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Today in entertainment history: March 7

Today in entertainment history: March 7

BEASTIE BOYS: Adam Yauch, center, and members of the group The Beastie Boys accept their Video Vanguard Award during the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles, Thursday night, Sept. 10, 1998. Photo: Associated Press/Kevork Djansezian

1956: “Blue Suede Shoes” by Carl Perkins entered the R&B chart, the first time a country artist had done that.

1969: “Pinball Wizard” by The Who, which was the first single from the album “Tommy,” was released in Britain.

1983: The country music channel The Nashville Network went on the air.

1987: “Licensed to Ill” by The Beastie Boys became the first rap album to hit No. 1 on the charts.

1999: Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick died of natural causes at his home outside London at the age of 70.

Today’s Birthdays: TV personality Willard Scott is 82. Actor Daniel J. Travanti is 76. Entertainment executive Michael Eisner is 74. Rock musician Chris White (The Zombies) is 73. Actor John Heard is 70. Rock singer Peter Wolf is 70. Rock musician Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum) is 70. Rhythm-and-blues singer-musician Ernie Isley (The Isley Brothers) is 64. Rock musician Kenny Aronoff (BoDeans, John Mellencamp) is 63. Actor Bryan Cranston is 60. Actress Donna Murphy is 57. Actor Nick Searcy is 57. Actress Mary Beth Evans is 55. Singer-actress Taylor Dayne is 54. Actor Bill Brochtrup is 53. Opera singer Denyce Graves is 52. Comedian Wanda Sykes is 52. Actor Jonathan Del Arco is 50. Rock musician Randy Guss (Toad the Wet Sprocket) is 49. Actor Peter Sarsgaard is 45. Actress Rachel Weisz is 45. Actor Jay Duplass is 43. Classical singer Sebastien Izambard (Il Divo) is 43. Rock singer Hugo Ferreira (Tantric) is 42. Actress Jenna Fischer is 42. Actor Tobias Menzies is 42. Actress Sarayu Rao is 41. Actress Audrey Marie Anderson is 41. Actor TJ Thyne is 41. Actress Laura Prepon is 36.

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