 1960 UK #12 "Mr. Custer", 1961 UK #14 US #21 & AUS #1 "My Boomerang Won't Come Back"; most of his records were produced by George Martin for the Parlophone label
BTD Jun19,1928 Tommy DeVito#BTD Jun19,1928 #TommyDeVito (Gaetano Devito) RIP founding member, singer, lead guitarist the #FourLovers (later the #FourSeasons)1956 US #62 You're the Apple of My Eye; The Four Seasons 1st of 5 #1s 1962 US #1 Sherry, +29 US Top40s with 4 #1s. 1990 inducted in @rockhall of Fame
BTD Jun19,1939 Al Wilson#BTD Jun19,1939 #AlWilson (Allen LaMar Wilson) RIP singer 1968 US #27 "The Snake", 1973 US #1 & R&B #10 "Show and Tell" which was a million $ seller, +2 US and 7 R&B Top40 singles
BTD Jun19,1942 Spanky McFarlane#BTD Jun19,1942 #SpankyMcFarlane (Elaine McFarlane) singer Spanky And Our Gang 1967 US #9 "Sunday Will Never Be The Same Again", +5 other US Top40 singles
BTD Jun19,1950 Ann Wilson#BTD Jun19,1950 #AnnWilson singer, songwriter #Heart; 1976 US #9 "Magic Man", 1986 US #1 & UK #8 "These Dreams", 1987 US #1 & UK #3 "Alone", +17 US Top40 singles. 2013 inducted in @rockhall of Fame with Heart @officialheart #HBday @AnnWilson
BTD Jun19,1962 Paula Abdul#BTD Jun19,1962 #PaulaAbdul singer, dancer her 1st top hit 1988 US #3 "(It's Just) The Way That You Love Me" and 1st US #1 1988 "Straight Up", +5 more US #1 singles, +4 US Top40 singles. Judge on the original American Idol #HBday @PaulaAbdul
OTD Jun19,1939 Lou Gehrig#OTD Jun19,1939 On #LouGehrig's 36th birthday, Dr. Habein of the Mayo Clinic wrote the letter that officially ended Gehrig's playing career. Lou returned to New York two days later and delivered the letter to the Yankees organization @Yankees
OTD Jun19,1957 Pat Boone#OTD Jun19,1957 #PatBoone is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with the "Love Letters In The Sand" for the 3rd week of a 5wk run at #1 @Pat_Boone
OTD Jun19,1957 Ricky Nelson#OTD Jun19,1957 #RickyNelson peaks at #8 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "A Teenager's Romance" written by David Gillam. The song was broadcast on the Ozzie and Harriet show
OTD Jun19,1960Everly Brothers#OTD Jun19,1960 The #EverlyBrothers are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Cathy's Clown" for the 4th week of a 5wk run at #1
OTD Jun19,1962 Nat King Cole#OTD Jun19,1962 #NatKingCole records the single “Ramblin’ Rose” written by Joe Sherman with lyrics by Noel Sherman a brother songwriting team. Cole would peak at #2 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles chart for 2wks starting Sep22 and spend 5wks at #1 on the Easy Listening chart
OTD Jun19,1964 Peter and Gordon#OTD Jun19,1964 #PeterandGordon enters the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart at #73 with "Nobody I Know" written by Paul McCartney; credited to Lennon–McCartney. Peter and Gordon will peak at #12 on Aug1
OTD Jun19,1964Beatles#OTD Jun19,1964 The UK release of "The Beatles First" a 1962 German album by Tony Sheridan & The Beat Brothers. At the time Bert Kaempfert thought #Beatles sounded dangerously close to a German euphemism for male genitalia (peedle). So, Kaempfert changed name to The Beat Brothers
OTD Jun19,1964Beatles#OTD Jun19,1964 The UK release of the #Beatles EP "Long Tall Sally" Songs on the EP are "Long Tall Sally" by Robert Blackwell, Enotris Johnson & Richard Penniman, "I Call Your Name" primarily by John Lennon, "Slow Down" by Larry Williams and "Matchbox" by Carl Perkins
OTD Jun19,1965 Uxbridge Blues and Folk Festival#OTD Jun19,1965 #Uxbridge Blues and Folk Festival with The Who, The Birds featuring Ronnie Wood, Marianne Faithfull, Spencer Davis, Solomon Burke, Zoot Money, John Mayall, Long John Baldry, Ray Martin Group, Dave Whittling, Cliff Bennet and the Rebel Rousers @TheWho @Faithfull_M
OTD Jun19,1965New York Folk Festival#OTD Jun19,1965 Day 3 at Carnegie Hall of The 1st New York Folk Festival. Today's artist: Bob Gibson; Buffy Sainte‐Marie; Chuck Berry; Jimmy Driftwood; Mike Seeger; The New Lost City Ramblers @carnegiehall
OTD Jun19,1965Four Tops#OTD Jun19,1965 The #FourTops are at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "I Can't Help Myself" written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland–Dozier–Holland. Next week the Four Tops will fall to #2; then return to #1 on Jul3 for one additional week
OTD Jun19,1965Kinks#OTD Jun19,1965 The #Kinks enters the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart at #83 with "Set Me Free" written by Ray Davies. The Kinks will peak at #23 on Jul24. In the UK the song will peak at #9 for 2wks on Jun24 @TheKinks
OTD Jun19,1967Beatles#OTD Jun19,1967 The #Beatles are recording "All You Need is Love" written by John Lennon; credited to the Lennon–McCartney. The Beatles are overdubbing lead and backing vocals, drums, piano, banjo
OTD Jun19,1968Rolling Stones#OTD Jun19,1968 The #RollingStones start a 2wk run at #1 on the UK Singles Chart with "Jumpin' Jack Flash" writers Keith Richards & Mick Jagger were awoken one morning by gardener Jack Dyer; Jagger asked What's That? Richards: "Oh, that's Jack. That's jumpin' Jack" @RollingStones
OTD Jun19,1971 Carole King#OTD Jun19,1971 #CaroleKing starts a 5wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with the double A side 45 "It's Too Late" written by Carole King & Toni Stern and "I Feel The Earth Move" written by Carole King @Carole_King
OTD Jun19,1971Carpenters#OTD Jun19,1971 The #Carpenters peak at #2 for 2wks on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with “Rainy Days And Mondays”written by Paul Williams and Roger Nichols with instrumental backing by the Wrecking Crew. Also the 4th week at #1 in the UK and Adult Contemporary charts
OTD Jun19,1973Edgar Winter Group#OTD Jun19,1973 A Gold record is awarded to the #EdgarWinter Group for the single "Frankenstein" written by Edgar Winter; a @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart #1 hit single on May26,1973
OTD Jun19,1976 Eric Carmen#OTD Jun19,1976 #EricCarmen is at #1 on the Easy Listening chart with “Never Gonna Fall in Love Again” written by Eric Carmen. Carmen will enter the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart on May1 at #78 and by Jul4 the single will peak for 2wks at #11
OTD Jun19,1976 Wings#OTD Jun19,1976 #Wings are back at #1 for a 4wk run on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Silly Love Songs" written by Paul and Linda McCartney. Wings were at #1 on May22 for 1wk; fell to #2 for 2wks then returned to #1; eventually Wings will be at #1 for a total of 5wks
OTD Jun19,1977Jacksons#OTD Jun19,1977 The #Jacksons are at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Show You The Way To Go" written and produced by Gamble and Huff (the songwriting and production team of Kenneth Gamble and Leon A Huff). The single is the only #1 song for the Jacksons in the UK @Jacksons
OTD Jun19,1980 Donna Summer#OTD Jun19,1980 #DonnaSummer is the 1st act to sign with Geffen Records. Her gold album "The Wanderer" is the labels 1st release
OTD Jun19,1982 Asia#OTD Jun19,1982 #Asia went to #1 on the US album chart with their self-titled album "Asia" Featuring the #4 single "Heat of the Moment" The LP would be the 1982 #1 album of the year in the US
OTD Jun19,1982 Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney#OTD Jun19,1982 #StevieWonder & #PaulMcCartney are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Ebony And Ivory" for the 6th week of a 7wk run at #1 @PaulMcCartney @StevieWonder
OTD Jun19,1983Police#OTD Jun19,1983 The #Police jump straight to #1 and starts a 2wk run at #1 on the UK album chart with "Synchronicity" Scoring Police's 4th UK #1 album. The LP features the single "Every Breath You Take" written by Sting (Gordon Sumner)
OTD Jun19,1988Michael Jackson#OTD Jun19,1988 3,000 East Germans gather at the Berlin Wall to hear #MichaelJackson perform a concert in West Berlin @michaeljackson
OTD Jun19,2008iTunes#OTD Jun19,2008 The #iTunes Music Store reaches 5 billion songs sold