Wednesday Morning Entertainment History

On September 26th, 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.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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