News

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 27

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 27

THIS DAY IN 2003: Fred Rogers, better known as children's entertainer Mr. Rogers, died of stomach cancer in Pittsburgh. He was 74. Photo: Associated Press

1967: Pink Floyd recorded its first single, “Arnold Layne.”

1980: “What A Fool Believes” by the Doobie Brothers won the Record and Song of the Year Grammy Awards. The Album of the Year was “52nd Street” by Billy Joel.

2003: Fred Rogers, better known as children’s entertainer Mr. Rogers, died of stomach cancer in Pittsburgh. He was 74.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Joanne Woodward is 85. Opera singer Mirella Freni is 80. Actress Barbara Babcock is 78. Actor Howard Hesseman is 75. Actress Debra Monk is 66. Singer-musician Neal Schon (Journey) is 61. Musician Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) is 58. Actor Timothy Spall is 58. Musician Paul Humphreys (Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark) is 55. Country singer Johnny Van Zant (Van Zant) is 55. Musician Leon Mobley (Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals) is 54. Actor Adam Baldwin is 53. Actor Grant Show is 53. Musician Mike Cross (Sponge) is 50. Actor Noah Emmerich is 50. Actor Donal Logue (DOH’-nuhl LOHG) is 49. Rhythm-and-blues singer Chilli (TLC) is 44. Musician Jeremy Dean (Nine Days) is 43. Rhythm-and-blues singer Roderick Clark is 42. Country-rock musician Shonna Tucker (Drive-By Truckers) is 37. Actor Brandon Beemer is 35. Musician Cyrus Bolooki (New Found Glory) is 35. Rhythm-and-blues singer Bobby Valentino is 35. Singer Josh Groban is 34. Musician Jared Champion (Cage the Elephant) is 32. Actress Kate Mara is 32.

Latest Stories

in Music

Tears flow as Grateful Dead say farewell in Chicago

Fresh
18-overlay

The four surviving members of the band ended their 50-year-run this weekend.

in National, World

U.S. and Iran: the unbearable awkwardness of defending your enemy

Fresh
kerrynucleartalks

It's always awkward to defend your enemies. But that's the position U.S. President Barack Obama's administration has found itself in with Iran as it pushes for an historic accord that would end a 12-year nuclear standoff.

in Sports

McIlroy suffers severe ankle injury ahead of British Open

Fresh
mcilroy

Rory McIlroy's defense of golf's British Open has been thrown into doubt.