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Today in entertainment history: June 26

Today in entertainment history: June 26

ON THIS DAY IN 1977:Elvis Presley performed his last concert, in Indianapolis. Photo: Associated Press

1965: The Byrds hit number one on the “Billboard” Hot 100 chart with “Mr. Tambourine Man,” which was written by Bob Dylan.

1975: Sonny and Cher Bono’s divorce was finalized in Santa Monica, California. They had married in 1964. Four days after the divorce, Cher married Greg Allman.

1977: Elvis Presley performed his last concert, in Indianapolis.

1996: Van Halen announced original singer David Lee Roth would rejoin the band for a greatest hits album. Singer Sammy Hagar left because of “creative differences.”

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Billy Davis Junior of the Fifth Dimension is 74. Singer Georgie Fame is 71. Singer Brenda Holloway is 68. Actor Robert Davi (“Profiler”) is 63. Musician Mick Jones of The Clash is 59. Actor Gedde Watanabe (“ER,” ”Sixteen Candles”) is 59. Singer Chris Isaak is 58. Singer Patty Smyth is 57. Singer Terri Nunn of Berlin is 53. Singer Harriet Wheeler of The Sundays is 51. Guitarist Eddie Perez of The Mavericks is 46. Bassist Colin Greenwood of Radiohead is 45. Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson (“Magnolia,” ”Boogie Nights”) is 44. Actor Sean Hayes (“Will and Grace”) is 44. Actor Matt Letscher (“Eli Stone,” ”The New Adventures of Old Christine”) is 44. Actor Chris O’Donnell is 44. Actor Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”) is 44. Keyboardist Jeff Frankenstein of Newsboys is 40. Country singer Gretchen Wilson is 40. Drummer Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon is 35. Singer Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic is 35. Actor Jason Schwartzman (“Slackers,” ”Rushmore”) is 34. Actress Aubrey Plaza (“Parks and Recreation”) is 30. Actress Jennette McCurdy (“iCarly”) is 22. Singer-actress Ariana Grande is 21.

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