Tag: August

Thursday 8/27/2020 6pm ET: Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs

Today we feature the Top 40 Hits from August 27, 1983.  Join Ron Kovacs 6pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.

Saturday 3pm: Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs

Join Ron Kovacs 3pm ET for the Top 40 Hits from August 24, 1974.

Wednesday 2pm: Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs

Today we feature the Top 40 Hits from AUgust 27, 1983.  Join Ron Kovacs 2pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.

Tuesday 2pm: Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs

Today we feature the Top 40 Hits from August 22, 1987.  Join Ron Kovacs 2pm ET on RadioMaxMusic.

Friday 2pm: Classic Countdown with Ron Kovacs

This edition of the Classic Countdown features the Top 40 Hits from August 17, 1985.  Hosted by Ron Kovacs

Feature Year: 1997 9pm ET

This edition of Feature Year looks at the hits and tunes of 1997.

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January 1 – Townes Van Zandt, American folk singer (b. 1944) Died
January 5 – Burton Lane, American composer and lyricist (b. 1912) Died
January 23 – Richard Berry African-American singer and composer (b. 1935) Died
January 31 – Johnny Klein, American drummer (b. 1918) Died
February 13 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 7,000 for the first time, gaining 60.81 to 7,022.44.
February 23 – Tony Williams, American musician (b. 1945) Died
February 28 – North Hollywood shootout: Two robbers wearing kevlar body armor armed with AK-47s containing armor-piercing bullets injure 17 police officers and civilians in a gun battle. The incident sparked debate on the appropriate firepower for United States patrol officers to have available in similar situations in the future.
March 9 – The Notorious B.I.G., American rapper (b. 1972) Died
March 10 – La Vern Baker, American singer (b. 1929) Died
March 17 – Jermaine Stewart, American singer (b. 1957) Died
April 8 – Laura Nyro, American singer and composer (b. 1947) Died
April 19 – El Duce, American singer and drummer (b. 1958) Died
April 21 – A Pegasus rocket carries the remains of 24 people into earth orbit, in the first space burial.
April 27 – Andrew Cunanan murders Jeffrey Trail, beginning a murder spree that lasts until July and ends with the murder of fashion designer Gianni Versace.
June 6 – In Lacey Township, New Jersey, high school senior Melissa Drexler kills her newborn baby in a toilet.
June 13 – A jury sentences Timothy McVeigh to death for his part in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing.
June 21 – Rebecca Black, American singer
June 28 – Mrs. Miller, American singer (b. 1907) Died
July 1 – The United Kingdom hands sovereignty of Hong Kong to the People’s Republic of China.
July 15 – Spree killer Andrew Cunanan shoots fashion designer Gianni Versace to death outside Versace’s Miami, Florida residence.
July 16 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 63.17 to close at 8,038.88. It is the Dow’s first close above 8,000. The Dow has doubled its value in 30 months.
July 17 – The F.W. Woolworth Company closes after 117 years in business.
August 10 – Conlon Nancarrow, American-born composer (b. 1912) Died
August 16 – Greyson Chance, American singer, songwriter and pianist
August 21 – Be Here Now, the third album from English rock band Oasis, becomes the fastest selling album in UK history.
August 31 – Death of Diana, Princess of Wales: Diana, Princess of Wales is taken to hospital after a car accident shortly after midnight, in the Pont de l’Alma road tunnel in Paris. She is pronounced dead at 3:00 am.
September 6 – The funeral of Diana, Princess of Wales, takes place at Westminster Abbey, watched by over 2 billion people worldwide.
September 18 – Jimmy Witherspoon, American blues singer (b. 1920) Died
September 19 – Rich Mullins, American musician (b. 1955) Died
October 5 – Arthur Tracy, American singer (b. 1899) Died
October 12 – John Denver, American musician (b. 1943) Died
October 19 – Glen Buxton, American guitarist (b. 1947) Died
November 1 – Alex Wolff, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actor
November 12 – Ramzi Yousef is found guilty of masterminding the World Trade Center 1993 bombings.
November 15 – Saul Chaplin, American composer (b. 1912)
November 22 – Michael Hutchence, Australian musician, INXS (b. 1960) Died
December 2 – Michael Hedges, American composer and guitarist (b. 1953) Died
December 19 – James Cameron’s Titanic, the highest-grossing film of all time until his other film Avatar, premieres in the US.
December 21 – Amie Comeaux, American country singer (b. 1976) Died

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