June 20, 2013 07:09 GMT
On June 20th, 1948, the TV variety show "Toast of the Town" premiered. It later changed its name to the "Ed Sullivan Show."
Also in 1948, Abbott and Costello's "Who's On First" routine was first seen the the film "Naughty 90's."
In 1977, Steve Winwood released his first solo album, called "Steve Winwood."
In 1980, "It's Still Rock and Roll To Me" became Billy Joel's first number-one hit.
In 1996, the first Furthur Festival kicked off in Atlanta. It was the first time the members of the Grateful Dead toured together since the death of singer Jerry Garcia.
Also in 1996, Paul Anka ended a Las Vegas concert early after he spit the crown of his tooth into the audience. He later sued his dentist for malpractice.
In 1997, singer Lawrence Payton of the Four Tops died of liver cancer in Detroit. He was 59.
In 2011, singer Leslie West of Mountain had an emergency amputation of his leg while on tour in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Martin Landau is 85. Actress Olympia Dukakis is 82. Actor Danny Aiello is 80. Actor John Mahoney ("Frasier") is 73. Musician Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys is 71. Actor John McCook ("The Bold and the Beautiful") is 69. Singer Anne Murray is 68. Home repair show host Bob Vila is 67. Singer Lionel Richie is 64. Actor John Goodman is 61. Bassist Michael Anthony (Van Halen, Chickenfoot) is 59. Bassist John Taylor of Duran Duran is 53. Keyboardist Mark De Gli Antoni (Soul Coughing) is 51. Bassist Murphy Karges (KAR'-gis) of Sugar Ray is 46. Actress Nicole Kidman is 46. Singer Dan Tyminski of Alison Krauss and Union Station is 46. Actor Peter Paige ("Queer as Folk") is 44. Actor Josh Lucas ("Sweet Home Alabama," "A Beautiful Mind") is 42. Bassist Twiggy Ramirez of Marilyn Manson is 42. Singer Chino (CHEE'-noh) Moreno is 40. Singer Amos Lee is 36. Singer Grace Potter of Grace Potter and the Nocturnals is 30. Keyboardist Chris Dudley of Underoath is 30. Actor Chris Mintz-Plasse (plahs) ("Superbad") is 24. Actress Maria Lark is 16.