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1964 Bobby Darin begins filming his eighth movie, That Funny Feeling (co-starring with wife Sandra Dee), in Hollywood.

1961 Kurt Neumann (singer, songwriter and guitarist for The BoDeans) is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

1961 Ray Charles lands his second #1 US hit when "Hit The Road Jack" goes to the top.

1958 Eddie Cochran records "C'mon Everybody."

1949 Rod Temperton is born in Lincolnshire, England. He writes a number of hit songs, including Michael Jackson's "Off The Wall" and "Thriller."

1948 Jackson Browne is born Clyde Jackson Browne in Heidelberg, Germany, where his American serviceman father is stationed.

1944 John Entwistle (bass player for The Who) is born John Alec Entwistle in London, England.

1944 Nona Hendryx of Labelle is born in Trenton, New Jersey.

1939 Blues/soul singer O.V. Wright is born Overton Vertis Wright in Lenow, Tennessee. Among others, known for the 1964 hit ballad "That's How Strong My Love Is," covered the following year by Otis Redding.

1937 Tenor saxophonist Pat Burke (of The Foundations) is born in Kingston, Jamaica.

1931 Russ Columbo records "Prisoner Of Love."

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Strawberry Fields Dedicated In Central Park

1985

On what would have been John Lennon's 45th birthday, a section of Central Park in New York City is christened "Strawberry Fields" in his memory.

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