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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 7

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 7

THIS DAY IN 1994: Nirvana played their last U.S. show, at the Seattle Arena. Photo: Associated Press

1962: “The Twist” by Chubby Checker hit number one on the pop charts for a second time. It had previously hit number one in 1960 for seven weeks.

1970: Neighbors of New York land owner Max Yasgur sued him for $35,000 for property damage caused by people who attended the Woodstock festival. An estimated 450,000 people attended the three-day event.

1994: Nirvana played their last U.S. show, at the Seattle Arena.

Today’s Birthdays: Author-Screenwriter William Peter Blatty (“The Exorcist”) is 87. Singer Kenny Loggins is 67. Singer-songwriter Marshall Chapman is 66. Actress Erin Gray (“Silver Spoons,” ”Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”) is 65. Actor David Caruso is 59. TV personality Katie Couric is 58. Country singer David Lee Murphy is 56. Bassist Kathy Valentine, formerly with The Go-Go’s, is 56. David Marciano (“Homeland,” ”The Shield”) is 55. Actress Hallie Todd (“Lizzie McGuire”) is 53. Actor Nicolas Cage is 51. Singer John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting is 50. Actor-rapper Doug E. Doug (“Cool Runnings,” ”Cosby”) is 45. Actor Kevin Rahm (“Desperate Housewives,” ”Judging Amy”) is 44. Jeremy Renner (“The Avengers,” ”The Bourne Legacy,” ”The Hurt Locker” is 44. Country singer John Rich of Big and Rich is 41. Actor Dustin Diamond (“Saved By The Bell”) is 38. Singer-rapper Aloe Blacc is 36. Actress Lauren Cohen (“The Walking Dead”) is 33. Actor Brett Dalton “Marvel’s Agents of Shield” is 32. Actor Liam Aiken (“Lemony Snicket”) is 25. Actor Marcus Scribner (“black-ish”) is 15.

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