News

Today in entertainment history: July 1

Today in entertainment history: July 1

THIS DAY IN 1970:The syndicated radio show "American Top 40," hosted by Casey Kasem, debuted in several American cities. Photo: Associated Press

1956: Elvis Presley appeared on Steve Allen’s variety show singing “Hound Dog” to a basset hound. He also was forbidden to dance.

1963: The Beatles recorded “She Loves You” at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London. The song became the band’s second number-one hit in both the US and UK.

1970: The syndicated radio show “American Top 40,” hosted by Casey Kasem, debuted in several American cities.

1975: The Captain and Tennille received their first gold record with “Love Will Keep Us Together.”

1983: Bon Jovi signed a deal with Mercury Records in New York.

1991: Actor Michael Landon died after a battle with cancer. He was 54.

2000: Actor Walter Matthau died near Los Angeles of a heart attack. He was 79.

2004: Actor Marlon Brando died of lung failure at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 80.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Olivia de Havilland is 98. Actor Jamie Farr is 80. Actress Jean Marsh (“Upstairs, Downstairs”) is 80. Bluesman James Cotton is 79. Dancer Twyla Tharp is 73. Gospel singer-choir leader Andrae Crouch is 72. Actress Genevieve Bujold is 72. Singer Deborah Harry of Blondie is 69. Actor Trevor Eve is 63. Actor Daryl Anderson (“Lou Grant”) is 63. Singer Fred Schneider of The B-52’s is 63. Singer Victor Willis of the Village People is 63. Actor Dan Aykroyd is 62. Actress Lorna Patterson (“Airplane!”) is 58. Actor Alan Ruck (“Spin City”) is 58. Singer Evelyn “Champagne” King is 54. Country singer Michelle Wright is 53. Actor Andre Braugher (“Men of a Certain Age,” ”Homicide”) is 52. Actress Pamela Anderson is 47. Actor Henry Simmons (“NYPD Blue”) is 44. Rapper Missy Elliott is 43. Actress Julianne Nicholson (“Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” ”Ally McBeal”) is 43. Drummer Bryan Devendorf of The National is 39. Actress Liv Tyler is 37. Actress Hilarie Burton (“One Tree Hill”) is 32. Actors Steven and Andrew Cavarno (“Party of Five”) are 22.

Recent Headlines

in Sports, Viral Videos

John Oliver explains English soccer

20-overlay

The "Last Week Tonight" host explains the class system of English soccer to David Letterman.

in Weird

‘Caffeinated’ underwear don’t pack a punch

coffee

Shapewear that promised to help you slim down was a sham.

in Music

Malcolm Young’s nephew to replace him in AC/DC

Malcolm Young, Cliff Williams, Angus Young and Brian Johnson of AC/DC
Premiere of 'AC/DC - Live at River Plate' at Hammersmith Apollo - Arrivals London, England - 06.05.11

Rockers AC/DC are planning to keep it in the family when it comes to replacing guitarist Malcolm Young in the line-up.

in Music

Jimmy Page wants to form new group

jimmypage

The rocker has given up dreams of reuniting Led Zeppelin and wants to form a new band for a career-spanning tour.

in Weird

Fake cops make off with real pot

FILE - This Feb. 1, 2011 file photo shows medical marijuana clone plants at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Despite new rules that say only about 140 medical marijuana dispensaries are eligible to stay open, more than 450 have filed renewals to pay Los Angeles business taxes this year.

Three armed men allegedly dressed as police to steal medical marijuana plants from a licensed grower.