Today in entertainment history: July 30

Today in entertainment history: July 30

THIS DAY IN 1954:Elvis Presley made his professional debut in Memphis. It was his first concert to be advertised. Photo: Associated Press

1954: Elvis Presley made his professional debut in Memphis. It was his first concert to be advertised.

1970: The Beatles closed their Apple Boutique.

1992: Motown’s biggest stars gathered for a memorial service for Mary Wells, who died of cancer at the age of 49. Smokey Robinson sang a medley of Wells’ hits. Motown founder Berry Gordy called her the “first lady of song.”

2007: Britney Spears’ divorce from Kevin Federline was finalized.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Edd “Kookie” Byrnes is 82. Blues guitarist Buddy Guy is 79. Movie director Peter Bogdanovich is 76. Singer Paul Anka is 74. Jazz saxophonist David Sanborn is 70. Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger is 68. Actor Jean Reno (ZHAHN rih’NOH’) (“The Da Vinci Code,” ”Godzilla”) is 67. Blues singer Otis Taylor is 67. Actor Ken Olin is 61. Actress Delta Burke is 59. Singer-songwriter Kate Bush is 57. Country singer Neal McCoy is 57. Actor Laurence Fishburne is 54. Actress Lisa Kudrow (“Friends”) is 52. Country guitarist Dwayne O’Brien of Little Texas is 51. Actress Vivica A. Fox is 51. Actor Terry Crews (“Everybody Hates Chris”) is 47. Director Christopher Nolan (“Memento,” ”Insomnia”) is 45. Actor Tom Green is 44. Drummer Brad Hargreaves of Third Eye Blind is 44. Actress Christine Taylor (“The Brady Bunch Movie”) is 44. Comedian Dean Edwards (“Saturday Night Live”) is 42. Actress Hilary Swank is 41. Actress Jaime Pressly (“My Name Is Earl,” ”Not Another Teen Movie”) is 38. Singer-guitarist Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers is 35. Actress Yvonne Strahovski (“Chuck”) is 33. Actress Gina Rodriguez (“Jane the Virgin”) is 31.

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