News

Today in entertainment history: May 22

Today in entertainment history: May 22

THIS DAY IN 1967:"Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" made its premiere on PBS. Photo: Associated Press

1955: Police in Bridgeport, Connecticut, canceled a dance that featured Fats Domino. Authorities were worried that rock and roll music could cause a riot.

1958: Reporters at a London airport asked Jerry Lee Lewis about his marriage, and he revealed his wife was his 13-year-old cousin. The ensuing controversy forced Lewis to cancel most of his British tour.

1967: “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” made its premiere on PBS.

1992: Johnny Carson hosted his last “Tonight” show. There were no guests. Carson showed favorite clips from past shows.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Michael Constantine (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” ”Room 222″) is 87. Actor-director Richard Benjamin is 76. Actor Frank Converse is 76. Actress Barbara Parkins (“Peyton Place,” ”Valley of the Dolls”) is 72. Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 64. Actor Al Corley (“Dynasty”) is 59. Singer Morrissey is 55. Actress Ann Cusack (“Jeff Foxworthy Show,” ”A League of Their Own”) is 53. Bassist Dana Williams of Diamond Rio is 53. Guitarist Jesse Valenzuela of Gin Blossoms is 52. Actor Mark Christopher Lawrence (“Chuck”) is 50. Singer Johnny Gill is 48. Bassist Dan Roberts of Crash Test Dummies is 47. Model Naomi Campbell is 44. Actress Anna Belknap (“CSI: NY”) is 42. Singer Donell Jones is 41. Actor Sean Gunn (“Gilmore Girls”) is 40. Actress Ginnifer Goodwin (“Once Upon A Time”) is 36.

Latest Stories

in Music

Whitesnake rocker David Coverdale relives time with Deep Purple

Fresh
coverdale

The band's 12th studio album, "The Purple Album," will be Coverdale and company's first with new guitarist Joel Hoekstra.

in Music

Ian Anderson dashes hopes of original Jethro Tull reunion

Fresh
jethrotull

The frontman insists there will be no classic line-up reunion.

in Sports

WATCH: Kevin Garnett’s biggest fan

Fresh
10-overlay

On the night of KG's return to the Minnesota Timberwolves, one longtime fan was turning heads.