Today in the history of entertainment | national news
On August 28, 1961, Motown released their first number one hit, “Please Mr. Postman” by The Marvelettes.
In 1963, Peter, Paul and Mary performed “Blowin ‘In The Wind” in front of civil rights protesters who had gathered in Washington to hear Martin Luther King Jr. speak.
In 1964, The Beatles met Bob Dylan, who supposedly introduced them to marijuana.
In 1965, Bob Dylan was booed off stage at Forest Hills Stadium in New York City for playing electric guitar.
In 1967, the Grateful Dead and Big Brother and the Holding Company performed following a member of the Hell’s Angels who was struck by a car in San Francisco.
In 1972, David Bowie and The Spiders From Mars made their debut at Carnegie Hall in New York. Bowie gave the performance while he was sick with the flu.
In 1982, George Strait had his first number one country song with “Fool-Hearted Memory”.
In 1986, Tina Turner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 2003, the MTV Video Music Awards opened with a performance by Madonna in which she kissed Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera full on the lips.
In 2020, “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman died at his Los Angeles-area home, four years after being diagnosed with colon cancer. He was 43 years old.
Today’s Birthdays: Actor Sonny Shroyer (“The Dukes of Hazzard”) is 86 years old. Actor Marla Adams (“The Young and the Restless”) is 83 years old. Actor Ken Jenkins (“Scrubs”) is 81 years old. Actor David Soul (“Starsky and Hutch”) is 78 years old. Actress Barbara Bach is 75 years old. Actress Debra Mooney (“The Practice”, “Everwood”) is 74 years old. The Osmonds singer Wayne Osmond is 70 years old. Actor Daniel Stern is 64 years old. Actress Emma Samms is 61 years old. Actor Jennifer Coolidge is 60 years old. Actress Amanda Tapping (“Stargate: Atlantis”, “Stargate SG-1”) is 56 years old. Country singer Shania (chuh-NY’-uh) Twain is 56 years old. Actor Billy Boyd (“The Lord of the Rings”) is 53 years old. Tenacious D actor-singer Jack Black is 52 years old. Actor Jason Priestley (“Beverly Hills, 90210”) is 52 years old. Actor Daniel Goddard (“The Young and the Restless”) is 50 years old. Actor J. August Richards (“Kevin (Probably) Saves The World”, Angel “) is 48. Singer-bassist Max Collins of Eve 6 is 43. Actress Carly Pope (” Outlaw “, 24 , “) is 41 years old. Country singer Jake Owen is 40 Country singer LeAnn Rimes is 39. Actor Kelly Theibaud (THEE’-bahd) (“General Hospital”) is 39 years old. Actor Armie Hammer (“The Lone Ranger”, “The Social Network”) is 35 years old. Singer Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine is 35. Actor Shalita Grant (“NCIS: New Orleans”) is 33 Singer Cassadee Pope (“The Voice”) is 32. Actress Katie Findlay (“How To Get Away With Murder” ) is 31. Actor Samuel Larsen (“Glee”) is 30. Actor Kyle Massey (“Cory in the House,” ″ It’s so Raven ”) is 30 years old. Actor Quvenzhane (kwuh-VEHN’-zhah-nay) Wallis (“Beasts of the Wild South”) is 18 years old. Reality TV personality Honey Boo Boo (Alana Thompson) (“Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”) is 16 years old.
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