News

Today in entertainment history: July 24

Today in entertainment history: July 24

ON THIS DAY IN 1976:Elton John had his first hit in Britain, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" with Kiki Dee. Photo: Associated Press

1952: “High Noon,” starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, opened.

1964: The Rolling Stones had to run for safety after the audience at a concert in Blackpool, England, mobbed the stage.

1976: Elton John had his first number one hit in Britain, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” with Kiki Dee.

1978: The movie “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees was released.

1987: “La Bamba” opened. It was the movie biography of Richie Valens.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor John Aniston (“Days of Our Lives”) is 81. Comedian Ruth Buzzi is 78. Actor Mark Goddard (“Lost In Space”) is 78. Actor Chris Sarandon is 72. Comedian Gallagher is 68. Actor Robert Hays (“Airplane!”) is 67. Actor Michael Richards (“Seinfeld”) is 65. Actress Lynda Carter is 63. Director Gus Van Sant is 62. Country singer Pam Tillis is 57. Actor Kadeem Hardison is 49. Actress-singer Kristin Chenoweth is 46. Actress Laura Leighton (“Melrose Place”) is 46. Actor John P. Navin Junior is 46. Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez is 45. Basketball player-turned-actor Rick Fox is 45. Actor Eric Szmanda (“CSI”) is 39. Actress Rose Byrne is 35. Country singer Jerrod Neimann is 35. Actress Summer Glau is 33. Actress Elisabeth Moss is 32. Actress Anna Paquin is 32. Actress Mara Wilson is 27. Singer Jay McGuiness of The Wanted is 24. TV personality Bindi Irwin (“Bindi: The Jungle Girl”) is 16.

Recent Headlines

in Music

Sam Smith, Mary J. Blige to perform at AMAs

Fresh
samsmith

The breakthrough newcomers 5 Seconds of Summer will also take the stage at next month's American Music Awards.

in Music, Weird

Bret Michaels doesn’t need your bank account info

Fresh
bretmichaels

The Poison singer is warning fans about a bizarre new scam.

in Entertainment

‘Dukes of Hazard’ recording Christmas album

Fresh
dukes

Good ol' boys John Schneider and Tom Wopat have teamed up to record a new holiday album.

in Entertainment

Hilary Swank, Miranda Lambert to front ‘Dog-a-Thon’

Fresh
swank

LeAnn Rimes, Betty White, Scarlett Johansson, Josh Duhamel, and Kesha are among those set to appear on a "Dog-a-Thon."

in Music

Lady Gaga has everything – even a ‘batcave’

Fresh
ladygaga

The "Born This Way" hitmaker paid $23 million for a Mediterranean-style villa with an underground area similar to the "Batcave."