Legend:  BTD – Born Today     OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD Oct4,1923 Charlton Heston#BTD Oct4,1923 #CharltonHeston (John Charles Carter) actor RIP, appeared in almost 100 films such as 1956 playing Moses in The "Ten Commandments", 1959 "Ben-Hur" won the #AcademyAwards for Best Actor, 1968 "Planet of the Apes"
BTD Oct4,1929 Leroy Van Dyke#BTD Oct4,1929 #LeroyVanDyke singer 1956 US Country #9 & US #19 "The Auctioneer", 1961 US Country #1 & US #5 "Walk On By", 1962 US Country #3 & US #35 "If a Woman Answers (Hang Up the Phone)", +4 US country Top40 singles
BTD Oct4,1944 Marlena Davis#BTD Oct4,1944 #MarlenaDavis RIP singer of the 1960s group The #Orlons 1962 US #2 "The Wah-Watusi", 1962 US #4 "Don't Hang Up", 1963 US #3 "South Street"
BTD Oct4,1947 Jim Fielder#BTD Oct4,1947 #JimFielder bass guitarist #BloodSweatTears. Blood, Sweat and Tears (Blood Sweat & Tears) 1969 US #2 "Spinning Wheel", 1969 US #12 & UK #35 single "You've Made Me So Very Happy"
BTD Oct4,1957 Barbara Kooyman#BTD Oct4,1957 #BarbaraKooyman guitarist, singer, songwriter #Timbuk3 1987 UK #21 "The Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades" & solo artist as Barbara K
BTD Oct4,1959 Chris Lowe#BTD Oct4,1959 #ChrisLowe keyboards, songwriter, co-founder of the synthpop duo #PetShopBoys @petshopboys 1986 UK & US #1 "West End Girls", 1987 UK #1 & US #9 "It's a Sin", 1987 UK #1 & US #4 "Always on My Mind", 1988 UK #1 "Heart", +38 UK, 3 US and 9 US Dance Top40 singles
OTD Oct4,1941 Freddy Martin#OTD Oct4,1941 #FreddyMartin & His Orchestra starts an 8wk run at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Piano Concerto in B Flat" Piano by #JackFina Listen==> youtu.be/ckgH8UlIu1k
OTD Oct4,1957 Hugh Beaumont#OTD Oct4,1957 "Leave It to Beaver" premieres on the @CBS network. A situation comedy about Theodore "The Beaver" Cleaver, portrayed by @TheJerryMathers Cast: #HughBeaumont as Ward, #TonyDow as Wally, #BarbaraBillingsley as June #JerryMathers as Theodore - "Beaver"
OTD Oct4,1957 New Musical Express, NME#OTD Oct4,1957 Winners at the Annual The New Musical Express #NME @NME readers Popularity Poll Results #PatBoone @Pat_Boone world's #1 singer, with #ElvisPresley @ElvisPresley voted as the 2nd
OTD Oct4,1962 Tornados#OTD Oct4,1962 #Tornados start a 5wk run at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Telstar" the instrumental named after satellite. The song will be a US #1 on Dec22 and the 1st major hit of an UK act on the US charts
OTD Oct4,1963 Paul McCartney#OTD Oct4,1963 #PaulMcCartney is judging a Miming Dance contest on "Ready Steady Go" one winner is #MelanieCoe. 4yrs later @PaulMcCartney writes the song "She's Leaving Home" inspired by a story in the @DailyMirror on Feb27,1967 about 17yo #Coe Video==> youtu.be/mnGBf688TKg
OTD Oct4,1963Beatles#OTD Oct4,1963 The #Beatles made their first appearance on the UK ITV pop show "Ready Steady Go!"
OTD Oct4,1963 Helen Shapiro #OTD Oct4,1963 Three #Beatles (#JohnLennon, #RingoStarr, #GeorgeHarrison) helping 17yo #HelenShapiro with her song "Look Who It Is" on the show "Ready Steady Go" #PaulMcCartney is absent from the clip, judging a Miming Contest Video==> youtu.be/Dw0N9oCZCdE
OTD Oct4,1966 New Vaudeville Band#OTD Oct4,1966 "Winchester Cathedral" is released by The New Vaudeville Band, the song shot to #1 in #Canada and enters the @billboard Hot100 singles chart at #98 on Nov5 then to #1 on Dec3,1966
OTD Oct4,1968 Led Zeppelin#OTD Oct4,1968 Back at last from the USA #LedZeppelin 1st night of a UK club tour @ledzeppelin (billed as The #Yardbirds featuring @JimmyPage) at the Mayfair Ballroom, Newcastle
OTD Oct4,1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival, CCR#OTD Oct4,1969 #CCR #CreedenceClearwaterRevival starts a 4wk run at #1 on US album chart with "Green River" their 1st US #1
OTD Oct4,1969Archies#OTD Oct4,1969 The #Archies are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Sugar, Sugar" for the 3rd week of a 4wk run at #1
OTD Oct4,1970 Black Sabbath#OTD Oct4,1970 #BlackSabbath at #1 on UK album chart with their 2nd album "Paranoid" Some of @BlackSabbath best-known songs
OTD Oct4,1970 Janis Joplin#OTD Oct4,1970 #JanisJoplin is found dead at the age of 27 at the Landmark Hotel Hollywood. @JanisJoplin album "Pearl" will go to #1 in 1971. LA County coroner #ThomasNoguchi determined cause of death to be a heroin overdose, possibly compounded by alcohol and accidental
OTD Oct4,1973 The Top of the Pops 500th Edition#OTD Oct4,1973 "The Top of the Pops" 500th Edition broadcast on the @BBC network and featured performances from #DavidCassidy, #Slade and The #Osmonds
OTD Oct4,1974 John Lennon#OTD Oct4,1974 "Walls and Bridges" a studio LP by #JohnLennon is released by #Apple Records in the UK. The album will be a @billboard #1 album with 2 hit singles "Whatever Gets You thru the Night" and "#9 Dream" The LP will be certified silver in the UK and gold in the US
OTD Oct4,1974 John Lennon#OTD Oct4,1974 #JohnLennon releases the single “Whatever Gets You Through the Night” in the UK. The song will be a US #1 on Nov16, but would only reach #36 in the UK. He is the last member of #Beatles to achieve a 1st US solo #1 @johnlennon
OTD Oct4,1975 David Bowie#OTD Oct4,1975 #DavidBowie returns to #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Fame" the song will fell to #2 last week and #1 on Sep20 for a total of 2wks at #1 #DavidBowie's first #1 in the US, the song was co-written with #JohnLennon
OTD Oct4,1975Bee Gees#OTD Oct4,1975 The #BeeGees enter the @billboard Hot100 singles chart at #82 with “Nights on Broadway” The single will peak at #7 on Dec13 @BeeGees Video from the Midnight Special==> youtu.be/F2SDf42guB4
OTD Oct4,1980 Queen#OTD Oct4,1980 #Queen starts a 3wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Another One Bites The Dust" @QueenWillRock
OTD Oct4,1981Police#OTD Oct4,1981 The #Police jump straight to #1 and starts a 3wks run on the UK album chart with "Ghost In The Machine" the bands third #1 LP
OTD Oct4,1986 Huey Lewis and the News #OTD Oct4,1986 #HueyLewis and the News are still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Stuck With You" @HueyLewisNews last week of a 3wk run at #1
OTD Oct4,1988Beach Boys#OTD Oct4,1988 The #BeachBoys single "Kokomo" is released in the UK and will peak at #25. The single will be #1 on Nov5 in the US. @TheBeachBoys single is featured in the film "Cocktail"