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Feature Year: 1983 6pm ET

January 4 – Spencer Chamberlain, American musician
January 18 – Samantha Mumba, Irish singer and actress
January 24 – Diane Birch, American singer-songwriter
January 26 – Lotus 1-2-3 is released for IBM-PC compatible computers.
February 1 – Andrew VanWyngarden, American Singer
February 4 – Karen Carpenter, American singer and drummer (b. 1950) Died
February 17 – Kevin Rudolf, American singer-songwriter and record producer
February 28 – The final episode of M*A*S*H is aired and the record of most watched episode is broken.
March 3 – Katie White, English singer (The Ting Tings)
March 8 – IBM releases the IBM PC XT.
March 10 – Carrie Underwood, American singer
March 14 – Taylor Hanson, American musician (Hanson)
March 16 – Arthur Godfrey, American radio and television broadcaster and entertainer (b. 1903)
March 25 – Motown celebrates its 25th anniversary and has the television special Motown 25 during which Michael Jackson performed “Billie Jean” and introduces to the world the moonwalk.
April 22 – Earl ‘Fatha’ Hines, American musician (b. 1903)
April 23 – Taio Cruz, British singer-songwriter, record producer, occasional rapper, and entrepreneur
April 30 – Muddy Waters, American musician (b. 1915)
May 6 – Lisa Lavie, Canadian singer-songwriter and Internet celebrity
May 23 – Heidi Range, British singer (Sugababes member)
May 31 – David Hernandez, American singer
June 2 – Stan Rogers, Canadian musician (b. 1949)
June 10 – Larry Hooper, American singer (b. 1917)
June 17 – Lee Ryan, English singer (Blue)
June 17 – Peter Mennin, American composer and teacher (b. 1923)
June 30 – Cheryl Cole, British singer (Girls Aloud) and TV personality
July 2 – Michelle Branch, American singer (The Wreckers)
July 5 – Harry James, American musician and band leader (b. 1916)
July 12 – Chris Wood, British rock musician (b. 1944)
July 17 – Roosevelt “Honeydripper” Sykes, American blues musician (b. 1906)
July 30 – Howard Dietz, American lyricist (b. 1896)
August 2 – James Jamerson, American musician (b. 1938)
September 1 – Flashdance and Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi are box-office hits.
September 14 – Amy Winehouse, British singer (d. 2011)
September 16 – Ronald Reagan announces that the Global Positioning System (GPS) would be made available for civilian use.
September 17 – Vanessa Lynn Williams becomes the first African-American to be crowned Miss America, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
September 18 – The rock group Kiss officially appear in public without makeup for the first time on MTV.
September 24 – The Red Hot Chili Peppers launch their first, self-titled, album.
October 4 – Shontelle, Barbadian singer, and songwriter
November 2 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: At the White House Rose Garden, U.S. President Ronald Reagan signs a bill creating a federal holiday on the third Monday of every January to honor American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
November 3 – The Reverend Jesse Jackson announces his candidacy for the 1984 Democratic Party presidential nomination.
November 3 – Alfredo Antonini, American conductor and composer (b. 1901)
November 22 – Tyler Hilton, American singer-songwriter and actor
November 27 – Professor Green, British rapper
December 1 – McDonald’s introduces the McNugget.
December 3 – Andy Grammer, American singer/songwriter
December 12 – Katrina Elam, American singer
December 28 – Dennis Wilson, American musician (The Beach Boys) (b. 1944)

Feature Year: 1993 6pm ET

Today’s installment of Feature Year goes back to 1993, 6pm ET on RadioMaxMusic

January 6 – Dizzy Gillespie, American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, and composer (b. 1917) Died
January 12 – Zayn Malik, British singer of the band call One Direction
January 19 – IBM announces a $4.97 billion loss for 1992, the largest single-year corporate loss in United States history to date.
January 20 – Bill Clinton succeeds George H.W. Bush as the 42nd President of the United States.
February 14 – Shane Harper, American actor and singer
February 19 – Victoria Justice, American actress and singer
February 26 – World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a van bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over 1,000.
February 28 – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas, with a warrant to arrest leader David Koresh on federal firearms violations. Four agents and 5 Davidians die in the raid and a 51-day standoff begins.
March 4 – Bobbi Kristina Houston Brown, American singer
March 8 – Billy Eckstine, American musician (b. 1914) Died
March 11 – Janet Reno is confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States.
March 15 – Alyssa Reid, Canadian singer/songwriter
April 2 – Aaron Kelly, American singer
April 19 – A 51-day stand-off at the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas, ends with a fire that kills 76 people, including David Koresh.
April 25 – Shiloh, Canadian singer-songwriter
April 29 – Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican salsa singer (b. 1946) Died
April 29 – Mick Ronson, English rock guitarist (b. 1946) Died
April 30 – Tennis star Monica Seles is stabbed in the back by an obsessed fan of rival Steffi Graf at a tournament in Hamburg, Germany.
May 30 – Sun Ra, American jazz musician (b. 1914) Died
June 5 – Conway Twitty, American musician (b. 1933) Died
June 27 – U.S. President Bill Clinton orders a cruise missile attack on Iraqi intelligence headquarters in the Al-Mansur District of Baghdad, in response to an Iraqi plot to assassinate former U.S. President George H. W. Bush during his visit to Kuwait in mid-April.
June 28 – GG Allin, American punk singer (b. 1956) Died
July 7 – Mia Zapata, American punk musician (b. 1965) Died
July 27 – Windows NT 3.1, the first version of Microsoft’s line of Windows NT operating systems, is released to manufacturing.
August 1 – Leon Thomas III, American actor and singer
August 2 – Manika, American singer-songwriter
September 9 – Helen O’Connell, American singer (b. 1920) Died
October 9 – Scotty McCreery, American singer
October 17 – Criss Oliva, American Musician (b. 1963) Died
October 26 – Harold Rome, American composer (b. 1908) Died
December 5 – Doug Hopkins, American musician (b. 1961)
December 7 – Jasmine Villegas, American singer
December 18 – Charizma, American hip hop artist (b. 1973)

Feature Year: 1981 8pm ET

January 5 – Deadmau5 (Joel Zimmerman), Canadian DJ/Producer
January 6 – Mike Jones, American rapper
January 9 – Caroline Lufkin, American singer
January 11 – Jamelia, British singer
January 11 – Tom Meighan, British singer and songwriter, lead vocalist for alternative rock band Kasabian
January 15 – Howie Day, American singer and songwriter
January 15 – Pitbull (rapper), American rapper, singer-songwriter and record producer
January 17 – Ray J, American rapper and singer
January 20 – Iran releases the 52 Americans held for 444 days within minutes of Ronald Reagan succeeding Jimmy Carter as the President of the United States, ending the Iran hostage crisis.
January 22 – Willa Ford, American singer, television hostess, and actress
January 22 – Ben Moody, American guitarist (formerly of Evanescence)
January 23 – Samuel Barber, American composer (b. 1910) Died
January 25 – Alicia Keys, American singer
January 29 – Jonny Lang, American musician
January 31 – Justin Timberlake, American musician (‘N Sync)
January 31 – Cozy Cole, American jazz drummer (b. 1909) Died
February 4 – Matchstik, American rapper, singer and song writer
February 9 – Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan, American drummer (Avenged Sevenfold) (d. 2009)
February 9 – Bill Haley, American musician (b. 1925)
February 10 – Natasha St-Pier, Canadian singer
February 11 – Kelly Rowland, American singer (Destiny’s Child)
February 12 – Lisa Hannigan, Irish singer, songwriter, and musician
February 15 – Olivia, American singer
February 20 – Chris Thile, American mandolinist
February 23 – Paleo, American singer-songwriter
February 26 – Howard Hanson, American composer (b. 1896)
February 27 – Josh Groban, American singer
March 3 – Lil’ Flip, American rapper
March 5 – Yip Harburg, American lyricist (b. 1896)
March 11 – LeToya Luckett, American singer
March 13 – April Matson, American actress and singer
March 15 – Young Buck, American rapper
March 22 – MIMS, American rapper
March 29 – Megan Hilty, American actress, singer, and broadway star
March 30 – Sherman Edwards, American songwriter (b. 1919)
March 30 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan is shot in the chest outside a Washington, D.C. hotel by John Hinckley, Jr. Two police officers and Press Secretary James Brady are also wounded.
April 1 – Hannah Spearritt, British singer (S Club 7) and actress
April 10 – Laura Bell Bundy, American actress, singer, and broadway star.
April 10 – Liz McClarnon, British singer (Atomic Kitten)
April 15 – Seth Wulsin, American artist
April 18 – The rock band Yes splits up (regrouping in 1983).
May 3 – Farrah Franklin, American singer
May 5 – Craig David, English singer
May 11 – Bob Marley, Jamaican singer and musician (b. 1945) Died
May 13 – Pope John Paul II is shot and nearly killed by Mehmet Ali Ağca, a Turkish gunman, as he enters St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City to address a general audience.
May 18 – Adam Green, American singer-songwriter
May 20 – Sean Conlon, English musician (5ive)
May 25 – Rosa Ponselle, American soprano (b. 1897)
May 28 – Mary Lou Williams, American jazz pianist (b. 1910)
May 30 – Remy Ma, American rapper
June 8 – Alex Band, American musician
June 10 – Hoku Ho, Hawaiian singer and musician
June 15 – Haley Scarnato, American singer
June 16 – Ben Kweller, American musician
June 21 – Brandon Flowers, American singer and keyboardist
June 22 – Chris Urbanowicz, British guitarist
June 23 – Antony Costa, English singer (Blue)
July 1 – Amanda Diva, American actress and rapper
July 2 – Paul Anthony Finn, Irish singer and songwriter (The Flaws)
July 7 – President Ronald Reagan nominates the first woman, Sandra Day O’Connor, to the Supreme Court of the United States.
July 7 – Synyster Gates, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold)
July 12 – Rebecca Hunter, English singer (allSTARS*) and actress
July 16 – Harry Chapin, American singer and songwriter (b. 1942) Died
July 19 – Didz Hammond, bassist/backing vocalist (Dirty Pretty Things and The Cooper Temple Clause)
July 23 – Steve Jocz, Canadian drummer (Sum 41)
July 29 – A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watched the Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.
July 31 – M. Shadows, American singer (Avenged Sevenfold)
August 1 – MTV (Music Television) is launched on cable television in the United States.
August 4 – Marques Houston, American singer and actor
August 12 – The original Model 5150 IBM PC (with a 4.77 MHz Intel 8088 processor) is released in the United States at a base price of $1,565.
August 24 – Mark David Chapman is sentenced to 20 years to life in prison, after being convicted of murdering John Lennon in Manhattan 8 months earlier.
September 4 – Beyoncé Knowles, American actress and R&B singer (Destiny’s Child)
September 14 – Ashley Roberts, singer The Pussycat Dolls
September 19 – Simon & Garfunkel perform The Concert in Central Park, a free concert in New York in front of approximately half a million people.
September 22 – Harry Warren, American songwriter (b. 1893) Died
September 23 – Natalie Horler, German singer Cascada
September 25 – The Rolling Stones begin their Tattoo You tour at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.
September 25 – Shane Tutmarc, American singer-songwriter and front man of the band, Dolour
September 26 – Christina Milian, American R&B singer and actress
October 2 – Hazel Scott, American jazz singer and pianist (b. 1920)
October 6 – Egyptian president Anwar Sadat is assassinated during a parade by army members who belong to the Egyptian Islamic Jihad organization; they opposed his negotiations with Israel.
October 25 – Austin Winkler, American lead vocalist (Hinder)
October 31 – Frank Iero, American guitarist (My Chemical Romance)
November 1 – LaTavia Roberson, American singer (Destiny’s Child)
November 17 – Sarah Harding, British singer (Girls Aloud)
November 18 – COMDEX Fall, IBM introduces the IBM PC. Scientific Solutions announces the first PC add-in cards.
November 20 – Kimberley Walsh, British singer (Girls Aloud)
November 22 – Ben Adams, British singer (A1)
November 26 – Natasha Bedingfield, British singer
December 2 – Britney Spears, American singer and entertainer
December 11 – Zacky Vengeance, American guitarist (Avenged Sevenfold)
December 11 – Boxing: Muhammad Ali loses to Trevor Berbick; this proved to be Ali’s last-ever fight.
December 27 – Hoagy Carmichael, American jazz composer (b. 1899) Died
Summer 1981 – Donkey Kong becomes the first ever Super Mario game.