Entertainment History: Oct. 19, 2012
Today In Entertainment History: October 19, 2012
On Oct. 19, 1952, Hank Williams and his second wife, Billie Jean, repeated their wedding vows on a New Orleans stage. Williams died less than three months later.
In 1966, The Yardbirds arrived in New York for their first North American tour. After only two dates, guitarist Jeff Beck left the band.
In 1967, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles released "I Second That Emotion."
In 1987, Melissa Etheridge began recording her first album, called "Melissa Etheridge."
In 1990, the jury in the 2 Live Crew obscenity trial in Florida asked the judge for permission to laugh out loud. Some of the jurors said it actually was causing them pain to hold in their laughter.
In 1991, Grant Turner, the voice of the Grand Ole Opry, died. He was 79.
Today's Birthdays: Artist Peter Max is 75. Actor Michael Gambon ("Harry Potter" films) is 72. Actor John Lithgow is 67. Singer Jeannie C. Riley is 67. Singer Patrick Simmons of The Doobie Brothers is 64. Talk show host Charlie Chase is 60. Singer-keyboardist Karl Wallinger (WAHL'-in-jur) of World Party is 55. Singer Jennifer Holliday is 52. TV host Ty Pennington ("Extreme Makeover: Home Edition") is 48. Singer-guitarist Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd and the Monsters is 47. Actor Jon Favreau is 46. "South Park" co-creator Trey Parker is 43. Comedian Chris Kattan ("Saturday Night Live") is 42. Singer Pras Michel (PRAZ mih-SHEL') of The Fugees is 40. Actor Omar Gooding ("Hangin' With Mr. Cooper") is 36. Country singer Cyndi Thomson is 36. Writer-director Jason Reitman is 35. Actor Benjamin Salisbury ("The Nanny") is 32. Actress Gillian Jacobs is 30.