Entertainment History

May 29, 2015 07:09 GMT

On May 29th, 1942, Bing Crosby recorded "White Christmas."

In 1952, country singer Hank Williams was divorced by his wife, Audrey Shepherd.

In 1959, one of rock's first outdoor festivals took place in Atlanta, Georgia, featuring Ray Charles, B.B. King, Ruth Brown, Jimmy Reed and The Drifters. It attracted 9,000 people.

In 1971, Paul McCartney released "Mary Had A Little Lamb." It was one of McCartney's least successful songs, but still cracked the Top Thirty.

In 1973, Roger McGuinn, formerly of The Byrds, made his solo debut in New York.

In 1977, Elvis Presley walked off stage in the middle of a concert in Baltimore. It was the first time in his 23-year career that he did so, aside from when he was sick.

In 1987, a jury in Los Angeles found "Twilight Zone" movie director John Landis and four associates innocent of involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of actor Vic Morrow and two children.

In 1999, the remains of Iron Butterfly bassist Phil "Taylor" Kramer were found inside a van in a ravine near Malibu, California. He had disappeared four years earlier while driving to the airport to pick up a friend.

In 2004, gunmen in the Congo attacked a group of unarmed military observers who were escorting Sum 41. The band had to be evacuated to Uganda. They were in the Congo to film a documentary for a Canadian charity.

In 2011, singer Sean Kingston crashed his watercraft into a bridge in Miami Beach, Florida. He was seriously injured, and a female passenger was also hurt.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Kevin Conway ("Gods and Generals") is 73. Singer Gary Brooker of Procol Harum is 70. Actor Anthony Geary is 68. Singer Rebbie (REE'-bee) Jackson is 65. Composer Danny Elfman is 62. Singer LaToya Jackson is 59. Actor Ted Levine ("Monk," "The Silence of the Lambs") is 58. Actress Annette Bening is 57. Actor Rupert Everett is 56. Singer Melissa Etheridge is 54. Actress Lisa Whelchel ("The Facts of Life") is 52. Guitarist Noel Gallagher (Oasis) is 48. Singer Jayski McGowan of Quad City DJ's is 48. Actor Anthony Azizi ("Threat Matrix" "Lost") is 46. Guitarist Chan Kinchla of Blues Traveler is 46. Guitarist Mark Lee of Third Day is 42. Cartoonist Aaron McGruder ("Boondocks") is 41. Singer Melanie Brown ("Scary Spice") of the Spice Girls is 40. Rapper Playa Poncho is 40. Singer Fonseca is 36. Actor Blake Foster ("Power Rangers Turbo") is 30. Actor Brandon Mychal Smith ("Sonny With A Chance") is 26. Actress Kristen Alderson ("General Hospital," "One Life To Live") is 24. Actress Lorelei Linklater is 22.

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