Today in Entertainment History

On July 26, 1963, Motown Records released “Mickey’s Monkey” by The Miracles.

In 1977, Robert Plant’s six-year old son died of a respiratory ailment. Led Zeppelin was on tour in the U.S. at the time, and the remaining seven dates were canceled.

In 1990, keyboardist Brent Mydland of the Grateful Dead was found dead of a drug overdose in his home outside San Francisco. He was 37.

In 1991, actor Paul Reubens — also known as Pee-Wee Herman — was arrested inside a movie theater in Sarasota, Florida, for exposing himself.

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In 1992, singer Mary Wells, known for the hits “My Guy,” and “You Beat Me To The Punch,” died of cancer. She was 49.

In 1996, singer Donnie Osmond apologized to TV host Rosie O’Donnell for making a comment about her weight during an earlier appearance on her show. She made him sing “Puppy Love” to her in a dog suit.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Robert Colbert (“The Time Tunnel,” “Maverick”) is 89. Singer Darlene Love is 79. Singer Brenton Wood is 79. Singer Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones is 77. Actress Helen Mirren is 75. Drummer Roger Taylor of Queen is 71. Actress Susan George is 70. Actress Nana Visitor (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) is 63. Actor Kevin Spacey is 61. Singer Gary Cherone (sher-OHN’) (Extreme, Van Halen) is 59. Actress Sandra Bullock is 56. Singer Jim Lindberg of Pennywise is 55. Actor Jeremy Piven is 55. Singer Wayne Wonder is 54. Actor Jason Statham (STAY’-thum) (“Transporter” films) is 53. Actor Cress Williams (“Hart of Dixie,” “Close to Home”) is 50. Host Chris Harrison (“The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette”) is 49. Actress Kate Beckinsale (“The Aviator,” ″Pearl Harbor”) is 47. Actor Gary Owen (“Think Like A Man” films) is 47. Drummer Dan Konopka of OK Go is 46. Contemporary Christian singer Rebecca St. James is 43. Actress Eve Myles (“Victoria,” ″Broadchurch”) is 42. Actress Juliet Rylance (“American Gothic”) is 41. Actress Monica Raymund (“Chicago Fire,” ″Chicago P.D.”) is 34. Actress Francia Raisa (FRAHN’-see-ah rah-EE’-sah) (“The Secret Life of the American Teenager”) is 32. Drummer Jamie Sharpe (Rush of Fools) is 31. Actress Bianca Santos (“The Fosters”) is 30. Actress and singer Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless is 27.

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