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This weekend in entertainment history: Feb. 8 & 9

This weekend in entertainment history: Feb. 8 & 9

50 YEARS AGO: >The Beatles made their first live U.S. television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." An estimated 73 million people tuned in to watch the band perform five songs, including "I Want To Hold Your Hand." Photo: Associated Press

A look back on some of Hollywood’s most memorable milestones.

February 8

1971: The Bob Dylan film “Eat The Document” was shown at the New York Academy of Music. Dylan had wanted the documentary to appear on TV, but it didn’t until ten years later.

1973: Carly Simon received a gold record for the single “You’re So Vain.”

1990: CBS News suspended “60 Minutes” commentator Andy Rooney for racial remarks he allegedly made about blacks in the gay magazine “The Advocate.” Rooney denied the quotes.

2009: Chris Brown was arrested and accused of beating up Rihanna. He later pleaded guilty to felony assault.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Jack Larson (Jimmy Olsen in the 1950s TV show “Adventures of Superman” and the movie “Superman Returns”) is 86. Composer-conductor John Williams is 82. ABC News anchor Ted Koppel is 74. Actor Nick Nolte is 73. Comedian Robert Klein is 72. Actor-guitarist Creed Batton (“The Office”) (The Grass Roots) is 71. Actress Brooke Adams is 65. Actress Mary Steenburgen is 61. Author John Grisham is 59. Singer Vince Neil of Motley Crue is 53. Singer-guitarist Sammy Llanas of The BoDeans is 53. Actress Mary McCormack is 45. Guitarist Keith Nelson of Buckcherry is 45. Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (of Daft Punk) is 40. Actor Seth Green (“Austin Powers,” ”Buffy The Vampire Slayer”) is 40. Bassist Phoenix of Linkin Park is 37. Bassist Jeremy Davis of Paramore is 29. Drummer Max Grahn of Carolina Liar is 26. Actress Karle Warren (“Judging Amy”) is 22.


February 9

1964: The Beatles made their first live U.S. television appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” An estimated 73 million people tuned in to watch the band perform five songs, including “I Want To Hold Your Hand.”

1979: K-Mart pulled Steve Martin’s comedy album “Let’s Get Small” for being in bad taste.

1993: Both Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney released solo albums. Jagger’s was called “Wandering Spirit” and McCartney’s was titled “Off The Ground.”

1997: “The Simpsons” became the longest-running prime-time animated series, beating the record previously held by “The Flintstones.”

2011: Singer Ashlee Simpson filed for divorce from Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz.

Today’s Birthdays: News correspondent Roger Mudd is 86. Actress Janet Suzman is 75. Actress-turned-politician Sheila James Kuehl (“The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”) is 73. Singer Carole King is 72. Singer Barbara Lewis is 71. Actor Joe Pesci is 71. Author Alice Walker (“The Color Purple”) is 70. Actress Mia Farrow is 69. Singer Joe Ely is 67. Actress Judith Light (“Ugly Betty,” ”Who’s The Boss”) is 65. Saxophonist Dennis “DT” Thomas of Kool and the Gang is 63. Actor Charles Shaughnessy (“The Nanny”) is 59. Country singer Travis Tritt is 51. Actress Julie Warner (“Family Law”) is 49. Actor Charlie Day (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is 38. Singer Chad Wolf of Carolina Liar is 38. Actor A.J. Buckley (“CSI: NY”) is 37. Guitarist Richard On of O.A.R. is 35. Actor David Gallagher (“Seventh Heaven”) is 29. Actor Michael B. Jordan (“Fruitvale Station,” ”That Awkward Moment”) is 27. Actress Camille Winbush (“The Bernie Mac Show”) is 24.

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