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Today in entertainment history: July 18

Today in entertainment history: July 18

TODAY IN 1974:The U.S. Justice Department ordered that John Lennon be deported. A federal appeals court overturned the deportation order in 1975. The following year, Lennon was granted permanent U.S. residency. Photo: Associated Press

1953: Elvis Presley recorded “My Happiness” as a gift for his mother. It was his first recording.

1974: The U.S. Justice Department ordered that John Lennon be deported. A federal appeals court overturned the deportation order in 1975. The following year, Lennon was granted permanent U.S. residency.

1991: The first Lollapalooza festival launched in Phoenix, Arizona. It featured Jane’s Addiction, Living Colour, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Henry Rollins and Nine Inch Nails.

1992: Singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown were married at her mansion in New Jersey. About 150 family members and friends attended the wedding ceremony.

Today’s Birthdays: Director Paul Verhoeven (“Basic Instinct,” ”Showgirls”) is 76. Singer Brian Auger is 75. Singer Dion is 75. Actor James Brolin is 74. Blues guitarist Lonnie Mack is 73. Singer Martha Reeves of Martha and the Vandellas is 73. Guitarist Wally Bryson of The Raspberries is 65. Country singer Ricky Skaggs is 60. Actress Audrey Landers (“Dallas”) is 58. Drummer Nigel Twist of The Alarm is 56. Actress Elizabeth McGovern is 53. Keyboardist John Hermann of Widespread Panic is 52. Actor Vin Diesel is 47. Actor Grant Bowler (“True Blood,” ”Ugly Betty”) is 46. Actor Eddie Matos (“All My Children”) is 42. Rapper M.I.A. is 39. Guitarist Daron Malakian of System Of A Down and of Scars On Broadway is 39. Drummer Tony Fagenson of Eve 6 is 36. Actress Kristen Bell (“Gossip Girl,” ”Veronica Mars”) is 34. Singer Ryan Cabrera is 32. Drummer Aaron Gillespie of Underoath is 31. Actor Chace Crawford (“Gossip Girl”) is 29.

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