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Today in entertainment history: July 1

Today in entertainment history: July 1

THIS DAY IN 1970:The syndicated radio show "American Top 40," hosted by Casey Kasem, debuted in several American cities. Photo: Associated Press

1956: Elvis Presley appeared on Steve Allen’s variety show singing “Hound Dog” to a basset hound. He also was forbidden to dance.

1963: The Beatles recorded “She Loves You” at EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London. The song became the band’s second number-one hit in both the US and UK.

1970: The syndicated radio show “American Top 40,” hosted by Casey Kasem, debuted in several American cities.

1975: The Captain and Tennille received their first gold record with “Love Will Keep Us Together.”

1983: Bon Jovi signed a deal with Mercury Records in New York.

1991: Actor Michael Landon died after a battle with cancer. He was 54.

2000: Actor Walter Matthau died near Los Angeles of a heart attack. He was 79.

2004: Actor Marlon Brando died of lung failure at a hospital in Los Angeles. He was 80.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Olivia de Havilland is 99. Actress Leslie Caron is 84. Actor Jamie Farr is 81. Actress Jean Marsh (“Upstairs, Downstairs”) is 81. Bluesman James Cotton is 80. Dancer Twyla Tharp is 74. Actress Genevieve Bujold is 73. Singer Deborah Harry of Blondie is 70. Actor Trevor Eve is 64. Actor Daryl Anderson (“Lou Grant”) is 64. Singer Fred Schneider of The B-52’s is 64. Singer Victor Willis of the Village People is 64. Actor Dan Aykroyd is 63. Actress Lorna Patterson (“Airplane!”) is 59. Actor Alan Ruck (“Spin City”) is 59. Singer Evelyn “Champagne” King is 55. Country singer Michelle Wright is 54. Actor Andre Braugher (“Men of a Certain Age,” ”Homicide”) is 53. Actress Pamela Anderson is 48. Actor Henry Simmons (“NYPD Blue”) is 45. Rapper Missy Elliott is 44. Actress Julianne Nicholson (“Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” ”Ally McBeal”) is 44. Drummer Bryan Devendorf of The National is 40. Actress Liv Tyler is 38. Actress Hilarie Burton (“One Tree Hill”) is 33. Actors Steven and Andrew Cavarno (“Party of Five”) are 23.

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