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Feature Year: 2008 6pm ET

January 17 – Bobby Fischer, American-Icelandic chess grandmaster and former World Chess Champion (b. 1943) Died
January 21 – Stock markets around the world plunge amid growing fears of a U.S. recession, fueled by the 2007 subprime mortgage crisis.
January 22 – Heath Ledger, Australian actor (b. 1979) Died
February 19 – Fidel Castro announces his resignation as President of Cuba, effective February 24.
March 2 – Jeff Healey, Canadian musician (b. 1966) Died
April 22 – Surgeons at London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital perform the first operations using bionic eyes, implanting them into 2 blind patients.
May 12 – Robert Rauschenberg, American pop artist (b. 1925) Died
June 2 – Bo Diddley, American musician (b. 1928) Died
June 13 – Tim Russert, American journalist (b. 1950) Died
July 25 – Johnny Griffin, American saxophonist (b. 1928) Died
August 10 – Isaac Hayes, African-American musician (b. 1942) Died
August 15 – Jerry Wexler, American music producer (b. 1917) Died
August 17 – Michael Phelps surpasses Mark Spitz in Gold Medals won at a single Olympics, winning eight.
September 1 – Don LaFontaine, American voice actor (b. 1940) Died
September 15 – Richard Wright, English musician (b. 1943) Died
September 26 – Paul Newman, American actor (b. 1925) Died
November 4 – United States presidential election, 2008: Barack Obama is elected the 44th President of the United States, and becomes the first African-American President-elect.
December 2 – Odetta, American singer (b. 1930) Died
December 25 – Eartha Kitt, American singer and actress (b. 1927) Died
December 29 – Freddie Hubbard, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1938) Died

Feature Year: 2000 6pm ET

The year 2000 was the subject of Y2K concerns: fears that computers would not shift from 1999 to 2000 correctly. However, by the end of 1999, many companies had already converted to new, or upgraded their existing software. Some even obtained Y2K certification. As a result of massive effort, much of it mis-directed, relatively few problems occurred.
January 6 – The last natural Pyrenean Ibex is found dead, apparently killed by a falling tree.
January 10 – America Online announces an agreement to purchase Time Warner for $162 billion (the largest-ever corporate merger).
February 7 – Big Pun, American rapper (b. 1971) Died
February 12 – Oliver, American pop singer (b. 1945) Died
February 12 – Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, American rock singer and performer (b. 1929) Died
March 4 – The PlayStation 2 is released in Japan, and in North America several months later. It becomes the best-selling game console of all time.
March 27 – Ian Dury, English singer, songwriter (b. 1942) Died
April 25 – David Merrick, American stage producer (b. 1911) Died
May 31 – Tito Puente, American jazz musician (b. 1923) Died
June 21 – Alan Hovhaness, American composer (b. 1911) Died
August 12 – Dave Edwards, American musician (b. 1941) Died
August 14 – Dora the Explorer, one of Nickelodeon’s hottest shows, debuts.
October 3 – Benjamin Orr, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and singer for the band The Cars (b. 1947) Died
October 18 – Julie London, American singer and actress (b. 1926) Died
October 31 – Willow Smith, American actress and singer
December 13 – Bush v. Gore: The U.S. Supreme Court stops the Florida presidential recount, effectively giving the state, and the Presidency, to George W. Bush.
December 19 – Roebuck “Pops” Staples, patriarch of The Staple Singers (b. 1914) Died
DEcember 23 – Victor Borge, Danish-born comedian and pianist (b. 1909)

Feature Year: 1991 10pm ET

January 8 – Steve Clark, English guitarist, Def Leppard (b. 1960) Died
January 12 – Gulf War: The Congress of the United States passes a resolution authorizing the use of military force to liberate Kuwait.
January 15 – The United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi forces from occupied Kuwait expires, preparing the way for the start of Operation Desert Storm.
January 16 – Julie Dubela, American singer
January 18 – Eastern Air Lines shuts down after 62 years, citing financial problems.
February 11 – Christofer Drew, American singer
February 12 – Casey Abrams, American singer
February 25 – Gulf War: Part of an Iraqi Scud missile hits an American military barracks in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, killing 29 and injuring 99 U.S. soldiers. It is the single-most devastating attack on U.S. forces during that war.
February 25 – Tony Oller, American actor and musician
February 26 – Gulf War: On Baghdad radio, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein announces the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait. Iraqi soldiers set fire to Kuwaiti oil fields as they retreat.
March 6 – Tyler the Creator, American rapper, record producer, music video director, actor, graphic artist and fashion designer
March 8 – Devon Werkheiser, American actor and musician
March 14 – Doc Pomus, American composer (b. 1925) Died
March 16 – Wolfgang Van Halen, American musician
March 21 – Leo Fender, American instrument maker (b. 1909) Died
March 30 – Mia Carruthers, American singer and songwriter
April 1 – Comedy Central is launched in its current format.
April 3 – Hayley Kiyoko, American singer and actress
April 4 – Jamie Lynn Spears, American singer and actress
April 10 – Amanda Michalka, American singer and actress
April 17 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 3,000 for the first time ever, at 3,004.46.
April 23 – Johnny Thunders, American musician (b. 1952) Died
April 26 – Carmine Coppola, American composer and conductor (b. 1910) Died
May 7 – Dennis Crosby, American singer (b. 1934) Died
May 17 – Daniel Curtis Lee, American actor and rapper
June 1 – David Ruffin, American singer (b. 1941) Died
June 6 – Stan Getz, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1927) Died
July 18 – Karina Pasian, American singer and pianist
September 4 – Charles Barnet, American jazz saxophonist (b. 1913) Died
September 4 – Dottie West, American singer (b. 1932) Died
September 22 – Chelsea Tavares, American actress and singer
September 28 – Miles Davis, American jazz trumpeter (b. 1926) Died
October 3 – Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton announces he will seek the 1992 Democratic nomination for President of the United States.
October 17 – Tennessee Ernie Ford, American singer (b. 1919) Died
November 3 – Chris Bender, American musician (b. 1972) Died
November 24 – Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury dies from pneumonia induced by AIDS.
November 24 – KISS drummer Eric Carr dies from complications of heart cancer.
December 4 – Pan American World Airways ends operations.

Feature Year: 1989 6pm ET

Today on Feature Year – 1989 Hits and Tunes!

January 6 – James Durbin (singer), American Idol contestant
January 10 – Donald Voorhees, American composer and musician (b. 1903) Died
January 11 – President of the United States Ronald Reagan delivers his farewell address to the nation.
January 22 – Jared Smith, American singer
January 24 – Serial killer Ted Bundy is executed in Florida’s electric chair.
January 30 – Khleo Thomas, American actor and rapper
February 14 – Vincent Crane, British musician (Atomic Rooster) (b. 1943) Died
February 26 – Roy Eldridge, American musician (b. 1911) Died
February 27 – Kelly Breeding, American singer
February 27 – Stefano Langone, American singer
March 14 – Colby O’Donis, American singer
March 22 – Karen Rodriguez, American singer
April 26 – Lucille Ball, American entertainer (b. 1911) Died
May 5 – Chris Brown, American singer and actor
May 9 – Keith Whitley, American singer (b. 1955) Died
May 15 – Johnny Green, American songwriter (b. 1908) Died
June 13 – Lisa Tucker, American singer, musical theater and television actress
June 14 – Lucy Hale, American actress and singer
June 17 – Simone Battle, American actress and singer
June 18 – Renee Olstead, American actress and singer
July 2 – Devin Tailes, American singer
July 18 – Actress Rebecca Schaeffer is murdered by an obsessed fan, leading to stricter stalking laws in California.
August 15 – Joe Jonas, American musician actor and singer
August 16–August 17 – Woodstock ’89 festival.
August 19 – Romeo, American rapper and actor
September 5 – U.S. President George H. W. Bush holds up a bag of cocaine purchased across the street at Lafayette Park, in his first televised speech to the nation.
September 8 – Avicii, Swedish DJ, remixer, and record producer
September 8 – Barry Sadler, American author and musician (b. 1940) Died
September 21 – Jason Derulo, American singer-songwriter. actor
September 22 – Irving Berlin, American composer (b. 1888) Died
September 30 – Virgil Thomson, American composer (b. 1896) Died
November 24 – Jordan Witzigreuter, American singer/songwriter (The Ready Set)
December 11 – Lindsay Crosby, American singer and actor (b. 1938) Died
December 13 – Taylor Swift, American singer
December 22 – Jordin Sparks, American singer

Feature Year: 1986 6pm ET

This edition features the hits and tunes of 1986.

January 2 – Trombone Shorty, American jazz musician
January 3 – Lloyd, American R&B recording artist
January 6 – Alex Turner, English musician, member of Arctic Monkeys
January 9 – After losing a patent battle with Polaroid, Kodak leaves the instant camera business.
January 19 – The first PC virus, Brain, starts to spread.
January 28 – STS-51-L: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates 73 seconds after launch, killing the crew of 7 astronauts, including schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe
February 21 – Charlotte Church, Welsh singer, actress and television presenter
February 23 – Skylar Grey, American musician
March 3 – Stacie Orrico, American singer
March 4 – Richard Manuel, Canadian musician (The Band) (b. 1943) Died
March 4 – Howard Greenfield, American songwriter (b. 1936) Died
March 31 – O’Kelly Isley, American singer of The Isley Brothers (b. 1937) Died
April 1 – Hillary Scott, American singer/songwriter (Lady Antebellum)
April 2 – Lee DeWyze, American singer/songwriter
April 21 – Geraldo Rivera opens Al Capone’s secret vault on The Mystery of Al Capone’s Vault, discovering only a bottle of moonshine.
April 23 – Harold Arlen, American music composer (b. 1905) Died
April 27 – “Captain Midnight” interrupts the HBO satellite feed.
May 19 – Jimmy Lyons, American musician (b. 1931) Died
May 25 – Hands Across America: At least 5,000,000 people form a human chain from New York City to Long Beach, California, to raise money to fight hunger and homelessness.
May 27 – the game credited as setting the template for role-playing video games, Dragon Quest is released in Japan.
June 13 – Benny Goodman, American jazz musician (b. 1909) Died
June 17 – Kate Smith, American singer (b. 1907) Died
June 27 – Drake Bell, American actor and singer
June 27 – Kellie Pickler, American singer
July 3 – Rudy Vallée, American singer, actor, and bandleader (b. 1901) Died
July 5 – Adam Young, American singer
July 31 – Teddy Wilson, American jazz pianist (b. 1912) Died
August 21 – Thad Jones, American jazz musician (b. 1923) Died
August 26 – Cassie Ventura, American pop and R&B singer
August 27 – Mario, R&B singer and actor
August 30 – Ryan Ross, guitarist (Panic at the Disco)
August 30 – Theo Hutchcraft, British pop musician
September 8 – The worldwide premiere of The Oprah Winfrey Show
September 27 – Cliff Burton, American bassist (Metallica) (b. 1962) Died
October 7 – Slayer releases their album Reign in Blood
October 22 – In New York City, WNBC Radio’s traffic helicopter crashes into the Hudson River, killing traffic reporter Jane Dornacker. The last words heard on-the-air were Dornacker’s screams of terror, “Hit the water! Hit the water! Hit the water!”
Ovtober 27 – World Series: The New York Mets defeat the Boston Red Sox in 7 games. This is the second world series title in the Mets franchise. It is also remembered for Game 6, when Bill Buckner lets a routine ground ball hit by Mookie Wilson roll through his legs, letting the Mets win and pull even with the Red Sox in the series.
October 28 – Tamar Kaprelian, Armenian American musician and singer
November 12 – Australian singer John Farnham releases the album Whispering Jack, which becomes the highest selling album in Australia’s history.
November 22 – Mike Tyson wins his first world boxing title by defeating Trevor Berbick in Las Vegas.
November 22 – Scatman Crothers, American actor, musician (b. 1910)
November 25 – Katie Cassidy, American singer and model
December 2 – Desi Arnaz, Cuban-born actor (b. 1917)

Feature Year: 1978 6pm ET

This edition of Feature Year takes you back to 1978.

January 1 – The Copyright Act of 1976 takes effect, making sweeping changes to United States copyright law.
January 9 – AJ McLean, American singer (Backstreet Boys)
January 23 – Terry Kath, American rock musician (Chicago) (b. 1946) Died
February 1 – Hollywood film director Roman Polanski skips bail and flees to France, after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl.
February 5–February 7 – The Northeastern United States blizzard of 1978 hits the New England region and the New York metropolitan area, killing about 100 and causing over US$520 million in damage.
February 22 – Jenny Frost, English singer (Atomic Kitten)
March 6 – American porn publisher Larry Flynt is shot and paralyzed in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
March 10 – Benjamin Burnley, American musician (Breaking Benjamin)
April 7 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter decides to postpone production of the neutron bomb – a weapon which kills people with radiation but leaves buildings relatively intact.
April 7 – Duncan James, English singer (Blue)
April 9 – Rachel Stevens, English singer (S Club 7)
April 28 – Nate Richert, American musician and former actor
May 1 – Aram Khachaturian, Armenian composer (b. 1903) Died
May 5 – Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Reds gets his 3,000th major league hit.
May 21 – Adam Gontier, lead singer of Canadian band Three Days Grace
May 23 – Scott Raynor, Drummer and founding member of Blink-182
June 12 – Serial killer David Berkowitz, the “Son of Sam,” is sentenced to 365 years in prison.
June 29 – Nicole Scherzinger, American pop lead singer (Pussycat Dolls)
July 20 – Elliott Yamin, American singer
August 4 – Frank Fontaine, American comedian and singer (b. 1920) Died
August 6 – Pope Paul VI dies in Castelgandolfo.
August 6 – Freeway, American rapper
August 7 – Eddie Calvert, American musician (b. 1922) Died
August 24 – Louis Prima, Italian-American singer and actor (b. 1910) Died
August 26 – Pope John Paul I succeeds Pope Paul VI as the 263rd Pope.
August 30 – Swizz Beatz, American record producer and rapper
September 7 – Keith Moon, English drummer (The Who) (b. 1946) Died
September 12 – Ruben Studdard, American singer
September 24 – Ruth Etting, American singer (b. 1896) Died
September 28 – Pope John Paul I dies after only 33 days of papacy.
October 9 – Nicky Byrne, Irish musician (Westlife)
October 16 – Pope John Paul II succeeds Pope John Paul I as the 264th pope. He is the first Polish pope in history.
October 23 – Maybelle Carter, American singer (b. 1909) Died
October 28 – Justin Guarini, American singer
October 30 – Matthew Morrison, American actor and singer
November 7 – Mark Read, English singer (A1)
November 9 – Sisqó, American actor and singer
November 19 – Matt Dusk, Canadian jazz musician & singer
December 13 – The first Susan B. Anthony dollar enters circulation.
December 21 – Shaun Morgan, lead singer of South African band Seether

Feature Year: 1992 6pm ET

Join us later this afternoon for the music of 1992, it begins 6pm ET right here on RadioMaxMusic.  Here are some events and artist birthdays this year in 1992.

January 11 – Singer Paul Simon is the first major artist to tour South Africa after the end of the cultural boycott.
January 19 – Mac Miller, American rapper
January 29 – Willie Dixon, American composer and musician (b. 1915) Died
February 8 – The opening ceremony for the 1992 Winter Olympics is held in Albertville, France.
February 15 – William Schuman, American composer (b. 1910) Died
March 14 – Jasmine Murray, American singer
April 7 – Alexis Jordan, American singer and actress
April 9 – A Miami, Florida jury convicts former Panamanian ruler Manuel Noriega of assisting Colombia’s cocaine cartel.
April 10 – Sam Kinison, American comedian (b. 1953) Died
April 14 – Sammy Price, American pianist and bandleader (b. 1908)
April 24 – Doc Shaw, American actor and rapper
April 27 – Allison Iraheta, American singer
May 12 – Robert Reed, American actor (b. 1932) Died
June 26 – Melanie Amaro, American singer
July 8 – Sky Ferreira, American singer, songwriter, model, and actress
July 22 – Selena Gomez, American actress and singer
July 25 – August 9 – The 1992 Summer Olympics are held in Barcelona, Spain.
July 26 – Mary Wells, American singer (b. 1943) Died
August 5 – Jeff Porcaro, American musician (b. 1954) Died
August 12 – John Cage, American composer (b. 1912) Died
August 16 – Mark Heard, American singer (b. 1951) Died
August 20 – Demi Lovato, American actress, singer, songwriter
August 23 – Hurricane Andrew attains Category 5 status on the Saffir–Simpson Hurricane Scale, and at 2100 UTC hits Eleuthera and the Bahama Banks
September 16 – Nick Jonas, American singer/songwriter and actor
September 29 – Paul Jabara, American actor, singer, and songwriter (b. 1948) Died
October 5 – Eddie Kendricks, American singer (b. 1939) Died
October 10 – Gabrielle Aplin, English singer and songwriter
October 14 – Savannah Outen, American singer
October 25 – Roger Miller, American singer (b. 1936) Died
November 3 – United States presidential election, 1992: Bill Clinton is elected the 42nd President of the United States.
November 23 – Miley Cyrus, American actress and singer
November 23 – Roy Acuff, American singer (b. 1903) Died
November 28 – Adam Hicks, American rapper, actor and dancer
December 8 – Katie Stevens, American singer
DEcember 21 – Albert King, American musician (b. 1923) Died
December 23 – Eddie Hazel, American guitarist (b. 1950) Died