May 19, 2013 12:02 GMT
On May 19th, 1958, Ritchie Valens recorded "Come On, Let's Go," at his first recording session, in Los Angeles.
In 1960, The Drifters recorded "Save The Last Dance For Me" in New York.
In 1961, the Everly Brothers launched a new record label named Calliope.
In 1976, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones crashed his car north of London. Authorities found drugs in the car, and he later was fined.
In 1987, the movie "Ishtar," starring Dustin Hoffman and Warren Beatty, made its premiere. It bombed.
In 1992, Vice President Dan Quayle criticized "Murphy Brown" because he said the title character mocked the importance of fathers because she was having a baby out of wedlock.
In 1999, the movie "Star Wars: Episode One -- The Phantom Menace" opened nationwide. Exactly six years later, "Revenge of the Sith" opened.
Today's Birthdays: PBS newscaster Jim Lehrer is 79. TV personality David Hartman is 78. Actor James Fox is 74. Actress Nancy Kwan is 74. Actor Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca in "Star Wars") is 69. Musician Pete Townshend is 68. Singer-bassist Dusty Hill of ZZ Top is 64. Singer-actress-model Grace Jones is 61. Drummer Phil Rudd of AC/DC is 59. Actor Steven Ford is 57. Guitarist Iain Harvie of Del Amitri is 51. Actor Jason Gray-Stanford ("Monk") is 43. Singer Jenny Berggren of Ace of Base is 41. Singer Shooter Jennings is 34. Guitarist Tim McTague of Underoath is 30. Guitarist James Richardson of MGMT is 30. Actor Eric Lloyd ("The Santa Clause") is 27.
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