Today in Entertainment History, February 13, 2013

According to the AP, on February 13th:

  • In 1961, Frank Sinatra unveiled his own record label, Reprise. Sinatra did not have a very high opinion of rock music, but the label would release recordings by The Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix and The Kinks. In 1972, Led Zeppelin had to cancel a concert in Singapore after authorities would not let the group off the plane because of their long hair. {}{}
  • In 1982, a 300-pound marker on the grave of Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant was stolen from an Orange Park, Florida, cemetery. Police found it two weeks later in a dry river bed. {}{}
  • In 1991, a helicopter carrying actor Kirk Douglas collided with a stunt plane over an airport in California. Douglas suffered cuts and bruises. Two people on the plane were killed. {} In 1997, Michael Jackson and then-wife Debbie Rowe became parents to a son named Prince. {} {}{}
Today's Birthdays:{}
  • Actress Kim Novak is 80.{}
  • Actor George Segal ("Just Shoot Me") is 79.{}
  • Singer-bassist-actor Peter Tork of The Monkees is 71.{}
  • Actress Carol Lynley is 71.{}
  • Actress Stockard Channing is 69.{}
  • Talk show host Jerry Springer is 69.{}
  • Actor Bo Svenson ("Walking Tall") is 69.{}
  • Singer Peter Gabriel is 63.{}
  • Actor David Naughton is 62.{}
  • Bassist Peter Hook of New Order and Joy Division is 57.{}
  • Actor Matt Salinger is 53.{}
  • Singer Henry Rollins is 52.{}
  • Actor Neal McDonough ("Boomtown") is 47.{}
  • Singer Freedom Williams (C & C Music Factory) is 47.{}
  • Actress Kelly Hu ("Martial Law") is 45.{}
  • Bassist Todd Harrell of 3 Doors Down is 41.{}
  • Singer Feist is 37.{}
  • MC Natalie Stewart of Floetry is 34.{}
  • Actress Mena Suvari is 34.