A Little Entertainment History on August 7th

On August seventh, 1963, Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello’s first movie together, “Beach Party,” was released.

In 1970, “Soul Train” made its debut on a Chicago TV station.

In 1974, actress Faye Dunaway married singer Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band. They divorced five years later.

In 1986, a judge in Los Angeles dismissed a lawsuit against Ozzy Osbourne. The lawsuit had been filed by the parents of a teenager who killed himself while listening to Osbourne’s “Suicide Solution.”

Also in 1986, actor Tom Selleck married Jillie Mack.

In 1990, Marlon Brando’s son Christian pleaded innocent in the murder of his half-sister’s boyfriend.

In 1991, charges of assault and property damage were filed against Axl Rose in connection with a riot during a Guns N’ Roses concert in the St. Louis area.

In 1995, rapper LL Cool J married Simone Johnson.

In 2011, singer Gavin DeGraw was attacked by a group of unknown assailants in New York. He suffered a concussion, a broken nose and black eyes.