Today in Entertainment History
Mar. 04, 2018
On March 4, 1952, actor Ronald Reagan and actress Nancy Davis were married in San Fernando Valley, California.
In 1966, the London newspaper "Evening Standard" published an interview with John Lennon with his now-infamous quote, "We're more popular than Jesus Christ right now."
In 1967, a British newspaper reported that brothers Steve and Muff Winwood were leaving the Spencer Davis Group. Steve Winwood went on to form Traffic.
In 1973, Pink Floyd began a U.S. tour in Wisconsin. The band was supporting the album "Dark Side of the Moon."
In 1990, commentator Andy Rooney returned to "60 Minutes" after being suspended for allegedly making racial remarks.
In 1993, singer Patti LaBelle got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 1994, producers Chris and Bob Herbert placed an ad in a British magazine for female singers who can dance. Nearly 400 auditioned, and five were chosen for a group that became The Spice Girls.
In 1996, Grand Ole Opry star Minnie Pearl died at the age of 83 after suffering a stroke.
Also in 1996, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr turned down a $225 million offer to tour North America, Europe and Japan.
In 2016, singer Joey Feek of the country duo Joey and Rory died of cancer in Alexandria, Indiana. She was 40.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Paula Prentiss (1975's "The Stepford Wives") is 80. Movie director Adrian Lyne ("Fatal Attraction") is 77. Singer Chris Rea is 67. Actor-singer Ronn Moss of Player ("The Bold and the Beautiful") is 66. Actress Kay Lenz is 65. Musician Emilio Estefan of the Miami Sound Machine is 65. Actress Catherine O'Hara ("Home Alone," ''A Mighty Wind") is 64. Actor Mykelti (MY'-kul-tee) Williamson ("Forrest Gump") is 61. Actress Patricia Heaton ("The Middle," ''Everybody Loves Raymond") is 60. Actor Steven Weber ("NCIS: New Orleans," ''Wings") is 57. Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted is 55. Actress Stacy Edwards ("Chicago Hope") is 53. Rapper Grand Puba (Brand Nubian) is 52. Drummer Patrick Hannan of The Sundays is 52. Singer Evan Dando of The Lemonheads is 51. Actress Patsy Kensit is 50. Actress Andrea Bendewald ("Suddenly Susan") is 48. Drummer Fergal Lawler of The Cranberries is 47. Country singer Jason Sellers is 47. Jazz drummer Jason Marsalis is 41. Actress Jessica Heap ("The Young and the Restless") is 35. TV personality Whitney Port ("The Hills") is 33. Actress Audrey Esparza ("Blindspot") is 32. Actress Margo Harshman ("NCIS," ''The Big Bang Theory") is 32. Actor Josh Bowman ("Revenge") is 30. Actress Andrea Bowen ("Desperate Housewives") is 28. Actress Jenna Boyd ("The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") is 25.