News

Today in entertainment history: April 9

Today in entertainment history: April 9

HAPPY BIRTHDAY:Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner is 89. Photo: Associated Press

1962: “West Side Story” won the Academy Award for best picture.

1984: “Terms of Endearment” was the big winner at the Academy Awards. “Flashdance” was named best original song.

1992: Amy Grant was honored with the Artist of the Year award at the Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards.

1997: Soundgarden announced its breakup. They have since reformed.

Today’s Birthdays: Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner is 89. Naturalist Jim Fowler (“Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom”) is 85. Actress Michael Learned (“The Waltons”) is 76. Country singer Margo Smith is 73. Country singer Hal Ketchum is 62. Actor Dennis Quaid is 61. Country guitarist Dave Innis of Restless Heart is 56. Actor Mark Pellegrino (“Dexter”) is 50. Actress-model Paulina Porizkova is 50. Actress Cynthia Nixon (“Sex and the City”) is 49. Singer Kevin Martin of Candlebox is 46. Singer Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance is 38. Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam (“The Cosby Show”) is 36. Guitarist Albert Hammond Junior of The Strokes is 35. Actor Jay Baruchel (“Knocked Up,” ”Tropic Thunder”) is 33. Actress Leighton Meester (“Gossip Girl”) is 29. Singer-actor Jesse McCartney (“Summerland”) is 28. Singer Jazmine Sullivan is 28. Actress Kristen Stewart (“Twilight”) is 25. Actress Elle Fanning (“Because of Winn-Dixie”) is 17. Singer Jackie Evancho is 15.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

Today in entertainment history: July 31

Fresh
WENN

A look at the Hollywood headlines that went down in history.

in Local Sports

Rosario drives in 3, leads Twins to win over Mariners

Fresh
minnesotatwins

Minnesota Twins snap a four-game skid with a 9-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night.

in Local

Man gets life in prison for slaying Seattle police officer

Fresh
Courtroom

The man convicted of killing a Seattle police officer in 2009 has been formally sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

in Local

Suit seeks to block anti-tax measure from Washington ballot

Fresh
generic ballot box

Opponents of Tim Eyman's latest anti-tax initiative are suing to keep the measure off of the November ballot.

in Local

Guilty plea in crash through Sammamish home that killed 2

Fresh
Police lights

A Sammamish woman who plowed her SUV through her lakefront home, killing two family members, has pleaded guilty.