Wednesday, December 14, 2011

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 14

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 14
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Bouillabaisse Day
1503  Nostradamus was born
1656  Artificial pearls were first manufactured
1782  Charleston, SC was evacuated by the British
1798  A nut and bolt machine was patented by David Wilkinson of RI
1799  The first President of the US, George Washington died at Mt. Vernon
1819  Alabama was admitted as the 22nd state
1903  William Ennis became the first policeman to die in the electric chair
1908  Comedian Morey Amsterdam was born – Dick Van Dyke Show
1911  Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole
1927  China and the Soviet Union broke off diplomatic relations
1932  Country singer Charlie Rich was born
1934  The first streamlined steam locomotive was introduced in Albany, NY
1939  The Soviet Union was dropped from the UN
1944  Congress established the rank of 5-Star General
1946  Actress Patty Duke was born
1946  The UN General Assembly voted to establish its headquarters in NYC
1967  DNA was created in a test tube
1972  Astronauts Schmitt and Cernan blasted off from the Moon – last two to visit it
1977  “Saturday Night Fever” with John Travolta premiered in NYC
1981  Israel annexed the Golan Heights which had been seized from Syria in the war of 1967
1987  Chrysler pleaded no contest to charges it sold some cars as new after employees had driven them with the odometer detached
1995  Microsoft and NBC announced the formation of MSNBC
1997  Fidel Castro declared Christmas 1997 to be a national holiday to smooth the visit of Pope John Paul II
2001  The US shipped a load of corn to Cuba – first food shipment since 1963
SPORTS HISTORY ON DECEMBER 14
2009  Red Sox sign John Lackey to a 5 year $85 million deal

1999  LA Clippers score just 19 points in the 1st half – breaking a 25 year old record
1992  Lennox Lewis wins the WBC title when Riddick Bowe refuses to fight him
1991  Desmond Howard wins the 57th Heisman Award
1990  Alex English of Denver scores his 25,000th NBA point
1988  The Miami Heat win their first game ever 89-88 after 17 losses
1986  Dan Marino throws for 403 yards and 5 TDs in an OT win vs. LA Rams
1985  Roger Maris died – 2 time MVP with NYY – in 1961 he  batted .269 with record 61 HRs and 141 RBI
1984  Howard Cosell retires from Monday Night Football after 15 years
1980  Elston Howard died – 4 time World Series winner with NYY – MVP 1963
1980  New Orleans Saints beat NY Jets – end 14 game losing streak
1965  Rookie Rick Barry of San Francisco scores 57 points in a game vs. NY Knicks – second highest score by a rookie (Wilt Chamberlain had 58 in 1960)
1962  Wilt Chamberlain of Philadelphia scores 63 and Elgin Baylor of LA Lakers scores 50 – only 3 times in NBA history have opposing players scored 50 or more in the same game
1961  NYY reject Roger Maris’ request for a $75,000 contract
1954  Brooklyn Dodgers sign Sandy Koufax to a $6,000 contract
1947  NASCAR is founded in Daytona Beach, Florida
# 1 SONGS ON DECEMBER 14
1960  Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley
1961  The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens
1962  Big Girls Don’t Cry – The Four Seasons
1964  Come See About Me – The Supremes
1965  Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds
1966  Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
1967  Daydream Believer – The Monkees
1968  I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
1969  Leaving On a Jet Plane - Peter, Paul & Mary
1970  The Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
1971  Family Affair – Sly & the Family Stone
1972  Me and Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul
1973  The Most Beautiful Girl – Charlie Rich
1974  Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
1975  Fly, Robin, Fly – Silver Connection
1976  Tonight’s the Night – Rod Stewart
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1980  Lady – Kenny Rogers
1981  Physical – Olivia Newton-John
1982  Maneater – Hall & Oates
1983  Say, Say, Say – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
1984  Out of Touch – Daryl Hall & John Oates
1987  Faith – George Michael
1988  Look Away - Chicago
1989  We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
1991  Black or White – Michael Jackson
1992  I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
1993  Again – Janet Jackson
1994  Here Comes the Hot Stepper – Ini Kamoze
1995  One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
1996  Un-break My Heart – Toni Braxton
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 13

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 13
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Cocoa Day
1577  Sir Francis Drake set sale from France with five ships on a voyage around the world that took three years
1769  Dartmouth College received its charter
1814  General Andrew Jackson announced martial law in New Orleans
1843  “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens was first published with 6,000 copies sold
1903  Italo Marconi received a patent – the ice cream cone
1918  President Wilson arrived in France and became the first sitting President to visit Europe
1925  Comedian Dick Van Dyke was born
1928  The clip-on tie was designed
1948  Singer Ted Nugent was born
1949  The Israeli Parliament voted to transfer its capital to Jerusalem
1950  James Dean began his career – a Pepsi commercial
1961  The first US bombing of Hanoi, North Vietnam took place
1967  Comedian/actor Jamie Foxx was born
1975  SNL used a time delay in its broadcast for the first time – Richard Pryor was on the show
1981  Martial law was declared in Poland restricting civil rights and banning the trade union Solidarity
1989  Country singer Taylor Swift was born
1991  North and South Korea signed an accord calling for reconciliation
1996  The UN chose Ghana representative Kofi Annan as its 7th Secretary General
2000  George Bush claimed the Presidency five weeks after the election and a day after the Supreme Court halted further recounts in Florida
2003  The US found Saddam Hussein hiding in a dirt tunnel outside of Tikrit
SPORTS HISTORY ON DECEMBER 13
2007  Mitchell Report is released – cites 89 players for using PEDs
2006  Lamar Hunt died – founder of AFL in 1960
2001  NYY sign Jason Giambi to 7 year $120 million contract – will be .314, 41 HRs, and 122 RBI in 2002
2000  John Stockton gets his 14,000th career assist - #2 on the list is Magic Johnson with 10,141
2000  Red Sox sign Manny Ramirez to a 8 year $160 million contract – will help them win 2 World Series
1997  Charles Woodson wins the 63rd Heisman Award
1996  The Toronto Blue Jays sign Roger Clemens to a 3 year $25 million deal – he will win the Cy Young in 1997 and 1998
1991  Robert Parish of the Boston Celtics plays in his 1,200th NBA game – only the 5th in NBA history to do so (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elvin Hayes, John Havlicek, and Paul Silas)
1983  Detroit beats Denver 186-184 in 3 OTs – set NBA records: most points one game (Detroit 186), combined (370), most FGs one team (Detroit 74), combined (142), and combined assists (93)
1961  The New York Yankees sign Mickey Mantle to a $82,000 contract for 1962 – he will be voted MVP in 1962 – his 3rd MVP award
# 1 SONGS ON DECEMBER 13
1960  Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley
1961  The Lion Sleeps Tonight – The Tokens
1962  Big Girls Don’t Cry – The Four Seasons
1964  Come See About Me – The Supremes
1965  Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds
1966  Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
1967  Daydream Believer – The Monkees
1968  I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
1969  Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye - Steam
1970  The Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
1971  Family Affair – Sly & the Family Stone
1972  Me and Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul
1973  The Most Beautiful Girl – Charlie Rich
1974  Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
1975  Fly, Robin, Fly – Silver Connection
1976  Tonight’s the Night – Rod Stewart
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1980  Lady – Kenny Rogers
1981  Physical – Olivia Newton-John
1982  Maneater – Hall & Oates
1983  Say, Say, Say – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
1984  Out of Touch – Daryl Hall & John Oates
1987  Faith – George Michael
1988  Look Away - Chicago
1989  We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
1991  Black or White – Michael Jackson
1992  I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
1993  Again – Janet Jackson
1994  Here Comes the Hot Stepper – Ini Kamoze
1995  One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
1996  Un-break My Heart – Toni Braxton
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

Monday, December 12, 2011

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 12

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 12
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Ambrosia Day
1745  John Jay born – first Supreme Court Chief Justice
1770  British soldiers responsible for the Boston Massacre were acquitted
1787  Pennsylvania became the second state to ratify the Constitution
1800  Washington, DC was established as the nation’s capital
1822  Mexico was officially recognized as an independent nation by the US
1870  Joseph Rainey became the first black lawmaker sworn into the House of Representatives
1893  Actor Edward G. Robinson was born
1899  The wooden golf tee was patented by George Bryant of Boston
1901  Marconi received the first long distance radio transmission in Newfoundland
1913  Authorities announced that the Mona Lisa had been recovered – stolen from the Louvre in 1911
1915  Frank Sinatra was born
1916  The worst train disaster ever took place in France – 543 French soldiers were killed
1923  Bob Barker was born – The Price is Right
1925  Arthur Heinman opened the first motel in the US – the Motor Inn in San Luis Obispo, Ca.
1939  Actor Douglas Fairbanks died
1941  Singer Dionne Warwick was born
1946  Tide laundry detergent was introduced
1961  Martin Luther King Jr. and 700 demonstrators were arrested in Albany, Georgia
1963  Kenya gained independence from Britain
1968  Actress Tallulah Bankhead died
1979  President Carter ordered the removal of Iranian diplomats due to the hostage crisis
1980  Apple Computer went public at $22 per share
1982  The Sentry Armored Car Co. in NYC was robbed of $11.4 million at its headquarters
1995  By 3 votes the US Senate failed to pass a constitutional amendment banning flag burning2005  Pepsi overtook Coca-Cola in market capitalization for the first time
SPORTS HISTORY ON DECEMBER 12
1997  Red Sox sign Pedro Martinez to a 6 year $69 million deal
1993  Orioles sign free agent Raphael Palmeiro
1988  Miami Heat set an NBA record for the most consecutive losses to start a season with their 17th
1984  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar becomes the 1st NBA player to surpass 32,000 points in his career
1980  St. Louis trades Rollie Fingers and Pete Vuckovick to the Brewers – Fingers will win the Cy Young in 1981 and Vuckovick in 1982
1971  LA Lakers win their 21st consecutive game – NBA record – will win 33 in a row
1965  Gale Sayers scores 6 TDs – 4 rushing, one in the air, and one on a 85 yard punt return in a 61-20 Bears win over the 49ers
1932  Bob Pettit born – 1st NBA player to score 20,000 career points
# 1 SONGS ON DECEMBER 12
1960  Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley
1962  Big Girls Don’t Cry – The Four Seasons
1964  Mr. Lonely – Bobby Vinton
1965  Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds
1966  Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
1967  Daydream Believer – The Monkees
1968  I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
1969  Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye - Steam
1970  The Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
1971  Family Affair – Sly & the Family Stone
1972  Me and Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul
1974  Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
1975  Fly, Robin, Fly – Silver Connection
1976  Tonight’s the Night – Rod Stewart
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1980  Lady – Kenny Rogers
1981  Physical – Olivia Newton-John
1982  Maneater – Hall & Oates
1983  Say, Say, Say – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
1984  Out of Touch – Daryl Hall & John Oates
1987  Faith – George Michael
1989  We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
1991  Black or White – Michael Jackson
1992  I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
1993  Again – Janet Jackson
1994  Here Comes the Hot Stepper – Ini Kamoze
1995  One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
1996  Un-break My Heart – Toni Braxton
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

Sunday, December 11, 2011

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 11

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 11
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Noodle-Ring Day
1620  The Mayflower Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock
1816  Indiana was admitted as the 19th state
1844  The first dental use of nitrous oxide in the US took place in Connecticut
1872  America’s first black Governor took office in Louisiana – Pinckney Pinchback
1882  Boston’s Bijou Theater gave its first performance – first theater in America to be exclusively lighted by electricity
1901  Marconi sent his first transatlantic radio signal from England to Canada
1928  Police in Buenos Aires thwarted an attempt on the life of President-elect Herbert Hoover
1931  Actress Rita Moreno was born
1937  Italy withdrew from the League of Nations
1941  Germany and Italy declared war on the US and the US responded in turn
1941  Guam was occupied by Japanese forces
1949  Actress Teri Garr was born
1954  Jermaine Jackson was born – “The Jackson 5”
1957  The movie “
Peyton Place
” premiered
1961  A US aircraft carrier arrived in Saigon – the first direct US military support for South Vietnam
1964  Frank Sinatra Jr. was released to his parents following the payment of $240,000 to his kidnappers
1970  Disney’s “Aristocats” was released
1972  The lunar lander for Apollo 17 landed on the Moon – last time men would visit
1978  Six masked men stole $5.8 million in cash and jewelry from the Lufthansa cargo area at NYC’s Kennedy Airport
1980  “Magnum P.I.” starring Tom Selleck premiered on CBS TV
1990  Ivana and Donald Trump were divorced after 12 years of marriage
1991  A jury in West Palm beach found William Kennedy Smith not guilty of sexual assault
2005  Paramount Studios announced it was buying Dream Works Studios
2008  Berner Madoff was arrested and charged with operating a $50 billion Ponzi scheme
SPORTS HISTORY ON DECEMBER 11
2000  Texas signs free agent Alex Rodriguez to a 10 year $252 million deal
1993  Moses Malone becomes the 5th NBA player to have 16,000 rebounds
1993  Charlie Ward wins the 59th Heisman Award
1985  NHL record 62 points scored – Edmonton (36) and Chicago (26) in a 12-9 game – NHL record 21 goals
1984  Celtics beat NJ Nets 130-121 – teams combine to shoot 63% (108 of 171) from the field – NBA record
1981  Muhammad Ali’s 61st and last fight – lost to Trevor Berbick
1972  NY Jets Don Maynard becomes the all-time pro reception leader at 632
1951  Joe DiMaggio officially retires from NYY – 56 game hitting streak in 1941 – 13 seasons played, .325 average, 3 time MVP, 13 time All-Star
# 1 SONGS ON DECEMBER 11
1960  Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley
1961  Please Mr. Postman – The Marvelettes
1962  Big Girls Don’t Cry – The Four Seasons
1964  Mr. Lonely – Bobby Vinton
1965  Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds
1966  Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
1967  Daydream Believer – The Monkees
1968  I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
1969  Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye - Steam
1970  The Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
1971  Family Affair – Sly & the Family Stone
1972  Me and Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul
1973  The Most Beautiful Girl – Charlie Rich
1974  Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
1975  Fly, Robin, Fly – Silver Connection
1976  Tonight’s the Night – Rod Stewart
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1980  Lady – Kenny Rogers
1981  Physical – Olivia Newton-John
1982  Mickey – Toni Basil
1983  Say, Say, Say – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
1984  Out of Touch – Daryl Hall & John Oates
1987  Faith – George Michael
1988  Look Away - Chicago
1989  We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
1991  Black or White – Michael Jackson
1992  I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
1993  Again – Janet Jackson
1994  Here Comes the Hot Stepper – Ini Kamoze
1995  One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
1996  Un-break My Heart – Toni Braxton
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

Saturday, December 10, 2011

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 10

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 10
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Lager Day
1672  Governor Lovelace announced monthly mail service between NYC and Boston
1799  The metric system was established in France
1817  Mississippi was admitted as the 20th state
1830  American poet Emily Dickerson was born
1861  Kentucky was admitted to the Confederate States of America
1862  The House of Representatives passed a bill creating West Virginia
1864  The 12 day siege of Savannah began under General Sherman
1898  US and Spain signed the Treaty of Paris ending the Spanish-American War – US received Puerto Rico, Philippines and Guam
1903  Marie Curie became the first woman to win a Nobel Prize – physics for the study of radioactivity
1906  President Teddy Roosevelt became the first American President to win the Nobel Peace Prize
1917  Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Red Cross
1930  Ruth Nichols set the women’s record for coast to coast US air flight – 13 hours 22 minutes
1936  Edward VIII abdicated the throne to marry American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson
1950  Dr. Ralph Bunche became the first black American to win the Nobel Peace Prize
1958  The first domestic American passenger jet flight took place – 111 passengers from NYC to Miami
1964  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize
1967  Singer Otis Redding died in a plane crash in Wisconsin
1971  William Rehnquist confirmed as Supreme Court Justice
1984  South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1993  Nelson Mandela and S. Africa President de Klerk awarded Nobel Peace Prize
1998  The House Judiciary Committee opened debate on 4 articles of impeachment of President Clinton
2004  A US passenger jet landed in Vietnam for the 1st time in 30 years
2007  Michael Vick sentenced to 23 months in prison for involvement in a dog fighting operation
SPORTS HISTORY ON DECEMBER 10
1999  Babe Ruth voted player of the century by Associated Press, Willie Mays second – Ruth: 22 years: .342 average, 714 HRs, 2,213 RBI – Mays: 22 years: .302 average, 660 HRs, 1,903 RBI
1998  Dennis Eckersley announces his retirement – pitched in more games than any reliever
1995  James Worthy of LA Lakers has his #42 retired – 3 time NBA champion
1985  Indiana Pacers make just 19 FGs in a 82-64 loss to the Knicks – will stand as NBA record until 1999 (18 by Chicago)
1983  Last NFL game at Shea Stadium is played – Jets lose to Steelers 34-7
1971  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores career high 55 points in win over Boston
1971  Angels receive Nolan Ryan in a trade with the Mets – will lead the league in strikeouts 7 of the next 8 years
1935  Jimmie Foxx of A’s sold to Red Sox – will win MVP in 1938 – his 3rd
# 1 SONGS ON DECEMBER 10
1960  Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley
1961  Please Mr. Postman – The Marvelettes
1962  Big Girls Don’t Cry – The Four Seasons
1964  Mr. Lonely – Bobby Vinton
1965  Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds
1966  Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
1967  Daydream Believer – The Monkees
1968  I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
1969  Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye - Steam
1970  The Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
1971  Family Affair – Sly & the Family Stone
1972  Me and Mrs. Jones – Billy Paul
1973  The Most Beautiful Girl – Charlie Rich
1974  Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
1975  Fly, Robin, Fly – Silver Connection
1976  Tonight’s the Night – Rod Stewart
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1980  Lady – Kenny Rogers
1981  Physical – Olivia Newton-John
1983  Say, Say, Say – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
1984  Out of Touch – Daryl Hall & John Oates
1987  Faith – George Michael
1989  We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
1991  Black or White – Michael Jackson
1992  I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
1993  Again – Janet Jackson
1994  On Bended Knee – Boyz II Men
1995  One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
1996  Un-break My Heart – Toni Braxton
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas

Friday, December 9, 2011

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 9

THE HISTORY OF DECEMBER 9
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Pastry Day
1793  The first daily newspaper in New York was established – American Minerva by Noah Webster
1867  Denver became the capital of the Colorado Territory
1872  P.B.S. Pinchback became the first black Governor of Louisiana
1898  Famous clown Emmett Kelly was born
1902  Margaret Hamilton was born – Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz
1909  Actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr. was born
1916  Actor Kirk Douglas was born
1922  Comedian Redd Foxx was born – “Sanford & Son”
1941  FDR told Americans to plan on a long war
1941  China declared war on Japan, Germany and Italy
1941  Hitler ordered that all US ships be torpedoed
1950  President Truman banned the export of US goods to Communist China
1953  General Electric said that all Communist employees would be fired
1957  Singer Donny Osmond was born
1963  Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped – his father paid a $240,000 ransom for his release
1965  “A Charlie Brown Christmas” premiered
1990  The first American hostages held in Iraq began returning top the US
1990  Lech Walesa was elected President of Poland in a landslide
1992  US Marines landed in Somalia to ensure delivery of food and medicine – left March 1995 – 43 killed and 153 wounded
1992  Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced their separation – would be divorced in August of 1996
2000  The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote ruled to stop the Florida recount vote until arguments were heard December 11
2002  United Airlines filed for bankruptcy as they were losing $20 million a day
2008  Federal authorities arrested Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on charges of trying to sell the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Obama
SPORTS HISTORY ON DECEMBER 9
1997  Michael Jordan passes Moses Malone to become #3 in all-time NBA scoring – now has 27,432 in 13 seasons
1995  Eddie George wins the 61st Heisman Award
1994  Red Sox get Jose Canseco from Texas – will be .301/24/81 in 1995 and .289/28/82 in 1996
1992  Atlanta signs Greg Maddux to a 5 year deal – will win Cy Young in 1993, 1994, and 1995
1984  LA Rams Eric Dickerson goes over 2,000 yards rushing for the season
1980  Cubs trade 1979 Cy Young winner Bruce Sutter to St. Louis – will have 127 saves for them in the next 4 years – led league 3 of the 4
1965  Reds trade Frank Robinson to Orioles – will win MVP in 1966 batting .316, 49 HRs, and 122 RBI – only player to win MVP in both leagues
# 1 SONGS ON DECEMBER 9
1960  Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley
1961  Please Mr. Postman – The Marvelettes
1962  Big Girls Don’t Cry – The Four Seasons
1964  Mr. Lonely – Bobby Vinton
1965  Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds
1966  Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
1967  Daydream Believer – The Monkees
1968  I Heard It Through the Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
1969  Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye - Steam
1970  The Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
1971  Family Affair – Sly & the Family Stone
1972  I Am Women – Helen Reddy
1973  The Most Beautiful Girl – Charlie Rich
1974  Kung Fu Fighting – Carl Douglas
1975  Fly, Robin, Fly – Silver Connection
1976  Tonight’s the Night – Rod Stewart
1977  You Light Up My Life – Debby Boone
1978  Le Freak - Chic
1980  Lady – Kenny Rogers
1981  Physical – Olivia Newton-John
1982  Mickey – Toni Basil
1983  Say, Say, Say – Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson
1984  Out of Touch – Daryl Hall & John Oates
1985  Broken Wings – Mr. Mister
1986  The Way It Is  - Bruce Hornsby and the Range
1987  Faith – George Michael
1988  Look Away - Chicago
1989  We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel
1991  Black or White – Michael Jackson
1992  I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
1993  Again – Janet Jackson
1994  On Bended Knee – Boyz II Men
1995  One Sweet Day – Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men
1996  Un-break My Heart – Toni Braxton
1997  Candle in the Wind (1997) – Elton John
1998  I’m Your Angel – R. Kelly & Celine Dion
1999  Smooth – Santana with Rob Thomas