Entertainment History

July 29, 2014 07:06 GMT

On July 29th, 1957, Jack Paar made his debut as host of NBC's "Tonight" show.

In 1959, the Isley Brothers recorded "Shout."

In 1965, The Beatles' second film, "Help," had its royal premiere at London's Pavillion Theatre.

In 1966, Bob Dylan was involved in a motorcycle accident near Woodstock, New York. He suffered critical injuries and took months to recover.

In 1973, Led Zeppelin's safe deposit box at The Drake Hotel in New York was robbed. The band lost $180,000 in concert receipts from two shows at Madison Square Garden.

In 1974, Mama Cass Elliott was found dead in London. It was rumored that the former Mamas and Papas lead singer choked on a ham sandwich, but a coroner ruled she had suffered a heart attack. She was 30.

In 1987, Ben and Jerry's began selling Cherry Garcia ice cream, in honor of Grateful Dead singer-guitarist Jerry Garcia.

In 1996, actor Martin Lawrence was arrested at the airport in Burbank, California, after police found a loaded handgun in a suitcase he was taking on a flight to Phoenix.

In 2000, actor Brad Pitt married actress Jennifer Aniston in Malibu, California. They separated after four and a half years of marriage.

In 2006, actress Pamela Anderson and musician Kid Rock were married in St. Tropez, France. They both filed for divorce four months later.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Professor Irwin Corey ("Car Wash") is 100. Actor Robert Horton ("Wagon Train") is 90. Actor Robert Fuller ("Laramie," "Emergency!") is 81. Actor David Warner ("Titanic") is 73. Keyboardist Neal Doughty of REO Speedwagon is 68. Singer-bassist Geddy Lee of Rush is 61. Documentary maker Ken Burns is 61. TV personality Tim Gunn ("Project Runway") is 61. Singer Patti Scialfa (skee-AL'-fah) with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is 61. Actress Alexandra Paul ("Baywatch") is 51. Country singer Martina McBride is 48. Drummer Chris Gorman (Belly) is 47. Actor Tim Omundson ("Psych") is 45. Actor Wil Wheaton is 42. Singer Wanya (wuh-NAY') Morris of Boyz II Men is 41. Actor Stephen Dorff is 41. Country singer James Otto is 41. Actor Josh Radnor ("How I Met Your Mother") is 40. Musician Danger Mouse of Gnarls Barkley is 37. Actress Allison Mack ("Smallville") is 32. Actor Matt Prokop is 24.

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