Entertainment History

July 26, 2014 07:06 GMT

(Following Advance for Use Saturday, July 26)

On July 26th, 1963, Motown Records released "Mickey's Monkey" by The Miracles.

In 1977, Robert Plant's six-year old son died of a respiratory ailment. Led Zeppelin was on tour in the U.S. at the time, and the remaining seven dates were canceled.

In 1990, keyboardist Brent Mydland of the Grateful Dead was found dead in his California home. He died of a drug overdose. He was 37.

In 1991, actor Paul Reubens -- also known as Pee-Wee Herman -- was arrested inside a movie theater in Sarasota, Florida, for exposing himself.

In 1992, singer Mary Wells, known for the hits "My Guy," and "You Beat Me To The Punch," died of cancer. She was 49.

In 1996, singer Donnie Osmond apologized to TV host Rosie O'Donnell for making a comment about her weight during an earlier appearance on her show. She made him sing "Puppy Love" to her in a dog suit.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Marjorie Lord ("Make Room For Daddy") is 96. Actor James Best ("The Dukes of Hazzard") is 88. Singer Darlene Love is 73. Singer Brenton Wood is 73. Singer Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones is 71. Actress Helen Mirren is 69. Drummer Roger Taylor of Queen is 65. Actress Susan George is 64. Actor Kevin Spacey is 55. Singer Gary Cherone (sher-OHN') (Extreme, Van Halen) is 53. Actress Sandra Bullock is 50. Singer Jim Lindberg of Pennywise is 49. Actor Jeremy Piven is 49. Singer Wayne Wonder is 48. Actor Cress Williams ("Close to Home") is 44. Host Chris Harrison of "The Bachelor" is 43. Actress Kate Beckinsale ("The Aviator," "Pearl Harbor") is 41. Drummer Dan Konopka of OK Go is 40.

(Above for release Saturday, July 26th)

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