Chubby Checker released ‘The Twist’ in 1960.

Def Leppard opened for AC/DC in the US in 1980.

Jessie’s Girl from Aussie Rick Springfield was at the top of the US charts in 1981.

MTV premiered in the US in 1981 – the first video played was ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’ by The Buggles.

And Lisa Marie Presley confirmed rumors in 1994 that she’d married Michael Jackson.

Today’s Birthdays: 


British director Sam Mendes is 51 (1965)

Adam Duritz from the Counting Crows turns 52 (1964)

Rapper Coolio Is 53 (1963)

And Joe Elliott from Def Leppard turns 57 (1959)