Today in entertainment history: May 29

Today in entertainment history: May 29

THIS DAY 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. Photo: Associated Press

1942: Bing Crosby recorded “White Christmas.”

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.

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.

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.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Senate Advances One-Month Budget, House Measure Fails


The Illinois Senate has advanced a one-month spending plan that Democrats say will allow critical services to continue as Illinois enters a new fiscal year.

in Local

Illini Women’s Basketball Program Faces Federal Lawsuit

university illinois

The university, the plaintiffs, and their attorneys declined to comment.

in Local

Body Found at Springfield Hotel


Springfield Police say they do not suspect foul play after a body was found inside a local hotel.

in Local

Texas Congressman Backs Flynn in 18th District Race

7-1-15 Gohmert for Flynn

Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert is on the stump for Mike Flynn.

in Local

Former Treasurer’s Office Employees File Suit

Republican gubernatorial candidate State Treasurer Dan Rutherford participates in a Republican gubernatorial candidate debate Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Springfield, Ill. The four Republican gubernatorial candidates said that they’ll be willing to work with unions if elected but differed on how to approach the relationship during a downstate debate that largely focused on pension reform, taxes and just briefly on personal issues that have dogged some of the candidates.

The suit is the latest chapter in a saga involving sexual harassment claims that undercut Rutherford's 2014 campaign for governor.