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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 14

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 14

TODAY IN 1971: Rod Stewart released "Maggie May." Photo: Associated Press

1970: Singer Stephen Stills was arrested on cocaine possession charges at a motel in La Jolla, California. He was released on $2,500 bail.

1971: Rod Stewart released “Maggie May.”

1985: Michael Jackson outbid Paul McCartney for the ATV music publishing catalog, which included many Beatles songs. Jackson paid $47.5 million dollars.

1989: Bon Jovi’s “New Jersey” was the first American album to be released legally in what was then the Soviet Union.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer-pianist Buddy Greco is 88. Singer Dash Crofts of Seals and Crofts is 76. Singer David Crosby is 73. Country singer Connie Smith is 73. Actor-comedian Steve Martin is 69. Actor Antonio Fargas (“Starsky and Hutch”) is 68. Bassist Larry Graham of Sly and the Family Stone is 68. Actress Susan St. James is 68. Romance novelist Danielle Steel is 67. Cartoonist Gary Larson (“The Far Side”) is 64. Keyboardist Terry Adams of NRBQ is 64. Actor Carl Lumbly (“Alias”) is 63. Film composer James Horner (“Titanic”) is 61. Actress Jackee Harry (“Sister, Sister,” ”227″) is 58. Actress Marcia Gay Harden is 55. Singer Sarah Brightman is 54. Actress Susan Olsen (“The Brady Bunch”) is 53. Actress Halle Berry is 48. Actress Catherine Bell (“JAG”) is 46. Guitarist Kevin Cadogan (Third Eye Blind) is 44. Actor Christopher Gorham (“Ugly Betty”) is 40. Actress Mila Kunis (“That ’70s Show”) is 31. TV personality Spencer Pratt (“The Hills”) is 31.

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