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Today in entertainment history: Feb. 26

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 26

ON THIS DAY: The Rolling Stones released the single "19th Nervous Breakdown." Photo: Associated Press

1966: The Rolling Stones released the single “19th Nervous Breakdown.”

1970: The Beatles album “Hey Jude” was released in the U.S. and Canada. It was made up of singles that were previously unavailable in the U.S.

1977: Bluesman Bukka White, also known as Booker T. Washington, died in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 70. His guitar-playing influenced B.B. King and many others.

1998: A jury rejected a lawsuit filed by Texas cattlemen against Oprah Winfrey. The suit accused her of disparaging them on her talk show by implying U.S. beef was unsafe.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Fats Domino is 86. Guitarist Paul Cotton of Poco is 71. Actor-director Bill Duke is 71. Singer Mitch Ryder is 69. Keyboardist Jonathan Cain of Journey is 64. Singer Michael Bolton is 61. Actor Greg Germann (“Ally McBeal”) is 56. Actress Jennifer Grant is 48. Bassist Tim Commerford (Audioslave, Rage Against The Machine) is 46. Singer Erykah Badu is 43. R&B singer Rico Wade of Society of Soul is 42. Singer Kyle Norman of Jagged Edge is 39. Drummer Chris Culos of O.A.R. is 35. Singer Corinne Bailey Rae is 35. Singer Nate Ruess of fun. is 32. Actress Taylor Dooley (“The Adventures of Shark Boy and a Lava Girl in 3-D”) is 21.

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