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Today in Entertainment History

August 17, 2018

On Aug. 22, 1956, the Five Satins made their debut in the R-and-B charts with “In the Still of the Night.”

In 1966, Jerry Lee Lewis was signed to play Iago in “Catch My Soul,” a rock version of Shakespeare’s “Othello.”

In 1968, John Lennon’s wife Cynthia filed for divorce, one day shy of their sixth anniversary. By this time, John was seeing Yoko Ono, whom he married in 1969.

In 1970, Elvis Presley announced his first tour since 1958. It lasted six dates.

Today’s Birthdays: Newsman Morton Dean is 83. Actress Valerie Harper is 79. Correspondent Steve Kroft (“60 Minutes”) is 73. Actress Cindy Williams (“Laverne and Shirley”) is 71. Guitarist David Marks of The Beach Boys is 70. Guitarist Vernon Reid of Living Colour is 60. Country singer Collin Raye is 58. Actress Regina Taylor (“The Unit,” ″I’ll Fly Away”) is 58. Singer Roland Orzabal of Tears for Fears is 57. Drummer Debbi Peterson of The Bangles is 57. Guitarist Gary Lee Conner of Screaming Trees is 56. Singer Tori Amos is 55. Country singer Mila Mason is 55. Keyboardist James DeBarge of DeBarge is 55. Rapper GZA (JIZ’-ah) (Wu-Tang Clan) is 52. Actor Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”) is 51. Celebrity chef Giada DeLaurentiis is 48. Actress Melinda Page Hamilton (“Devious Maids,” ″Mad Men,”) is 47. Guitarist Paul Doucette of Matchbox Twenty is 46. Rapper Beenie Man is 45. Singer Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys is 45. Comedian Kristen Wiig (“Bridesmaids,” ″Saturday Night Live”) is 45. Actress Jenna Leigh Green (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) is 44. Keyboardist Bo Koster of My Morning Jacket is 44. Bassist Dean Back of Theory Of A Deadman is 43. “The Late Late Show” host James Corden is 40. Guitarist Jeff Stinco of Simple Plan is 40. Actor Brandon Adams (“The Mighty Ducks”) is 39. Actress Aya Sumika (“Numb3rs”) is 38. Actor Ari Stidham (TV’s “Scorpion”) is 26.

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