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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 7

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 7

TWIST & SHOUT: Chubby Checker, the 20-year-old Philadelphia entertainer who started the "Twist" craze that has swept the United States, demonstrates the hip-swiveling dance in London on Dec. 19, 1961. Photo: Associated Press

A look at some of Hollywood’s most memorable moments.

1955: Muddy Waters recorded “Hoochie Coochie Man” in Chicago.

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.

1974: James Taylor and Carly Simon had their second child, Sarah Martin, in New York.

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

Today’s Birthdays: Author-Screenwriter William Peter Blatty (“The Exorcist”) is 86. Keyboardist Paul Revere of Paul Revere and the Raiders is 76. “Rolling Stone” publisher Jann Wenner is 68. Singer Kenny Loggins is 66. Singer-songwriter Marshall Chapman is 65. Actress Erin Gray (“Silver Spoons,” ”Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”) is 64. Actor David Caruso is 58. TV personality Katie Couric is 57. Country singer David Lee Murphy is 55. Bassist Kathy Valentine, formerly with The Go-Go’s, is 55. David Marciano (“Homeland,” ”The Shield”) is 54. Actress Hallie Todd (“Lizzie McGuire”) is 52. Actor Nicolas Cage is 50. Singer John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting is 49. Actor-rapper Doug E. Doug (“Cool Runnings,” ”Cosby”) is 44. Actor Kevin Rahm (“Desperate Housewives,” ”Judging Amy”) is 43. Jeremy Renner (“The Avengers,” ”The Bourne Legacy,” ”The Hurt Locker” is 43. Country singer John Rich of Big and Rich is 40. Actor Dustin Diamond (“Saved By The Bell”) is 37. Actress Lauren Cohen (“The Walking Dead”) is 32. Actor Brett Dalton “Marvel’s Agents of Shield” is 31. Actor Liam Aiken (“Lemony Snicket”) is 24.

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