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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 16

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 16

THE WHO: Singer Roger Daltrey of the Who twirls his hand microphone by its cord during the final performance of the rock opera "Tommy," at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, June 7, 1970. Drummer Keith Moon and lead guitarist Pete Townshend, who wrote "Tommy" perform in the background. Photo: Associated Press/Harry Harris

A look at Hollywood headlines from years past.

1964: The musical “Hello, Dolly!” starring Carol Channing, opened on Broadway.

1970: The Who began a tour of European opera houses, performing excerpts from the rock opera “Tommy.”

1973: The last episode of “Bonanza” aired on NBC.

1976: The live album “Frampton Comes Alive!” was released.

1980: Paul McCartney was jailed in Tokyo after customs agents found marijuana in his luggage. Exactly four years later, he was arrested for marijuana possession in Barbados.

1990: Actors Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers released a statement that said they were ending their three-year marriage.

1991: The Byrds and Wilson Pickett were among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1996: Wayne Newton performed his 25,000th Las Vegas show. Newton has performed more shows as a headliner in Las Vegas than any other entertainer.

Today’s birthdays: Singer Barbara Lynn is 72. Country singer Ronnie Milsap is 71. Country singer Jim Stafford is 70. Director John Carpenter is 66. Actress-dancer Debbie Allen is 64. Singer Sade is 55. Bassist Paul Webb of Talk Talk is 52. Singer Maxine Jones of En Vogue is 48. Actor David Chokachi (“Baywatch”) is 46. Actor Richard T. Jones (“Judging Amy”) is 42. Supermodel Kate Moss is 40. Guitarist Nick Valensi of The Strokes is 33. Actress Renee Felice Smith (“NCIS: Los Angeles”) is 29.

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