From the Rockmine Almanac for today (Wednesday 14th May):
1943. Jack Bruce (Cream) born John Simon Asher Bruce in Bishopbriggs, Lanarkshire.
At The White House
1984. Michael Jackson receives a presidential award from Ronald Reagan at The White House honouring his success and his contribution to an anti-drink driving campaign.
1998. George Michael appears, under his real name of Georgious Kyriacos Panayiotou, in Beverly Hills Municipal Court to plead no contest on a charge of misdemeanour lewd conduct. He is sentenced to 80 hours of community service, five hours sexual counseling and a fine of $ 810. He is also banned from Beverly Hills’ Will Rogers Memorial Park where he was arrested for “engaging in a lewd act” in a public toilet.
1991. Gary Glitter breaks his leg jumping from a three foot high platform during his performance in “A Slice Of Saturday Night” in Nottingham. He’s back onstage the following night in Hull with his leg in plaster.
1996. Later… With Jools Holland (BBC-2, U.K.) 7.2. Manic Street Preachers – “Everything Must Go”, “Small Black Flowers That Grow In The Sky”, “Design For Life”; Hootie and The Blowfish – “Sad Caper”, “Earth Stopped Cold at Dawn”; Salif Keita – “Africa”, “Folon”; Maxwell – “Something, Something”; Pete Townshend – “Let My Love Open The Door”, “English Boy”, “Magic Bus”; Ben Folds Five – “Philosophy”. Here are the Manics with “Small Black Flowers That Grow In The Sky”.
1998. Frank Sinatra suffers a heart attack at his Beverly Hills home atapprox. 9 p.m. The 82 year old star is rushed to the Cedars Sinai Medical Center by a family employee but is declared dead in the emergency room at 10.50 p.m. Here’s the death certificate.
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