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Today in Entertainment History, February 13, 2013

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According to the AP, on February 13th:

  • In 1961, Frank Sinatra unveiled his own record label, Reprise. Sinatra did not have a very high opinion of rock music, but the label would release recordings by The Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix and The Kinks. In 1972, Led Zeppelin had to cancel a concert in Singapore after authorities would not let the group off the plane because of their long hair.   
  • In 1982, a 300-pound marker on the grave of Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant was stolen from an Orange Park, Florida, cemetery. Police found it two weeks later in a dry river bed.   
  • In 1991, a helicopter carrying actor Kirk Douglas collided with a stunt plane over an airport in California. Douglas suffered cuts and bruises. Two people on the plane were killed.   In 1997, Michael Jackson and then-wife Debbie Rowe became parents to a son named Prince.     
Today's Birthdays: 
  • Actress Kim Novak is 80. 
  • Actor George Segal ("Just Shoot Me") is 79. 
  • Singer-bassist-actor Peter Tork of The Monkees is 71. 
  • Actress Carol Lynley is 71. 
  • Actress Stockard Channing is 69. 
  • Talk show host Jerry Springer is 69. 
  • Actor Bo Svenson ("Walking Tall") is 69. 
  • Singer Peter Gabriel is 63. 
  • Actor David Naughton is 62. 
  • Bassist Peter Hook of New Order and Joy Division is 57. 
  • Actor Matt Salinger is 53. 
  • Singer Henry Rollins is 52. 
  • Actor Neal McDonough ("Boomtown") is 47. 
  • Singer Freedom Williams (C & C Music Factory) is 47. 
  • Actress Kelly Hu ("Martial Law") is 45. 
  • Bassist Todd Harrell of 3 Doors Down is 41. 
  • Singer Feist is 37. 
  • MC Natalie Stewart of Floetry is 34. 
  • Actress Mena Suvari is 34.

 

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