Today in Entertainment History


On March 27, 1964, The Beatles inhabited the top six places within the Australian pop chart.

In 1967, the British music business given John Lennon and Paul McCartney an Ivor Novello Award for composing “Michelle,” that the most-performed tune in Britain in 1966.

Also in 1967, a riot broke out at Halsinborg, Sweden in a Rolling Stones concert. Five days after, 154 fans were detained at a similar riot in a Stones concert. Violence erupted less than three months.

In 1972, Elvis Presley recorded his final significant hit, “Burning Love.”

In 1973, Rolling Stone reported Carlos Santana changed his title to Devadip (deh-VAH’-dip), which means “The Lamp of the Lighting of the Supreme.” Santana was a disciple of Sri Chinmoy.

In 1987, U2 filmed the video for “Where The Streets Have No Name” on a rooftop in downtown Los Angeles. Countless people showed up and the police had to break up the shoot.

In 1991, Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids On the Block has been detained in Louisville, Kentucky, for setting it on fire and pouring vodka to a resort carpet. He pleaded not guilty.

In 2002, Milton Berle died in his home in Los Angeles after a battle with colon cancer. He was 93. That same day, Dudley Moore died from a rare heart disease at his house in Trenton, New Jersey. He was 66. Also that day, filmmaker Billy Wilder died at the age of 95 in Los Angeles.

In 2006, Elvis Presley’s Graceland was declared a national historic landmark.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress. Actor Jerry Lacy is 81. Actor-director Austin Pendleton is 77. Actor Michael York is 75. Keyboardist Tony Banks (Genesis) is 67. Keyboardist Andrew Farriss (INXS) is 58. Jazz musician Dave Koz (kahz) is 54. Movie director Quentin Tarantino is 54. Bassist Johnny April of Staind is 52. Actress Talisa Soto is 50. Actor Ben Koldyke (“Masters of Sex,””How I Met Your Mother”) is 49. Actress Pauley Perrette (“NCIS”) is 48. Singer Mariah Carey is 47. Drummer Brendan Hill of Blues Traveler is 47. Actress Elizabeth Mitchell (“V,””Lost”) is 47. Actor Nathan Fillion (“Castle”) is 46. Singer Fergie of Black Eyed Peas is 42. Actress Megan Hilty is 36. Actress Emily Ann Lloyd is 33. Actress Brenda Song (“The Suite Life of Zack and Cody”) is 29. Singer Kimbra is 27. Actress Taylor Atelian (“According to Jim”) is 22.

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