1930: American astronomer Clyde W Tombaugh discovers the planet Pluto.
1933, Born on this day, Yoko Ono, Japanese artist, singer, poet, author and peace activist and wife of
John Lennon. Ono moved to New York City from Tokyo aged 14 and first met John Lennon in London in 1966, the couple married in 1969.
1933 Chevrolet announces “Blanket the nation” campaign.
1959, Ray Charles recorded ‘What’d I Say’, in New York City. The song had evolved in concert as a call-and-response between Charles and his female back-up singers. It became Charles’ biggest hit to date, reaching No.1 on the R&B and No.6 on the pop charts.
1965, Born on this day, Dr Dre, NWA, who had the 1990 UK No.26 single ‘Express Yourself’. As a solo artist had the 1996 US No.1 & UK No.6 single ‘California’. Dre is the host of ‘Yo! MTV Raps.’
1969, The Jimi Hendrix Experience appeared at the Royal Albert Hall, London, England.
In same 1969 KFC (Kentucky fried chicken) hired its first Advertising Agency Leo Burnett in a $4million Advertising budget contract. They subsequently created the ‘Get a bucket of chicken, have a barrel of fun’ campaign; radio jingle performed by Barry Manilow in 1972.
KFC outlet in Ilorin kwara state Nigeria.
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1977 February 18: Soldiers under the tenure of Nigeria Military Head of State, General Olusegun Obasanjo raided Kalakuta , the communal home of singer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti
1987, Bon Jovi were at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’, it made No.4 in the UK.
1989, An impostor claiming to be Madness vocalist Suggs caused havoc when he phoned
Radio 1 and asked them to advertise a one-off gig in Newcastle, it also came to light that the man had been calling local radio stations and UK gig promoters.
2004, A court case accusing Marilyn Manson of sexual assault was dismissed after the two sides reached a settlement. Security guard Joshua Keasler had sued Manson after the star allegedly put his legs around Keasler’s neck and gyrated against him on stage at a gig in Detroit, Michigan in 2001. Manson was ordered to pay $4,000 (£2,091) in fines and costs in the criminal proceedings.
2005, Britney Spears attacked a US magazine after it published photographs of her honeymoon without permission. Weekly publication Us printed five pages of pictures of Spears and husband Kevin Federline on holiday in Fiji. A statement from US said: “Britney should start her own magazine if she’d like to dictate her own coverage.”
2009, Michael Jackson’s management team announced that The King Of Pop was set to auction off his American Music Award for Thriller, his Gold and Platinum records, a Rolls Royce limousine, a customized Harley Davidson, a velvet cape given to him by his children for Father’s Day in 1998, a pair of rhinestone-trimmed socks from 1981, a basketball signed by Michael Jordan and his own original artwork.
2012, Whiteny Houston had an invitation-only memorial at the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. Among those who performed at the funeral were Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and R. Kelly. Kevin Costner read a moving and personal Eulogy.
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