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Today in entertainment history: April 22

Today in entertainment history: April 22

THIS DAY IN 1969:John Lennon changed his middle name from Winston to Ono. Photo: Associated Press

1969: John Lennon changed his middle name from Winston to Ono.

1974: Tina Turner began filming her role as the Acid Queen in the film version of “Tommy.”

1978:The Blues Brothers — John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd — made their network debut on “Saturday Night Live.” On the same show, Steve Martin performed his novelty hit “King Tut.”

2010: Poison singer Bret Michaels was rushed to a hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was recovering from an emergency appendectomy ten days earlier.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Charlotte Rae (“The Facts of Life”) is 88. Actress Estelle Harris (“Seinfeld”) is 86. Singer Glen Campbell is 78. Actor Jack Nicholson is 77. Singer Mel Carter is 71. Country singer Cleve Francis is 69. Director John Waters is 68. Singer Peter Frampton is 64. Singer Paul Carrack (Squeeze, Mike and the Mechanics) is 63. Actor Joseph Bottoms is 60. Actor Ryan Stiles (“The Drew Carey Show”) is 55. Comedian Byron Allen is 53. Actor Chris Makepeace is 50. Guitarist Fletcher Dragge (DRAH’-guh) of Pennywise is 48. Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 48. Actress Sheryl Lee (“Twin Peaks”) is 47. TV personality Sherri Shepherd (“The View”) is 47. Country singer Heath Wright of Ricochet is 47. Country singer Kellie Coffey is 43. Actor Eric Mabius (“Ugly Betty”) is 43. Bassist Shavo Odadjian of System Of A Down is 40. Singer-guitarist Daniel Johns of Silverchair is 35. Actress Amber Heard is 28.

 

 

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