ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY – AUGUST 6TH
Entertainment History | August 6, 2012
On August sixth, 1973, Stevie Wonder was seriously injured when the car he was riding in collided with a lumber truck in North Carolina. He spent four days in a coma.
In 1982, the movie “Pink Floyd — The Wall” had its U.S. premiere in New York.
In 1987, the Beastie Boys sued the city of Jacksonville for including the phrase “mature audience” on their concert tickets and ads.
In 1988, “Yo! MTV Raps” made its debut, hosted by Fab 5 Freddy.
In 1989, the musical “Oh! Calcutta!” closed on Broadway.
Also in 1989, bassist Adam Clayton of U2 was arrested at his home in Dublin for pot possession.
In 1992, the first Oscar to be sold was put on the auction block in New York. Harold Russell had won the award in 1947 for “The Best Years of Our Lives” and sold it against the Academy’s wishes. It brought in $60,500.
In 1994, Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley made their first public appearance as newlyweds, in Budapest.
Also in 1994, “(Stay) I Miss You” by Lisa Loeb and Nine Stories hit number one on the pop charts. It was the first number one single by an unsigned act.
Today’s Birthdays: Jazz bassist Charlie Haden is 75. Actor-director Peter Bonerz is 74. Actress Louise Sorel (“Days of Our Lives”) is 72. Actor Dorian Harewood is 62. Actress Catherine Hicks (“Seventh Heaven”) is 61. Singer Pat MacDonald of Timbuk 3 is 60. Actress Stepfanie Kramer is 56. Actress Faith Prince is 55. Singer Randy DeBarge of DeBarge is 54. Actor Leland Orser (“ER”) is 52. Country singers Peggy and Patsy Lynn of The Lynns are 48. Actor Jeremy Ratchford (“Cold Case”) is 47. Country singer Lisa Stewart is 44. Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense”) is 42. Actress Merrin Dungey (“Summerland,” ”Alias”) is 41. Singer Geri Halliwell (Spice Girls) is 40. Actor Jason O’Mara (“Life on Mars”) is 40. Actress Vera Farmiga (“Up In The Air,” ”The Departed”) is 39. Actress Soleil Moon Frye (“Sabrina The Teenage Witch,” ”Punky Brewster”) is 36. Actress Melissa George (“Alias,” ”Grey’s Anatomy”) is 36. Singer Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes is 31. Bassist Eric Roberts of Gym Class Heroes is 28.