On August 20th, 1960, Connie Francis made her acting debut when filming began on the movie "Where the Boys Are."
In 1967, the New York Times reported on a new noise reduction system developed by R. and D.W. Dolby. It was first used by a subsidiary of Elektra Records.
In 1969, Frank Zappa disbanded the Mothers of Invention. He said he was tired of performing for people who clapped for the "wrong reasons."
In 1989, actor Kenneth Branagh married actress Emma Thompson.
In 1992, Sting and his longtime girlfriend Trudie Styler got married in England. It was his second marriage, her first.
In 1999, bassist Bobby Sheehan of Blues Traveler was found dead of a drug overdose in his apartment in New Orleans. He was 31.
Also in 1999, musician Fatboy Slim married British TV personality Zoe Ball in London. They have since separated.
In 2011, reality star Kim Kardashian married NBA star Kris Humphries in a lavish wedding taped for TV broadcast. She filed for divorce 72 days later.
Today's Birthdays: News anchor Connie Chung is 66. Trombone player Jimmy Pankow of Chicago is 65. Singer Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) is 64. Singer Rudy Gatlin of the Gatlin Brothers is 60. Singer-songwriter John Hiatt is 60. Actor-director Peter Horton ("thirtysomething") is 59. "Today" show weatherman Al Roker is 58. Actress Joan Allen is 56. Actor James Marsters ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") is 50. Rapper KRS-One is 47. Actor Billy Gardell ("Mike and Molly") is 43. Singer Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit is 42. Guitarist Brad Avery of Third Day is 41. Actor Jonathan Ke Quan ("Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom") is 41. Singer Monique Powell of Save Ferris is 37. Actor Ben Barnes ("Prince Caspian") is 31. Actor Andrew Garfield is 29. Singer-actress Demi Lovato is 20.
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