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Wednesday Morning Entertainment History

On August 22nd, 1956, the Five Satins made their debut in the R&B charts with "In the Still of the Night."

In 1966, Jerry Lee Lewis was signed to play Iago in "Catch My Soul," a rock version of Shakespeare's "Othello."

In 1968, John Lennon's wife Cynthia filed for divorce, one day shy of their sixth anniversary. By this time, John was seeing Yoko Ono, whom he married in 1969.

In 1970, Elvis Presley announced his first tour since 1958. It lasted six dates.

Today's Birthdays: Newsman Morton Dean is 77. Actress Valerie Harper is 73. Correspondent Steve Kroft ("60 Minutes") is 67. Actress Cindy Williams ("Laverne and Shirley") is 65. Guitarist David Marks of The Beach Boys is 64. Country singer Holly Dunn is 55. Guitarist Vernon Reid (Living Colour) is 54. Country singer Collin Raye is 52. Actress Regina Taylor ("The Unit," "I'll Fly Away") is 52. Singer Roland Orzabal of Tears for Fears is 51. Drummer Debbi Peterson of The Bangles is 51. Guitarist Gary Lee Conner of Screaming Trees is 50. Singer Tori Amos is 49. Country singer Mila Mason is 49. Keyboardist James DeBarge of DeBarge is 49. Rapper GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) is 46. Actor Ty Burrell ("Modern Family") is 45. Guitarist Paul Doucette of Matchbox Twenty is 40. Rapper Beenie Man is 39. Singer Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys is 39. Comedian Kristen Wiig ("Bridesmaids," "Saturday Night Live") is 39. Actress Jenna Leigh Green ("Sabrina the Teenage Witch") is 38. Keyboardist Bo Koster of My Morning Jacket is 38. Bassist Dean Back of Theory Of A Deadman is 37. Guitarist Jeff Stinco of Simple Plan is 34. Actor Brandon Adams ("The Mighty Ducks") is 33. Actress Aya Sumika is 32.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.


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