Today in Entertainment History: "Mack the Knife" hit #1
On Oct. 5, 1950, the game show "You Bet Your Life" premiered on NBC, with Groucho Marx as host.
In 1959, "Mack the Knife" by Bobby Darin hit number one on the pop charts.
In 1962, The Beatles' single "Love Me Do" backed with "P.S. I Love You" was released in Britain. It wasn't a hit in the U.S. until 1964.
In 1963, "Casper the Friendly Ghost" made its debut on ABC.
In 1968, Cream began its farewell tour of the U.S. in Oakland, California.
In 1988, Smashing Pumpkins played their first show together, at a club in Chicago. They earned $50.
In 1992, former Temptations singer Eddie Kendricks died of lung cancer at a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. He was 52. Kendricks died hours after his doctor announced he had been taken off chemotherapy and had only a few days to live.
In 2007, actors Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillipe divorced. They had been married seven years.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Glynis Johns ("Mary Poppins") is 100. Singer Arlene Smith of The Chantels is 82. Singer-guitarist Steve Miller is 80. Singer Brian Johnson of AC/DC is 76. Actor Karen Allen is 72. Director Clive Barker is 71. Guitarist David Bryson of Counting Crows is 69. Astrophysicist and "Cosmos" host Neil deGrasse Tyson is 65. Actor Daniel Baldwin ("Homicide: Life On The Streets") is 63. Guitarist Dave Dederer (DEE'-der-er) (Presidents of the United States of America) is 59. Actor Guy Pearce ("Memento," "L.A. Confidential") is 56. Actor Josie Bissett ("Melrose Place") is 53. Singer-actor Heather Headley is 49. Singer Colin Meloy of The Decemberists is 49. Guitarist Brian Mashburn of Save Ferris is 48. Actor Parminder Nagra (par-MIHN'-da NAH'-grah) ("ER," "Bend It Like Beckham") is 48. Actor Scott Weinger (WYN'-ger) ("Full House," "Aladdin") is 48. Actor Kate Winslet is 48. Guitarist James Valentine of Maroon 5 is 45. Bassist Paul Thomas of Good Charlotte is 43. Actor Jesse Eisenberg ("The Social Network") is 40. Singer Brooke Valentine is 38. Actor Joshua Logan Moore ("Desperate Housewives") is 29.