This Day in Pop Culture for August 27

(Yolanda Adams)
Yolanda Adams is Born
It was on this day in 1961 in Houston, Texas that gospel singer, radio host, producer and actress, Yolanda Adams was born. She graduated from Texas Southern University to become a schoolteacher, which she did for awhile, but gave it up to become a singer. To date, she has produced 13 albums. In 2009, Billboard Magazine named her the #1 Gospel Artist of the Last Decade. In summer of 2015, she performed for The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon where he joined her at the end of number, but she out-danced him.


Guinness Book of World Records is Published
After the founding of The Guinness Book of Records, the first 198-page edition was bound on this day in 1955. By Christmas, it had become the top of best sellers in England. In 1956, the book became available in the U.S. and sold 70,000 copies. Today, more than 100 million copies of the book have been sold in 100 different countries and in 37 different languages. It is the world’s best-selling copyright book ever.


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