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Today in entertainment history: July 16

Today in entertainment history: July 16

THIS DAY IN 1994:Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, and Luciano Pavarotti sing at Dodger Stadium in Los Angles, in Encore: The Three Tenors. Performance marked the first time the three tenors had performed together in the United States. Photo: Associated Press

1966: Guitarist Eric Clapton joined bassist Jack Bruce and drummer Ginger Baker to form Cream.

1981: Singer Harry Chapin was killed when his car was struck by a tractor-trailer on New York’s Long Island Expressway. He was on his way to a benefit concert. Chapin was 38.

1994: The Three Tenors — Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras — reunited the night before the World Cup soccer final for a concert. It drew an estimated 1.3 billion TV viewers.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer William Bell is 75. Actor-singer Ruben Blades is 66. Drummer Stewart Copeland of The Police is 62. Dancer Michael Flatley (“Lord of the Dance”) is 56. Actress Phoebe Cates is 51. Actor Daryl “Chill” Mitchell (“Ed”) is 49. Actor Will Ferrell is 47. Actress Rain Pryor (“Head of the Class”) is 45. Actor Corey Feldman is 43. Singer-guitarist Ed Kowalczyk(Live (LYV)) is 43. Singer Ryan McCombs (Drowning Pool) is 40. Actress Jayma Mays (“Glee”) is 35. Actress AnnaLynne McCord (“Nip/Tuck”) is 27. Actor-singer James Maslow (“Big Time Rush”) is 24. Actor Mark Indelicato (“Ugly Betty”) is 20.

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