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Today in entertainment history: March 28

Today in entertainment history: March 28

GENESIS: From left to right, members of the band Genesis, Phil Collins, Tony Banks, Steve Hackett, and Mike Rutherford, answer questions in the press room at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Monday, March 15, 2010 in New York. Genesis is one of the bands inducted into the 25th anniversary class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Photo: Associated Press/Peter Kramer

1964: Madame Tussaud’s in London announced that The Beatles would become the first pop stars to be cast in wax.

1976: Genesis opened its first North American tour in Buffalo, New York, with drummer Phil Collins as lead vocalist, after auditioning more than 400 singers to replace Peter Gabriel.

1995: Julia Roberts and Lyle Lovett announced they were separating after 21 months of marriage.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Conchata Ferrell is 71. Actor Ken Howard is 70. Actress Dianne Wiest is 66. Country singer Reba McEntire is 59. Rapper Salt of Salt-N-Pepa is 48. Country singer Rodney Atkins is 45. Actor Vince Vaughn is 44. Rapper Mr. Cheeks of Lost Boyz is 43. Actor Ken L. (“The Parkers”) is 41. Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson is 41. Guitarist Dave Keuning of The Killers is 38. Actress Julia Stiles is 33. Singer Lady Gaga is 28.

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