Here's what you'll hear today (right-click to download MP3 or to open in a new tab or window):
- Sun Palace: "Give Me a Perfect World"
- Sun Palace: "Are You Thinking of Me"
- Sun Palace: "Show Me Your Wild Side"
The Praetorian Guards assassinated the Roman Emperor Pertinax on this day in 193 C.E.; they would subsequently auction the throne off to Didius Julianus. American naturalist and television host Marlin Perkins was born this day in 1905. Henri Fabre flew the first seaplane, the Fabre Hydravion, after a successful takeoff from a water runway near Martigues, France, this day in 1910. English feminist author Virginia Woolf died this day in 1941. American philosopher Daniel Dennett and English film director Mike Newell were both born this day in 1942. Russian composer and pianist Sergei Rachmaninoff died this day in 1943. Multi-sport athletic wonder Jim Thorpe died this day in 1953. American actress Dianne Wiest was born this day in 1948. Actor Max Perlich was born this day in 1968. John Denver's "Sunshine on My Shoulders" topped the U.S. singles chart this day in 1974. Director Richard Kelly was born this day in 1975. Actress and probable future celebrity crush entrant Julia Stiles and Welsh actor Gareth David-Lloyd were both born this day in 1981. The Bangles' "Eternal Flame" was the No. 1 single in the U.S. on this day in 1989. President George H.W. Bush awarded a posthumous Congressional Gold Medal to athlete Jesse Owens on this day in 1990. Romanian-born French playwright Eugène Ionesco died this day in 1994. And British actor Peter Ustinov died this day in 2004.