Today in Entertainment History, February 18, 2013


According to the AP, on February 18th:
  • In 1953, "Bwana Devil," the movie that heralded the 3-D fad of the 1950s, opened in New York. {}{}
  • In 1968, David Gilmour replaced Syd Barrett as lead guitarist for Pink Floyd. {}{}
  • In 1969, Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees married singer Lulu in England. Three-thousand fans showed up. {}{}
  • In 1972, Neil Young got a gold record for his album, "Harvest," which includes the number one single, "Heart of Gold." {}{}
  • In 1974, Kiss released its self-titled debut album. It only made it to 87 on Billboard's album chart, but it stayed on the chart for 23 weeks. {}{}
  • In 1992, fans rushed the stage at a New Kids on the Block concert in Seoul, South Korea, crushing people at the front of the crowd. A 17-year-old girl died the next day of injuries suffered in the stampede. The singers were not injured. {}{}
  • Also in 1992, Vince Neil quit as lead singer for Motley Crue, after eleven years with the group. He said he wanted to spend more time on his race car driving. He has since returned to the band. {}{}
  • In 1995, Bob Stinson, a founding member of The Replacements, died in Minneapolis of complications from drug and alcohol abuse. He was 35. {} {}{}
Today's Birthdays:{}
  • Actor George Kennedy is 88.{}
  • Author Toni Morrison is 82.{}
  • Movie director Milos Forman is 81.{}
  • Vocalist Yoko Ono is 80.{}
  • Singer Herman Santiago of Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers is 72.{}
  • Singer Irma Thomas is 72.{}
  • Singer Dennis DeYoung (Styx) is 66.{}
  • Actress Cybill Shepherd is 63.{}
  • Singer Juice Newton is 61.{}
  • Singer Randy Crawford is 61.{}
  • Drummer Robbie Bachman of Bachman-Turner Overdrive is 60.{}
  • Keyboardist Larry Rust of Iron Butterfly is 60.{}
  • Actor John Travolta is 59.{}
  • Game show hostess Vanna White ("Wheel of Fortune") is 56.{}
  • Actress Greta Scacchi is 53.{}
  • Actor Matt Dillon is 49.{}
  • Rapper Dr. Dre is 48.{}
  • Actress Molly Ringwald is 45.{}
  • Actor Tyrone Burton ("The Parent 'Hood") is 34.{}
  • Musician Regina Spektor is 33.{}
  • Bassist Zac Cockrell of Alabama Shakes is 25.{}
  • Actor Shane Lyons is 25.{}
  • Actress Maiara Walsh is 25.{}