Today in Entertainment History, December 12, 2012

According to the AP, on Dec. 12:

  • In 1967, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones successfully appealed his nine-month jail sentence for a drug conviction. He was placed on probation instead. {}{}
  • In 1968, "The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus" was filmed in London, featuring the Stones, Eric Clapton, John Lennon and The Who. It remained unreleased for 28 years. {}{}
  • In 1974, the Rolling Stones announced guitarist Mick Taylor had left the band. That same day, the band began work on the "Black and Blue" album. {}{}
  • In 1981, singer Smokey Robinson was honored on an "American Bandstand" special. {}{}
  • In 1990, comedian Robin Williams got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. {}{}
  • In 1991, actor Richard Gere and model Cindy Crawford eloped in Las Vegas. They have since divorced. {}{}
  • In 1997, Autumn Jackson, who tried to blackmail Bill Cosby by claiming he was her father, was sentenced to two years in jail. {}{}
  • In 2001, actress Winona Ryder was arrested for shoplifting more than $5,000 worth of merchandise from a department store in Beverly Hills, California. {}{}
  • Also in 2001, actress Ashley Judd married racing driver Dario Franchitti in Scotland. {}{}
  • In 2003, Mick Jagger was knighted by Prince Charles. {} {}{}
Today's birthdays:{}
  • Game show host Bob Barker is 89.{}
  • Singer Connie Francis is 75.{}
  • Singer Dionne Warwick is 72.{}
  • Singer-guitarist Dickey Betts (Allman Brothers) is 69.{}
  • Actor Wings Hauser is 65.{}
  • Actor Bill Nighy (NY) ("Pirates of the Caribbean") is 63.{}
  • Singer-percussionist Sheila E. is 55.{}
  • Actress Sheree J. Wilson ("Walker, Texas Ranger," ''Dallas") is 54.{}
  • Guitarist Eric Schenkman of Spin Doctors is 49.{}
  • Bassist Nicholas Dimichino of Nine Days is 45.{}
  • Actress Jennifer Connelly is 42.{}
  • Actress Madchen Amick ("My Own Worst Enemy," ''Twin Peaks") is 42.{}
  • Actress Mayim Bialik ("Blossom") is 37.{}
  • Model Bridget Hall is 35.{}