FEBRUARY 13 ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY
On February 13th, 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.