Entertainment Highlights in History

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
Wednesday, February 7, 2007; 12:19 PM

-- Entertainment highlights during the week of Feb. 11-17:

1950: Disney released the movie "Cinderella."

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.

1965: Singer Nat "King" Cole died of lung cancer in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 46.

1972: David Bowie first performed as "Ziggy Stardust," at a show in Tollworth, England.

1974: The Captain and Tennille _ also known as Daryl Dragon and Toni Tennille _ were married in California.

1977: The Police recorded their first single, "Fall Out."

1979: The Clash kicked off its first U.S. tour in New York.

1980: CBS announced that Dan Rather would succeed Walter Cronkite as anchorman and managing editor on "The CBS Evening News" the following year.

1983: The Rolling Stones tour documentary "Let's Spend The Night Together" opened in the U.S. and Canada.

1993: Talk show host Joan Rivers swapped jobs with one of her viewers and worked as a flight attendant on a flight from New York to Pittsburgh. She spilled a drink on a passenger.

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

2000: Darva Conger married Rick Rockwell on the Fox TV show "Who Wants To Marry A Multimillionaire." Fox later learned an ex-girlfriend accused Rockwell of hitting her, and Conger asked for an annulment less than a week later.


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