Don McLean recorded “American Pie” in 1971.  

In 1990, for the first time ever, the top five positions in the US singles chart were held by female artists – At No. 1 was Madonna’s “Vogue”, followed by Heart with “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You”, Sinead O’Connor at No.3 with “Nothing Compares 2U”, “Hold On” by Wilson Phillips at No.4 and Janet Jackson with “Alright” coming in at fifth place.

In 1994 Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley were married in the Dominican Republic.

In 2006 No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani gave birth to her first child — a baby boy she and then hubby Gavin Rossdale named Kingston.

And senior coach of the Carlton Football Club, Mick Malthouse, was sacked after he publically demanded that the club “sack him or back him” in 2015. 

Today’s birthdays: 


Comedian Josh Thomas is 29 (1987)

Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark is 48 (1968)

Actress Helena Bonham Carter is 50 (1966)

Lenny Kravitz is 52 (1964)

And Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks is 68 (1948) 

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