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Today in entertainment history: April 4

Today in entertainment history: April 4

THIS DAY IN 1964:The Beatles held the top five positions on Billboard's Hot 100. "Can't Buy Me Love" was number one, followed by "Twist and Shout," ''She Loves You," ''I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "Please Please Me." Photo: Associated Press

1960: “Ben Hur” won the best picture and best director Academy Awards. The film’s star, Charlton Heston, was named best actor.

1964: The Beatles held the top five positions on Billboard’s Hot 100. “Can’t Buy Me Love” was number one, followed by “Twist and Shout,” ”She Loves You,” ”I Want To Hold Your Hand” and “Please Please Me.”

1996: Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia’s widow, Deborah, scattered part of Garcia’s ashes in the Ganges River in India. He had died the previous August.

2004:Musician Beck married actress-screenwriter Marissa Ribisi.

Today’s Birthdays: Author-poet Maya Angelou is 86. Bandleader Hugh Masekela is 75. Actor Craig T. Nelson (“Coach”) is 70. Actress Christine Lahti (“Chicago Hope”) is 64. Singer Steve Gatlin of the Gatlin Brothers is 63. Actress Mary-Margaret Humes (“Dawson’s Creek,” ”History of the World Part 1″) is 60. Writer-producer David E. Kelley (“Ally McBeal,” ”The Practice”) is 58. Actor Hugo Weaving (“The Matrix,” ”Lord of the Rings”) is 54. Bassist Craig Adams (The Cult) is 52. Comedian David Cross (“Arrested Development,” ”Mr. Show”) is 50. Actor Robert Downey Junior is 49. Actress Nancy McKeon is 48. Country singer Clay Davidson is 43. Singer Josh Todd of Buckcherry is 43. Singer Jill Scott is 42. Bassist Magnus Sveningsson of The Cardigans is 42. Magician David Blaine is 41. Singer Kelly Price is 41. Singer Andre Dalyrimple of Soul for Real is 40. Actor James Roday (“Psych”) is 38. Actress Natasha Lyonne (“Slums of Beverly Hills,” ”American Pie”) is 35. Actress Jamie Lynn Spears (“Zoey 101″) is 23. Actress Daniela Bobadilla (“Anger Management”) is 21.

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