Today in Entertainment History
Nov. 13, 2017
On November 13, 1940, the Walt Disney movie "Fantasia" made its world premiere at New York.
In 1974, an impostor posing as Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore borrowed a Porsche and crashed it in Iowa City. He eventually was charged with misrepresentation.
In 1983, country comedian Junior Samples died. He was 57.
In 1992, drummer Ronnie Bond of The Troggs died. He was 49.
Also in 1992, Elton John performed in Mexico for the first time. An estimated 90,000 people attended the concert at a stadium in Mexico City.
In 1993, actress Michelle Pfeiffer married TV writer-producer David E. Kelley.
In 1997, two players with the New England Patriots took a stage dive during an Everclear concert in Boston. A woman in the crowd later sued, claiming she suffered neck injuries when the players landed on her.
In 2015, terrorists killed 89 people at an Eagles Of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris. The shootings were part of a coordinated attack on Paris that left 130 people dead.
In 2016, musician Leon Russell died in his sleep, four months after having heart bypass surgery. He died at his home in Nashville at the age of 74.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Jimmy Hawkins ("It's A Wonderful Life") is 76. Country singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard is 71. Actor Joe Mantegna (mahn-TAYN'-yuh) is 70. Actress Sheila Frazier ("Superfly") is 69. Actress Frances Conroy ("American Horror Story," ''Six Feet Under") is 64. Actor Chris Noth (NOHTH) ("Law and Order: Criminal Intent," ''Sex and the City") is 63. Actress Whoopi Goldberg is 62. Actor Rex Linn ("CSI: Miami") is 61. Actress Caroline Goodall ("The Princess Diaries," ''Schindler's List") is 58. Actor Neil Flynn ("Scrubs") is 57. Trumpeter Walter Kibby of Fishbone is 53. Comedian Jimmy Kimmel is 50. Actor Steve Zahn ("Happy, Texas," ''That Thing You Do!") is 50. Actor Gerard Butler ("Machine Gun Preacher," ''The Phantom of the Opera") is 48. Actress Aisha Hinds ("Under the Dome," ''True Blood") is 42. Bassist Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes is 39. Actress Monique Coleman ("High School Musical") is 37. Actor Devon Bostick ("The 100," ''Diary of a Wimpy Kid") is 26.