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1957– “You Send Me” by Sam Cooke peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart.
1967– Gladys Knight & the Pips broke into the Top 10 with “I Heard it Through the Grapevine.”
1969– Cindy Birdsong of the Supremes was kidnapped by the caretaker of her Hollywood apartment, who, while holding a knife to her throat, forced her to tie up her two visiting friends. He then forced her into a car and drove toward Long Beach, but the singer jumped from the car and escaped. The kidnapper was arrested in Las Vegas four days later.
1979– Stevie Wonder performed at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, performing material from his recent Journey through the Secret Life of Plants LP, accompanied by the National Afro- American Philharmonic Orchestra.
1981– Dreamgirls, loosely based on the life of the Supremes, opened on Broadway. It was made into a movie in 2006 and starred Jamie Foxx, Beyonce, Eddie Murphy and Jennifer Hudson, in a role that won her an Oscar.
1983– MTV aired the full-length Michael Jackson “Thriller” video for the first time.
1984– Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” topped the Billboard Hot-100 singles chart for a six-week stay.
1992– “If I Ever Fall In Love” by Shai was certified Gold and Platinum by the RIAA.
1993-“Whatta Man” by Salt ‘n Pepa was released.
1995– “One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men debuted and peaked at #1 on the pop singles chart and stayed there for a record-breaking 16 weeks.