News

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 20

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 20

ALL IN A FRENZY: Madonna caused quite a stir in 1992 with the release of her book. Photo: Associated Press

A look at the memorable moments and Hollywood milestones that happened on October 20.

1973: “The Six Million Dollar Man,” starring Lee Majors, premiered on ABC.
1976: Led Zeppelin’s concert film “The Song Remains The Same” premiered in London.
1977: Three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd were killed in the crash of a privately-chartered plane in Mississippi. The crash took the lives of lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and backup singer Cassie Gaines.
1991: Country singer Clint Black and actress Lisa Hartman were married.
1992: Madonna’s album “Erotica” was released, one day before her book “Sex” hit the bookshelves.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor William Christopher (“MASH”) is 81. Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson is 76. Musician Tom Petty is 63. Actor Viggo Mortensen (“Lord of the Rings”) is 55. Drummer Jim “Soni” Sonefeld of Hootie and the Blowfish is 49. Bassist Doug Eldridge of Oleander is 46. Rapper Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg) is 42. Country singer Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town is 42. Country musician Jeff Loberg is 37. Actor John Krasinski (“The Office”) is 34. Bassist Daniel Tichenor of Cage The Elephant is 34. Actress Katie Featherston (“Paranormal Activity”) is 31. Actress Jennifer Nicole Freeman (“My Wife And Kids”) is 28.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

U.S. Open: Murray rallies, Wawrinka voids upset, Halep advances

Fresh
halepusopen

Andy Murray rallied from down two sets to win his second-round match at the U.S. Open. The third-seeded Murray beat…

in Sports

Pats owner Kraft says Tom Brady is of the “highest integrity”

Fresh
tombradykraft

Kraft says Brady is of the "highest integrity" and represents everything that is great about football and the NFL.

in Local Sports

WWU soccer squads open regular season today

Fresh
western washington logo generic copy/wwu

The Viking men face Cal State L.A. at 4 p.m., while the women face Cal Baptist at 7 p.m. at Robert S. Harrington Field tonight.

in Local Sports

Petersen returns to Boise as Huskies face No. 23 Broncos

Fresh
boisestatefield

"I think when a game is billed as the biggest game in school history, I don't think you have to do a lot of describing," Petersen said. "I think using those words just take care of it."

in National, World

Shrinking U.S. trade gap shows economy’s underlying strength

trade

The U.S. trade deficit fell in July to its lowest level in five months as exports rose broadly, signaling underlying strength in the economy amid concerns about a global growth slowdown.