posted Mar 30 2015 9:18AM
34 years ago . . . In 1981, PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN was shot and seriously injured by JOHN HINCKLEY as he left a Washington, D.C., hotel. White House press secretary JAMES BRADY and two others were also wounded.
Ronald Reagan was shot in the chest and in the lower right arm. He suffered a punctured lung and heavy internal bleeding, but prompt medical attention allowed him to recover quickly. No formal invocation of presidential succession took place, although Secretary of State Alexander Haigcontroversially stated that he was "in control here" while Vice President George H. W. Bush returned to Washington (he may have meant he was in control at the White House only, as Bush made his way back.
There were no fatalities in the immediate aftermath of the attack, but White House Press Secretary James Brady, who was left paralyzed from a gunshot wound, died in 2014 of causes a Virginia medical examiner found were directly related to the 1981 shooting.Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity on charges of attempting to assassinate the President and remains confined to a psychiatric facility. In January 2015, federal prosecutors announced that they would not charge Hinckley with Brady's death, despite the medical examiner's classification of his death as a homicide.
posted Mar 11 2015 10:36AM
"(I Just) Died in Your Arms" is a song by the English rock band Cutting Crew. It was released in July 1986 as the band's debut single and lead single from their debut studio album, Broadcast (1986). It remains their biggest hit, peaking at number-one in the United States, Canada and Finland, and reaching the top five in the UK, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland.
Dirty Dancing is the original soundtrack of the 1987 film Dirty Dancing. The album became a huge commercial success. It went on to sell 32 million copies worldwide and is one of the best-selling albums of all time. In the United States the album spent 18 weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200 album sales charts and went multi- platinum. As of 2007, it is still re-entering the Irish charts on occasion, having spent more than 230 weeks in the top 30.
Whitney Houston released in the United States on June 2, 1987. The album catapulted her to international fame.
The album met the expectations of many people and was sensationally popular after its release.With this album, Houston set historic records on the charts. It debuted at number one on the Billoard 200 chart the issue of June 27, 1987, becoming the first album by a female artist, and only the fifth album by a solo artist to do so. The album remained at the top for eleven consecutive weeks, creating a record; the most cumulative weeks (25 weeks) at number one on the albums chart by a female artist during the 1980s.
posted Jan 28 2015 9:47AM
In 1985, dozens of music's top stars "left their egos at the door" and recorded a song written by Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, and Lionel Richie. Following the American Music Awards, 45 Artists including Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Kenny Rogers, Hall & OATES, TITO JACKSON, SHEILA E, and DAN AYKROYD spent all night recording " We Are The World". And who was the backing band for this amazing ensemble? Thats RIGHT/.. the equally amazing ensemble of TOTO! Toto was essential to "We Are The World" raising millions of dollars for starving people in Ethiopia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Glny4jSciVI
by Christal Blue
posted May 9 2014 7:45AM
Meet Diana Jordan at the Women's Lifestyle Expo! Saturday, May 10th - 1pm on the main stage in center court. Spotslyvania Towne Center.
Find More Diana: www.dianajordan.com
by Christal Blue
posted Apr 16 2014 9:08AM
Peter Billingsley is 43 today! You know him as Ralphie in "A Christmas Story". More recently, he was one of the executive producers for"Iron Man" and had a cameo as the guy who gets yelled at by Obadiah for not being able to duplicate Tony's Stark's work. I had NO IDEA that was him until today...but if you listen carefully...there's his familiar voice. (Photo Credit: www.achristmasstoryhouse.com )
by Christal Blue
posted Mar 17 2014 10:44AM
It was today in 1986 that the album "Hunting High and Low", by A-HA, and featuring "TAKE ON ME", went Platinum! I submit: BEST. VIDEO. EVER. Why don’t we all re-live it’s pure awesomeness? (Photo Credit: www.musicstack.com)