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Today in entertainment history: July 24

Today in entertainment history: July 24

ON THIS DAY IN 1976:Elton John had his first hit in Britain, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" with Kiki Dee. Photo: Associated Press

1952: “High Noon,” starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, opened.

1964: The Rolling Stones had to run for safety after the audience at a concert in Blackpool, England, mobbed the stage.

1976: Elton John had his first number one hit in Britain, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” with Kiki Dee.

1978: The movie “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees was released.

1987: “La Bamba” opened. It was the movie biography of Richie Valens.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor John Aniston (“Days of Our Lives”) is 81. Comedian Ruth Buzzi is 78. Actor Mark Goddard (“Lost In Space”) is 78. Actor Chris Sarandon is 72. Comedian Gallagher is 68. Actor Robert Hays (“Airplane!”) is 67. Actor Michael Richards (“Seinfeld”) is 65. Actress Lynda Carter is 63. Director Gus Van Sant is 62. Country singer Pam Tillis is 57. Actor Kadeem Hardison is 49. Actress-singer Kristin Chenoweth is 46. Actress Laura Leighton (“Melrose Place”) is 46. Actor John P. Navin Junior is 46. Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez is 45. Basketball player-turned-actor Rick Fox is 45. Actor Eric Szmanda (“CSI”) is 39. Actress Rose Byrne is 35. Country singer Jerrod Neimann is 35. Actress Summer Glau is 33. Actress Elisabeth Moss is 32. Actress Anna Paquin is 32. Actress Mara Wilson is 27. Singer Jay McGuiness of The Wanted is 24. TV personality Bindi Irwin (“Bindi: The Jungle Girl”) is 16.

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