Kiss Events in History

2013 Event - It is announced that Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Nirvana, KISS and Cat Stevens will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014

2013 Event - A small pyrotechnics show ignited foram sound insulating material in the ceiling of Kiss, a crowded, windowless nightclub in southern Brazil's city of Santa Maria, killing 237 partygoers and injuring 169 others

2004 Death - Howard Keel, "actor, singer", Kiss Me Kate, dies at 85

2004 Death - Ann Miller, dancer, Kiss Me Kate, dies at 84

2000 Event - Tony Awards, Copenhagen, Contact, The Real Thing revival, and Kiss Me Kate revival won major awards

1995 Event - "Kiss of the Spider Woman" closes at Broadhurst New York City after 906 performances

1994 Death - Robert Doisneau, French photographer (The Kiss), dies at 81

1993 Event - 47th Tony Awards: Angels in America and Kiss of the Spider Woman win

1993 Event - "Kiss of the Spider Woman" opens at Broadhurst New York City for 906 performances

1992 Death - Stephen Burks, actor (Kiss of a Killer), dies at 36

1992 Death - Ray Gill, actor (Prelude to a Kiss), dies of AIDS at 42

1992 Event - Kiss Guitarist Paul Stanley weds Pamela Bowen

1992 Event - Rocker Paul Stanley (Kiss) weds model Pamela Bowen

1991 Death - Eric Carr, born Paul Charles Caravello, drummer, member of rock band Kiss, dies of heart cancer at age 41 in New York

1990 Event - 500 pound Hershey Kiss is displayed in Times Square

1990 Event - "Prelude to a Kiss" opens at Helen Hayes Theater New York City

1989 Death - Ralph Meeker, actor (Kiss Me Deadly, Gentle Giant), dies at 68

1980 Event - Drummer Peter Criss quits Kiss

1977 Event - All 4 Kiss members release solo albums

1977 Event - Marvel Comics publish "Kiss book" tributing rock group Kiss

1976 Event - Kiss performs their 1st concert

1975 Birthday - Danica McKellar, born in LaJolla, California, actress, author, mathematician, appeared on 'The Wonder Years' television show, wrote, 'Math Doesn't Suck' and 'Kiss My Math'

1973 Event - 1st Kiss concert (Queens New York)

1973 Event - KISS plays their 1st show (Coventry Club in Queens New York)

1972 Birthday - David Arquette, actor, Scream, Scream 2, Kiss and Tell

1971 Death - Betty Bronson, actress (Naked Kiss), dies after brief illness at 64

1970 Death - Claud Allister, actor (Kiss Me Kate, Quartet), dies at 81

1970 Birthday - Meredith Salenger, actress, Dream a Little Dream, The Kiss

1968 Event - 1st interracial TV kiss, Star Trek-Kirk and Uhura

1968 Birthday - Ashley Judd, born in Granada Hills, California, actress, films include, 'Kiss the Girls', 'High Crimes', 'Double Jeopardy'

1967 Birthday - Faith Hill, born in Ridgeland, Mississippi, singer, country music, sold 40 million records, hits include, 'This Kiss', appeared in 'The Stepford Wives', married to Tim McGraw

1963 Birthday - Seal, English vocalist/songwriter, Killer, Crazy, Kiss by a Rose

1958 Birthday - Lita Rossana Ford, born in London, England, metal guitarist, Kiss Me Deadly

1958 Birthday - Lita Ford, born in London, England, vocalist, Kiss Me Deadly, Runaways

1957 Birthday - Steve Harris, born in London, hard rock bassist, Iron Maiden-Gypsy's Kiss

1957 Birthday - Joanna Pacula, Tomszowaubelski Poland, actress, Gorky Park, Kiss

1956 Death - Holmes Herbert, actor (The Kiss), dies at 74

1953 Birthday - Bruce Kulick, guitarist/singer, KISS

1951 Event - "Kiss Me, Kate" closes at New Century Theater New York City after 1077 performances

1950 Birthday - Eric Carr, born in Brooklyn, New York, born Paul Charles Caravello, drummer, member of rock band Kiss

1949 Birthday - Kate Taylor, born in Boston, Massachusetts, singer, songwriter, musical family members include Alex, Livingston, Hugh and James, albums include Sister Kate, Kate Taylor, famous hit 'It's In His Kiss'

1949 Event - 3rd Tony Awards: Death of a Salesman and Kiss Me Kate win

1948 Event - "Kiss Me, Kate" opens at New Century Theater New York City for 1077 performances

1946 Birthday - Hector Babenco, director, Ironweed, Kiss of the Spider Woman

1945 Birthday - Everett McGill, Miami Beach, Florida, actor, Jezebel's Kiss, Silver Bullet

1945 Event - "Kiss Me Kate" opens in Britain

1943 Birthday - Mel Carter, singer, Hold Me Thrill Me Kiss Me

1943 Birthday - Ewald Vanvugt, author, Kiss of Delight, Seed of Love

1943 Event - F. Hugh Herbert's "Kiss and Tell," premieres in New York City

1940 Birthday - Raul Julia, actor, Addams Family, Kiss of the Spider Woman

1937 Birthday - Adam Wade, actor, Kiss Me Goodbye, Crazy Joe

1937 Birthday - Doris Troy, Payne, U.S. soul singer and songwriter, Just One Kiss

1936 Event - Ralph Vaughan Williams' "Poisoned Kiss," premieres in London

1933 Birthday - Constance Towers, actress, Capitol, Shock Corrider, Naked Kiss

1928 Birthday - Al Lettieri, New York City, actor, Deadly Kiss, Pulp, Mr. Majestyk, Getaway

1924 Birthday - Paul Richards, California, actor, Kiss Daddy Goodnight

1924 Birthday - Victor Herbert, Irish/US composer, Kiss in Dark

1923 Birthday - Kathryn Grayson, born in North Carolina, vocalist/actress, Anchors Aweigh, Kiss Me Kate

1921 Death - Jozsef Kiss, Hungarian literary (A het), dies at 78

1920 Birthday - Georgia Gibbs, Worcester Massachusetts, singer, Ballin the Jack, Kiss of Fire

1917 Birthday - Howard Keel, born in Illinois, actor/singer, 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, Kiss Me Kate

1916 Event - James Barries' "Kiss for Cinderella," premieres in London

1914 Birthday - Alfred Drake, Capurro, born in Brooklyn, New York, singer and actor, Kiss Me Kate

1912 Birthday - Dave O'Brien, Big Springs, Texas, actor, Kiss Me Kate, 1st Aid

1912 Birthday - Willard Parker, New York City, actor, Kiss Me Kate, What A Woman

1907 Birthday - Adrienne Ames, Fort Worth, Texas, actress, Death Kiss, Panama Patrol

1899 Death - Karl Millocker, Austrian conductor and composer (Try-out Kiss), dies at 57

1899 Birthday - Bella Spewack, born in Hungary, playwright, Kiss Me Kate

1897 Birthday - Denise Robins, London, romantic novelist, 1st Long Kiss

1893 Birthday - Cole Porter, Indiana, composer/lyricist, Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate

1882 Birthday - Holmes Herbert, Mansfield England, actor, The Kiss

1870 Birthday - Andres Randolf, Denmark, actor, The Kiss

1843 Birthday - Jozsef Kiss, Hungarian literary, Zsido Dalok

1840 Birthday - Auguste Rodin, France, sculptor, Kiss, Thinker