Today in Entertainment History, September 26, 2012


According to the Associated Press, these events happened on September 26th:

  • In 1955, actress Debbie Reynolds married singer Eddie Fisher. They divorced in 1959.{}
  • In 1956, Elvis Presley's hometown of Tupelo, Mississippi, declared "Elvis Presley Day."{}
  • In 1957, "West Side Story" opened on Broadway.{}
  • In 1962, "The Beverly Hillbillies" premiered on CBS.{}
  • In 1964, "Gilligan's Island" premiered on CBS.{}
  • Also in 1964, Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman" hit number one on the pop charts.{}
  • In 1969, The Beatles' last studio album, "Abbey Road," was released in the U.K.{}
  • In 1975, the movie version of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" made its premiere in Westwood, California.{}
  • In 1986, "Crocodile Dundee" opened in theaters nationwide.{}
  • In 1990, the Motion Picture Association of America announced the creation of the NC-17 rating, replacing the X rating for films with mature subject matter.{}
  • In 2003, singer Robert Palmer died of a heart attack in Paris. He was 54.{}
  • In 2007, music producer Phil Spector's murder case ended in mistrial. He was accused of killing actress Lana Clarkson in his home in 2003. He was convicted in his second trial.{}

Today's birthdays:

  • Actor Philip Bosco is 82.{}
  • Actress Donna Douglas ("The Beverly Hillbillies") is 80.{}
  • Country singer David Frizzell is 71.{}
  • Actor Kent McCord ("Adam 12") is 70.{}
  • "The Weakest Link" host Anne Robinson is 68.{}
  • Singer Bryan Ferry is 67.{}
  • Actress Mary Beth Hurt is 66.{}
  • Country singer Lynn Anderson is 65.{}
  • Singer Olivia Newton-John is 64.{}
  • Singer-guitarist Cesar Rosas of Los Lobos is 58.{}
  • Country singer Carlene Carter is 57.{}
  • Actress Linda Hamilton is 56.{}
  • Country singer Doug Supernaw is 52.{}
  • Singer Cindy Herron of En Vogue is 51.{}
  • Actress Melissa Sue Anderson ("Little House on the Prairie") is 50.{}
  • Singer Tracy Thorn of Everything But The Girl is 50.{}
  • Actor Jim Caviezel ("The Passion of the Christ") is 44.{}
  • Singer Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men is 40.{}
  • Singer Christina Milian is 31.