Entertainment History 9/26

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By Dianne

On Sept. 26, 1955, actress Debbie Reynolds married singer Eddie Fisher. They divorced in 1959.

In 1956, Elvis Presley’s hometown of Tupelo, Miss., declared “Elvis Presley Day.”

In 1957, “West Side Story” opened on Broadway.

In 1962, “The Beverly Hillbillies” premiered on CBS.

In 1964, “Gilligan’s Island” premiered on CBS.

Also in 1964, Roy Orbison’s “Oh, Pretty Woman” hit number one on the pop charts.

In 1969, The Beatles’ last studio album, “Abbey Road,” was released in the U.K.

In 1975, the movie version of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” made its premiere in Westwood, Calif.

In 1986, “Crocodile Dundee” opened in theaters nationwide.

In 1990, the Motion Picture Association of America announced the creation of the NC-17 rating, replacing the X rating for films with mature subject matter.

In 2003, singer Robert Palmer died of a heart attack in Paris. He was 54.

In 2007, music producer Phil Spector’s murder case ended in mistrial. He was accused of kiling actress Lana Clarkson in his home in 2003. He was convicted in his second trial.