Today in entertainment history: Feb. 13

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 13

REMEMBER WHEN? : On this day in 1997, Michael Jackson and then-wife Debbie Rowe became parents to a son named Prince. Photo: Associated Press

A look back on this day in entertainment history.

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.

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.

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.

1997: Michael Jackson and then-wife Debbie Rowe became parents to a son named Prince.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Kim Novak is 81. Actor George Segal (“Just Shoot Me”) is 80. Singer-bassist-actor Peter Tork of The Monkees is 72. Actress Carol Lynley is 72. Actress Stockard Channing is 70. Talk show host Jerry Springer is 70. Actor Bo Svenson (“Walking Tall”) is 70. Singer Peter Gabriel is 64. Actor David Naughton is 63. Bassist Peter Hook of New Order and Joy Division is 58. Actor Matt Salinger is 54. Singer Henry Rollins is 53. Actor Neal McDonough (“Boomtown”) is 48. Singer Freedom Williams (C & C Music Factory) is 48. Actress Kelly Hu (“Martial Law”) is 46. Bassist Todd Harrell of 3 Doors Down is 42. Singer Feist is 38. MC Natalie Stewart of Floetry is 35. Actress Mena Suvari is 35.

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