May 7th – Back in the Day
47 years ago. . . In 1967, according to the “New York Times”, Soviet youths OPENLY DEFIED POLICE and DANCED THE TWIST in Moscow’s Red Square.
23 years ago. . . In 1991, 54-year-old BILL WYMAN of the ROLLING STONES divorced 21-year-old MANDY SMITH after less than two years of freaky marriage . . . although they’d “met” when she was just 13 YEARS OLD. She got $6.5 MILLION in the divorce settlement.
15 years ago. . . In 1999, a jury ordered “The Jenny Jones Show” to pay $25 MILLION to the family of openly gay Scott Amedure, who was shot to death after revealing a secret crush on homophobic Jonathan Schmitz, a fellow guest on the show. The decision was later overturned by an appeals court which ruled that the talk show wasn’t responsible for what its guests did after their appearances.
Bill Kreutzmann is 68. Grateful Dead drummer. He played in every single one of the band’s 2,300 shows.
Jimmy Ruffin is 75. Biggest hit: “What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?” He’s the older brother of Temptations lead singer David Ruffin.
Owen Hart should have been 49. He’s the pro wrestler who plunged 80 feet to his death during a WWF pay-per-view in Kansas City.
Robert Hegyes (1951 – 2012) Juan Luis Pedro Phillipo de Huevos EPSTEIN on “Welcome Back Kotter”! He’s also Jon Bon Jovi’s cousin.
Tim Russert (1950 – 2008) “Meet the Press” host.
Johnny Unitas (1933 – 2002) Football legend with a haircut you could set your watch to.