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Today in entertainment history: July 17

Today in entertainment history: July 17

THIS DAY IN 1968:The animated Beatles film "Yellow Submarine" premiered at the London Pavilion. Photo: Associated Press

1955: Disneyland opened in Anaheim, California.

1959: Jazz singer Billie Holiday died in a New York hospital while under arrest for narcotics possession. She was 44.

1965: “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” by James Brown was released. It sold more than 2 million copies.

1968: The animated Beatles film “Yellow Submarine” premiered at the London Pavilion.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Donald Sutherland is 83. Actress-singer Diahann Carroll is 80. Guitarist Spencer Davis of the Spencer Davis Group is 76. Bassist Geezer Butler of Black Sabbath is 66. Actress Lucie Arnaz is 64. Actor David Hasselhoff is 63. Bassist Fran Smith Junior of The Hooters is 63. Singer Regina Belle is 52. Country singer Craig Morgan is 51. Bassist Lou Barlow (Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh, Folk Implosion) is 49. Actor Andre Royo (“The Wire”) is 47. Actress Bitty Schram (“Monk”) is 47. Singer JC of PM Dawn is 44. Rapper Sole is 42. Country singer Luke Bryan is 39. Actor Mike Vogel (“Under the Dome,” ”The Help”) is 36. Actor Tom Cullen (“Downton Abbey”) is 30. Actor Brando Eaton (“Dexter”) is 29. Singer Jeremih is 28.

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