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Today in entertainment history: Feb. 7

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 7

FAB FOUR: The Beatles landed on American soil for the first time 50 years ago today. Photo: Associated Press

A look back on some of Hollywood’s most memorable moments.

1964: Thousands of screaming fans greeted The Beatles as they arrived at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport for their first U.S. tour.

1965: George Harrison had his tonsils removed at a London hospital.

1979: Stephen Stills became the first artist to record on digital equipment, at a recording studio in Los Angeles. However, Ry Cooder is credited with releasing the first digitally recorded record because Stills never released the material.

1980: Pink Floyd performed “The Wall” for the first time in the U.S. The band only did the show in Los Angeles and New York.

1981: Country singer John Conlee joined the Grand Ole Opry.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Miguel Ferrer is 59. Saxophonist Brian Travers of UB40 is 55. Comedian Robert Smigel (SMY’-guhl) (Triumph the Insult Comic Dog) is 54. Actor James Spader is 54. Country singer Garth Brooks is 52. Keyboardist David Bryan of Bon Jovi is 52. Comedian Chris Rock is 49. Actor Jason Gedrick (“Windfall,” ”Boomtown”) is 47. Guitarist Wes Borland of Limp Bizkit is 39. Bassist Tom Blankenship of My Morning Jacket is 36. Actor Ashton Kutcher (“That 70′s Show”) is 36. Actress Tina Majorino (“Napoleon Dynamite,” ”Veronica Mars”) is 29. Actress Deborah Ann Woll (“True Blood”) is 29.

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