This weekend in entertainment history

This weekend in entertainment history

IT HAPPENED IN 1954:Elvis Presley's first single was released by Sun Records. It was "That's All Right (Mama)" backed by "Blue Moon of Kentucky." Both songs were hits in Memphis. Photo: Associated Press


1954: Elvis Presley’s first single was released by Sun Records. It was “That’s All Right (Mama)” backed by “Blue Moon of Kentucky.” Both songs were hits in Memphis.

1966: Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow got married. He was 51, she was 21

1980: David Bowie made his stage debut in the Denver production of “The Elephant Man.”

1995: La Toya Jackson filed for bankruptcy, blaming her money troubles on a judgment against her after she cut short an engagement at the Moulin Rouge in Paris.

Today’s Birthdays: Country singer Sue Thompson is 88. Country singer George Hamilton IV is 77. Singer Vikki Carr is 74. Musician Commander Cody is 70. Actor George Dzundza (zunda) is 69. Singer-bassist Alan Gorrie of Average White Band is 68. Guitarist Brian May of Queen is 67. Guitarist Bernie Leadon (Eagles, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) is 67. Actress Beverly Archer (“Major Dad, “Mama’s Family”) is 66. Actor Peter Barton (“Sunset Boulevard,” ”Burke’s Law”) is 58. Drummer Kevin Haskins (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets) is 54. Actor Campbell Scott is 53. Actor Anthony Edwards (“ER”) is 52. Singer Country singer Kelly Shiver (Thrasher Shiver) is 51. Actress Clea Lewis (“Ellen”) is 49. Singer Urs Buhler of Il Divo is 43. Drummer Jason McGerr of Death Cab For Cutie is 40. Actor Benedict Cumberbatch (“Star Trek Into Darkness”) is 38. Actor Jared Padalecki (“Supernatural,” ”Gilmore Girls”) is 32.


1965: Bob Dylan’s single “Like A Rolling Stone” was released by Columbia Records.

1968: Iron Butterfly’s “In-a-Gadda-da-Vidda” debuted on the American pop chart.

1984: Reigning Miss America Vanessa Williams was asked by pageant officials to resign because of nude photos of her that appeared in “Penthouse” magazine. She gave up her title three days later.

1996: Actor Robert Downey Junior was arrested after authorities say he left a court-ordered drug rehab center. It was his third arrest in a month.

1998: Actress Jodie Foster gave birth to a boy in Los Angeles. She refused to say who the father was and how she got pregnant.

Today’s Birthdays: Rockabilly singer Sleepy LaBeef is 79. Actress Diana Rigg (“The Avengers”) is 76. Bassist John Lodge of the Moody Blues is 71. Country singer T.G. Sheppard is 70. Singer Kim Carnes is 69. Guitarist Carlos Santana is 67. Drummer Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols is 58. Actress Donna Dixon (“Bosom Buddies”) is 57. Keyboardist Mick McNeil of Simple Minds is 56. Country singer Radney Foster is 55. Singer Chris Cornell (of Audioslave and of Soundgarden) is 50. Guitarist Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam is 48. Actor Reed Diamond (“Judging Amy,” ”Homicide: Life on the Street”) is 47. Actor Josh Holloway (“Lost”) is 45. Singer Vitamin C is 45. Actor Omar Epps is 41. Actor Simon Rex is 40. Actress Judy Greer (“The Village,” ”Arrested Development”) is 39. Actor Charlie Korsmo (“Can’t Hardly Wait,” ”Hook”) is 36. Singer Elliott Yamin (“American Idol”) is 36. Supermodel Gisele Bundchen is 34. Guitarist Mike Kennerty of All-American Rejects is 34. Actor John Francis Daley (“Bones,” ”Freaks and Geeks”) is 29. Dancer-country singer Julianne Hough (“Dancing with the Stars”) is 26. Actress Billi Bruno (“According to Jim”) is 18.

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