Today in Entertainment History, January 25, 2013


According to the AP, on Jan. 25:
  • In 1958, Elvis Presley's "Jailhouse Rock" became the first single ever to enter the U.K. pop chart at No. 1. {}{}
  • In 1962, "Twistin' the Night Away" by Sam Cooke was released. {}{}
  • In 1971, Grace Slick and Paul Kantner of Jefferson Airplane had a baby girl. Slick claimed she wanted to name the child god (correct), but the couple decided on China. {}{}
  • Also in 1971, Charles Manson and three young women followers were convicted in Los Angeles of murder and conspiracy in the 1969 slayings of actress Sharon Tate and six others. {}
  • In 1980, Paul McCartney was released from a Tokyo jail after being held for more than a week. He had been arrested when marijuana was found in his luggage. {}{}
  • In 1990, actress Ava Gardner died of pneumonia at her London home. She was 68. {}{}
  • In 1992, singer Emmylou Harris joined the Grand Ole Opry. {}{}
  • In 1993, Michael Bolton, Boyz II Men, Garth Brooks, Mariah Carey and Reba McEntire were among the winners at the 20th annual American Music Awards. {}{}
  • In 1994, singer Marky Mark was sued by a Portland, Maine, woman, who said she was trampled during one of his shows. She said he invited the crowd to rush the stage after he stripped down to his underwear. {}{}
  • Also in 1994, Alice In Chains released the EP "Jar of Flies." It became the first EP to hit number one on the Billboard album chart. {}{}
  • In 2006, "Survivor" winner Richard Hatch was convicted of failing to pay taxes on his one million dollar prize. He was sentenced to 51 months in prison. {}{}
  • In 2010, "Avatar" passed "Titanic" as the highest-grossing film of all time. {} {}{}
Today's Birthdays:{}
  • Actor Gregg Palmer is 86.{}
  • Actor Dean Jones is 82.{}
  • Country singer Claude Gray is 81.{}
  • Actress Leigh Taylor-Young ("Peyton Place," ''Soylent Green") is 68.{}
  • Actress Jenifer Lewis ("The Preacher's Wife", "The PJ's") is 56.{}
  • Actress Dinah Manoff ("Empty Nest") is 55.{}
  • Country drummer Mike Burch of River Road is 47.{}
  • Singer Kina (Brownstone) is 44.{}
  • Actress Ana Ortiz ("Ugly Betty") is 42.{}
  • Guitarist Matt Odmark (OHD'-mark) of Jars of Clay is 39.{}
  • Singer Alicia Keys is 32.{}
  • Actor Michael Trevino ("The Vampire Diaries") is 28. {}


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