Hot Topics

Most Shared

Advertise with us!

Entertainment History

July 28, 2014 15:16 GMT

(Following Advance for Use Wednesday, August 6)

On August sixth, 1973, Stevie Wonder was seriously injured when the car he was riding in collided with a lumber truck in North Carolina. He spent four days in a coma.

In 1982, the movie "Pink Floyd -- The Wall" had its U.S. premiere in New York.

In 1987, the Beastie Boys sued the city of Jacksonville for including the phrase "mature audience" on their concert tickets and ads.

In 1988, "Yo! MTV Raps" made its debut, hosted by Fab 5 Freddy.

Also in 1989, bassist Adam Clayton of U2 was arrested at his home in Dublin for pot possession.

In 1992, the first Oscar to be sold was put on the auction block in New York. Harold Russell had won the award in 1947 for "The Best Years of Our Lives" and sold it against the Academy's wishes. It brought in $60,500.

In 1994, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley made their first public appearance as newlyweds, in Budapest.

Also in 1994, "(Stay) I Miss You" by Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories hit number one on the pop charts. It was the first number one single by an unsigned act.

Today's Birthdays: Actor-director Peter Bonerz is 76. Actress Louise Sorel ("Days of Our Lives") is 74. Actor Dorian Harewood is 64. Actress Catherine Hicks ("Seventh Heaven") is 63. Singer Pat MacDonald of Timbuk 3 is 62. Actress Stepfanie Kramer is 58. Actress Faith Prince is 57. Singer Randy DeBarge of DeBarge is 56. Actor Leland Orser ("ER") is 54. Country singers Peggy and Patsy Lynn of The Lynns are 50. Actor Jeremy Ratchford ("Cold Case") is 49. Country singer Lisa Stewart is 46. Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan (SHAH'-mah-lahn) ("The Sixth Sense") is 44. Actress Merrin Dungey ("Summerland," "Alias") is 43. Singer Geri Halliwell (Spice Girls) is 42. Actor Jason O'Mara ("Life on Mars") is 42. Actress Vera Farmiga ("Up In The Air," "The Departed") is 41. Actress Soleil (soh-LAY') Moon Frye ("Sabrina The Teenage Witch," "Punky Brewster") is 38. Actress Melissa George ("Alias," "Grey's Anatomy") is 38. Singer Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes is 33. Bassist Eric Roberts of Gym Class Heroes is 30.

(Above for release Wednesday, August sixth)

Copyright 2014, The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

 
Advertise with us!