News

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 7

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 7

'BEACH PARTY:' In this 1963 file photo, singer Frankie Avalon and actress Annette Funicello are seen on Malibu Beach during filming of "Beach Party." Photo: Associated Press

1963: Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello’s first movie together, “Beach Party,” was released.

1970: “Soul Train” made its debut on a Chicago TV station.

1991: Charges of assault and property damage were filed against Axl Rose in connection with a riot during a Guns N’ Roses concert in the St. Louis area.

2011: Singer Gavin DeGraw was attacked by a group of unknown assailants in New York. He suffered a concussion, a broken nose and black eyes.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Verna Bloom (“Animal House”) is 77. Humorist Garrison Keillor is 73. Singer B.J. Thomas is 73. Actor John Glover is 71. Actor David Rasche is 71. Country singer Rodney Crowell is 65. Actor Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld”) is 60. Singer Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden is 57. Actor David Duchovny (“Californication,” ”The X-Files”) is 55. Actress Delane Matthews (“Dave’s World”) is 54. Actor Harold Perrineau (“Lost,” ”Oz”) is 52. Country singer Raul Malo of The Mavericks is 50. Actress Charlize Theron is 39. Drummer Barry Kerch of Shinedown is 39.

Recent Headlines

55 mins ago in Local

Senate Democrat Hopefuls Joust

Fresh
capitol

First joint appearance for Duckworth, Harris, Zopp

14 hours ago in Local

Public Not Allowed at Obama Speech — But Will Be Broadcast Live on WTAX

President Barack Obama signs the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009 bill into law in the Oval Office of the White House. With President Obama are from left: Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL); Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY); Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA); Rep. Lacy Clay (D-MO); Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) and Rep. John Lewis (D-GA).
Washington

Where: DC, United States
When: 12 May 2009
Credit: WENN

A spokesman for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the public will not be able to attend when President Barack Obama delivers a speech in the Illinois House chamber on Wednesday.

14 hours ago in Local

State Museum Prepared to Re-Open — If Lawmakers Allow It

2-8-16 Illinois State Museum

The Illinois State Museum can open once again. But State Department of Natural Resources head Wayne Rosenthal says not yet.

14 hours ago in Local

Davis Proposes FAA, Air Traffic Control Operations Changes

2-8-16 Davis

Davis and and a Democratic Congressman are proposing that that Air Traffic Control operations be run by a not-for-profit entity.

14 hours ago in Local

Report: Police Program Helped Man Who Prostituted Teen

police_lights

A newspaper report says a man who's serving 15 years in prison for running an underage prostitution operation did so out of an apartment obtained with the help of the Peoria Police Department.