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Today in entertainment history: March 4

Today in entertainment history: March 4

BIGGER THAN JESUS?: On this day in 1966 John Lennon said the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus." Photo: Associated Press

1952: Actor Ronald Reagan and actress Nancy Davis were married in San Fernando Valley, California.

1966: The London newspaper Evening Standard published an interview with John Lennon with his now-infamous quote, “We’re more popular than Jesus Christ right now.”

1973: Pink Floyd began a U.S. tour in Wisconsin. The band was supporting the album “Dark Side of the Moon.”

1993: Singer Patti LaBelle got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1994: Producers Chris and Bob Herbert placed an ad in a British magazine for female singers who can dance. Nearly 400 auditioned, and five were chosen for a group that became The Spice Girls.

1996: Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr turned down a $225 million dollar offer to tour North America, Europe and Japan.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Paula Prentiss is 78. Movie director Adrian Lyne is 75. Singer Shakin’ Stevens is 68. Singer Chris Rea is 65. Actor/rock singer-musician Ronn Moss is 64. Actress Kay Lenz is 63. Musician Emilio Estefan is 63. Movie director Scott Hicks is 63. Actress Catherine O’Hara is 62. Actor Mykelti Williamson is 59. Actress Patricia Heaton is 58. Actor Steven Weber is 55. Rock musician Jason Newsted is 53. Actress Stacy Edwards is 51. Rapper Grand Puba is 50. Rock musician Patrick Hannan (The Sundays) is 50. Rock singer Evan Dando (Lemonheads) is 49. Actress Patsy Kensit is 48. Gay rights activist Chaz Bono is 47. Actress Andrea Bendewald is 46. Actor Nick Stabile is 46. Rock musician Fergal Lawler (The Cranberries) is 45. Country singer Jason Sellers is 45. Jazz musician Jason Marsalis is 39. Actress Jessica Heap is 33. Actor Scott Michael Foster is 31. TV personality Whitney Port is 31. Actress Margo Harshman is 30. Actor Josh Bowman is 28. Actress Andrea Bowen is 26. Actress Jenna Boyd is 23.

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