Entertainment History August 20th

In 1960, Connie Francis made her acting debut when filming began on the movie “Where the Boys Are.”

In 1967, the New York Times reported on a new noise reduction system developed by R. and D.W. Dolby. It was first used by a subsidiary of Elektra Records.

In 1969, Frank Zappa disbanded the Mothers of Invention. He said he was tired of performing for people who clapped for the “wrong reasons.”

In 1989, actor Kenneth Branagh married actress Emma Thompson.

In 1992, Sting and his longtime girlfriend Trudie Styler got married in England. It was his second marriage, her first.

In 1999, bassist Bobby Sheehan of Blues Traveler was found dead of a drug overdose in his apartment in New Orleans. He was 31.

Also in 1999, musician Fatboy Slim married British TV personality Zoe Ball in London. They have since separated.

In 2011, reality star Kim Kardashian married NBA star Kris Humphries in a lavish wedding taped for TV broadcast. She filed for divorce 72 days later.