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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 10

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 10

MOONWALKER: Michael Jackson during a 1988 performance. Photo: Associated Press

A look back on the Hollywood headlines of years past.

1948: Future country star Loretta Webb married Oliver “Mooney” Lynn, becoming Loretta Lynn.

1956: Elvis Presley began his first recording session for RCA Records. “Heartbreak Hotel” was among the songs he recorded.

1967: National Educational Television, the forerunner of the Public Broadcasting Service, operated as a true network for the first time as it carried President Lyndon B. Johnson’s State of the Union address.

1971: Singer Bob Dylan performed with country musician Earl Scruggs for a PBS documentary.

1989: Michael Jackson’s “Moonwalker” video was released. Jackson played a superhero in the video, which included a lengthy fantasy segment set to the song “Smooth Criminal.”

1991: Clint Black joined the Grand Ole Opry.

2000: Melissa Etheridge and her partner, Julie Cypher, revealed David Crosby was the father of their two children by artificial insemination.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Frank Sinatra Junior is 70. Singer Rod Stewart is 69. Singer-keyboardist Donald Fagen of Steely Dan is 66. Actor William Sanderson (“Deadwood,” ”Newhart”) is 66. Singer Pat Benatar is 61. Guitarist Michael Schenker (Scorpions) is 59. Singer Shawn Colvin is 58. Singer-guitarist Curt Kirkwood of Meat Puppets is 55. Actor Evan Handler (“Sex and the City,” ”Californication”) is 53. Singer Brad Roberts of Crash Test Dummies is 50. Actress Trini Alvarado is 47. Singer Brent Smith of Shinedown is 36. Rapper Chris Smith of Kris Kross is 35.

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