Today in entertainment history: Aug. 24 | WKBK Radio

1960: Stevie Wonder was the first musician to reach number one on the pop and R&B charts with “Fingertips, Part 2″ and number one on the album chart with “The 12-Year-Old Genius.”

 

1981: Mark David Chapman was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the shooting death of John Lennon in New York.

 

1988: Country singer Nat Stuckey died in Nashville of lung cancer.

 

1990: Singer Sinead O’Connor banned the “Star-Spangled Banner” from her show in New Jersey. Some radio stations, in turn, refused to play O’Connor’s music.

 

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Kenny Baker (R2-D2 in “Star Wars”) is 81. Guitarist Mason Williams is 77. Singer Marshall Thompson of The Chi-Lites is 73. Keyboardist Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) is 70. Actress Ann Archer is 68. Actor Joe Regalbuto (“Murphy Brown”) is 66. Actor Steve Guttenberg is 57. Talk show host Craig Kilborn is 53. Singer John Bush (Anthrax) is 52. Actress Marlee Matlin is 50. Newsman David Gregory is 45. Country singer Kristyn Osborn of SheDaisy is 45. Director Ava DuVernay is 43. Actor-comedian Dave Chappelle is 42. Actor James D’Arcy is 42. Actor Carmine Giovinazzo (“CSI: New York”) is 42. Actor Alex O’Loughlin (“Hawaii Five-0″) is 39. Actor Chad Michael Murray (“One Tree Hill,” ”A Cinderella Story”) is 34. Actor Rupert Grint (“Harry Potter”) is 27.

Source: Today in entertainment history: Aug. 24 | WKBK Radio

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