Legend:  BTD – Born Today     OTD – On This Day

DateArtist/GroupDescriptionImage
BTD Sep28,1946 Jeffrey Jones#BTD Sep28,1946 #JeffreyJones actor roles such as; Joseph II in Amadeus, Edward R. Rooney in Ferris Bueller's Day Off & Charles Deetz in Beetlejuice
BTD Sep28,1918 Arnold Stang#BTD Sep28,1918 #ArnoldStang RIP comic, voice actor who gained fame for providing the voice of TV's #TopCat
BTD Sep28,1934 Brigitte Bardot#BTD Sep28,1934 #BrigitteBardot actress, singer starred in 47 films, released several albums and singles during the 1960s and 1970s. Sex symbols of 1950s and 1960s #HBday @brigitte_bardot
BTD Sep28,1901 Ed Sullivan#BTD Sep28,1901 #EdSullivan RIP TV personality, impresario, sports & entertainment reporter, columnist. Creator/host of the TV variety program "The Toast of the Town" later renamed The Ed Sullivan Show for 23 years; 1948 to 1971 a record as the longest-running variety show in US
BTD Sep28,1938 Ben E King#BTD Sep28,1938 #BenEKing (Benjamin Earl Nelson) RIP singer with The #Drifters 1959 US #2 & R&B #1 There Goes My Baby, 1960 US #16 & R&B #4 This Magic Moment, 1960 US, R&B & UK #1 Save The Last Dance For Me & solo 1961 US #4, R&B #1 & UK #27 "Stand By Me", +3 US & 21 R&B Top40s
BTD Sep28,1943 Nick St Nicholas#BTD Sep28,1943 #NickStNicholas (Klaus Karl Kassbaum) bass guitars, singer, songwriter #Steppenwolf (1968-1970) 1969 "Born To Be Wild" Family fled Germany because his father, an officer in the navy, was part of the plan to overthrow #Hitler in the failed Operation #Valkyrie
BTD Sep28,1946 Helen Shapiro#BTD Sep28,1946 #HelenShapiro singer, actress UK #1s 1961 "You Don't Know" and "Walkin' Back to Happiness", +8 other UK Top40 singles. One of her supporting acts in her 1963 tour was The #Beatles
BTD Sep28,1947 Peter Hope Evans#BTD Sep28,1947 #PeterHopeEvans harmonica, harp #MedicineHead 1973 UK #3 "One And One Is One" & #11 "Rising Sun" and on many LPs with #PeteTownshend
BTD Sep28,1950 Paul Burgess#BTD Sep28,1950 #PaulBurgess drummer #10cc joined in their 1973 UK tour, playing with the band on most of their tours until 1983 and associated withmany other bands such as #JethroTull, #Camel, #MagnaCarta, and The #IcicleWorks
BTD Sep28,1952 Andy Ward#BTD Sep28,1952 #AndyWard drummer, founding member of #Camel 1971, evolving from The #Brew, Then in #Marillion 1985 UK #2 single "Kayleigh"
BTD Sep28,1953 Jim Diamond#BTD Sep28,1953 #JimDiamond RIP singer, songwriter solo UK #1 single "I Should Have Know Better" & the band Ph.D. #PHD 1982 UK #3 "I Won't Let You Down"
BTD Sep28,1960 Jennifer Rush#BTD Sep28,1960 #JenniferRush (Heidi Stern) singer 1984 UK #14 "Ring of Ice", 1985 UK #1 & US #57 "The Power Of Love", 1989 UK #24 "Till I Loved You" (Duet with Plácido Domingo); many hit singles & LPs mainly in Europe, Latin America & South Africa
OTD Sep28,1946 Frank Sinatra#OTD Sep28,1946 #FrankSinatra returns to #1 (spent 1wk on Sep14) on the US Top 40 Singles Chart with "Five Minutes More" with Orchestra under the direction of #AxelStordahl
OTD Sep28,1955Four Aces#OTD Sep28,1955 The #FourAces featuring #AlAlberts are at #1 (for the 1st time - the charts change on Nov2 to being based on sale, airplay and juke box plays) on the US Top 25 Best Sellers In Stores chart with "Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing"
OTD Sep28,1956 Bill Haley#OTD Sep28,1956 #BillHaley and his Comets has 5 Top20 singles in the UK Top30 singles chart. Haley the 1st band leader to form a Rock 'n' Roll group Songs: 4 Rockin Through The Rye 11 Saints Rock n' Roll 13 Rock Around The Clock 17 Razzle Dazzle 19 See You Later Alligator
OTD Sep28,1957 Jimmie Rodgers#OTD Sep28,1957 #JimmieRodgers starts a 2wk run at #1 on the US Top40 Singles chart with "Honeycomb" written by #BobMerrill
OTD Sep28,1958 Domenico Modugno#OTD Sep28,1958 #DomenicoModugno is still at #1 on the US Top 40 Singles Chart with "Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu (Volare)" for the last week of this 4wk run at #1 and the last week of a 5wks at #1
OTD Sep28,1961Shirley Booth#OTD Sep28,1961 "Hazel" the TV series debuts. The TV show is about a live-in maid Hazel Burke played by #ShirleyBooth & her employers, the Baxters; Bobby Buntrock the son as Harold Baxter “Sport”, Whitney Blake as Dorothy Baxter “Missy”,
Don DeFore as George Baxter "Mr. B"
OTD Sep28,1961 John Leyton#OTD Sep28,1961 #JohnLeyton returns to #1 for 1wk on the UK singles chart with "Johnny Remember Me" Previously, Leyton had a 3wk run at #1 on Aug31; for a total of 4wks at #1. His only UK #1 & for producer #JoeMeek his first #1 single
OTD Sep28,1962Beatles#OTD Sep28,1962 The #Beatles have a gig aboard the 'Royal Iris' on the River Mersey. Their 3rd & final time. The show also features #LeeCastle & the Barons, #FreddyFowell (The Teddy)
OTD Sep28,1963 Bobby Vinton#OTD Sep28,1963 #BobbyVinton is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 singles chart with "Blue Velvet" for the 2nd week of a 3wk run at #1. A hit 27yrs later in the UK reaching #2 on Oct7,1990
OTD Sep28,1963 George Harrison#OTD Sep28,1963 #GeorgeHarrison performs with The #FourVests at the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Hall Post 3479 in Eldorado, IL. Harrison wore a dark suit, white shirt, no tie. Fan says "That kid that's trying out for your band tonight; you'd be crazy if you don't hire him"
OTD Sep28,1963Beatles#OTD Sep28,1963 The #Beatles "Please Please Me" LP is at #1 for the 21st week on the UK Record Retailer chart.
OTD Sep28,1963Beatles#OTD Sep28,1963 The #Beatles single "She Loves You" is played on radio by #MurrayKaufman (professionally known as Murray the K) in #NYC. This is believed to be the 1st playing of a #Beatles single
OTD Sep28,1965Rolling Stones#OTD Sep28,1965 The #RollingStones play their 1st of 2 nights at the Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales.
OTD Sep28,1968 Mary Hopkin#OTD Sep28,1968 #MaryHopkin enters the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart at #70 with "Those Were The Days" The song will peak at #2 for 3wks on Nov2 behind The #Beatles "Hey Jude" In the UK the single is currently on a 6wk run at #1 @themaryhopkin
OTD Sep28,1968 Dewey Phillips#OTD Sep28,1968 DJ #DeweyPhillips dies at the age of 42. 1st DJ (disc jockey) to play #ElvisPresley's debut record and one of rock 'n' rolls pioneer DJ's
OTD Sep28,1968Beatles#OTD Sep28,1968 The #Beatles start a 9wk run at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Single Chart with "Hey Jude" their 16th US #1
OTD Sep28,1974 Bad Company#OTD Sep28,1974 #BadCompany is at #1 on the US album chart with their self-titled debut album.
OTD Sep28,1974 Canadian#OTD Sep28,1974 #Canadian #AndyKim is at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Rock Me Gently" @AndyKimMusic
OTD Sep28,1976 George Harrison#OTD Sep28,1976 A&M Records sues #GeorgeHarrison for $6M over non-delivery of a new album, he missed deadline by two months
OTD Sep28,1980Police#OTD Sep28,1980 The #Police are at #1 on UK singles chart for the 2nd week of a 4wk run with "Don't Stand So Close To Me" The group's 3rd #1
OTD Sep28,1985 Dire Straits#OTD Sep28,1985 #DireStraits is still at #1 on the @billboard Hot100 Singles Chart with "Money For Nothing" @DireStraits77 2nd week of a 3wk run at #1
OTD Sep28,1985 Kate Bush#OTD Sep28,1985 #KateBush scores her 2nd UK #1 album jumping straight to #1 and starting a 2wk run with "Hounds Of Love" The album will fall to #2 on Oct6 then return to #1 on Oct13 for 1 additional week for a total of 3wks
OTD Sep28,1991 Bryan Adams#OTD Sep28,1991 #BryanAdams is awarded the Order of #Canada & the Order of #BritishColumbia @bryanadams
OTD Sep28,1991 Garth Brooks#OTD Sep28,1991 #GarthBrooks went to #1 on the US album chart with "Ropin' The Wind" Garth Brooks spent 18wks at #1 selling over 11M copies @garthbrooks