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This weekend in entertainment history: Feb. 15 & 16

This weekend in entertainment history: Feb. 15 & 16

REMEMBER WHEN?: On Feb. 15, 1964 one act had five songs on Billboard's Hot 100 list. It was The Beatles, with "I Want To Hold Your Hand," ''I Saw Her Standing There," ''She Loves You," ''Please, Please Me" and "My Bonnie." Photo: Associated Press

A look at some of Hollywood’s most memorable moments.

February 15

1941: Duke Ellington recorded “Take The A Train” with his big band. It became the orchestra’s theme song.

1950: Disney released the movie “Cinderella.”

1964: For the first time one act had five songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 list. It was The Beatles, with “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” ”I Saw Her Standing There,” ”She Loves You,” ”Please, Please Me” and “My Bonnie.”

1971: Pink Floyd released their “Dark Side of the Moon” album.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Claire Bloom is 83. Songwriter Brian Holland (Holland-Dozier-Holland) is 73. Drummer Mick Avory of The Kinks is 70. Actress Jane Seymour is 63. Singer Melissa Manchester is 63. Cartoonist Matt Groening (“The Simpsons”) is 60. Model Janice Dickinson (“America’s Next Top Model”) is 59. Singer Ali Campbell (UB40) is 55. Actor Joseph R. Gannascoli (“The Sopranos”) is 55. Bassist Mikey Craig of Culture Club is 54. Country singer Michael Reynolds of Pinmonkey is 50. Actor Michael Easton is 47. Actress Renee O’Connor (“Xena: Warrior Princess”) is 43. Actress Sarah Wynter (“24″) is 41. Singer Brandon Boyd of Incubus is 38. Drummer Ronnie Vannucci of The Killers is 38. Guitarist Gary Clark Junior is 30. Actress Natalie Morales (“Trophy Wife”) is 29. Actress Amber Riley (“Glee”) is 28.


February 16

1969: Country singers George Jones and Tammy Wynette were married in Ringgold, Georgia. They had said they were secretly married six months earlier.

1974: Elton John released “Bennie and the Jets.”

1990: Musician Ike Turner was sentenced to four years in prison on cocaine charges. He began serving his sentence the next day. Four years earlier, Turner had said he had been addicted to cocaine for 15 years.

2007: Britney Spears shaved her head after a salon owner refused to do it for her.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett in “The Empire Strikes Back”) is 69. Actor William Katt (“Greatest American Hero”) is 63. Singer James Ingram is 62. Actor LeVar Burton is 57. Rapper-actor Ice-T is 56. Actress Lisa Loring (“The Addams Family”) is 56. Guitarist Andy Taylor (Duran Duran) is 53. Drummer Dave Lombardo of Slayer is 49. Actress Sarah Clarke (“Twilight”) is 43. Drummer Taylor Hawkins of Foo Fighters is 42. Rapper Lupe Fiasco is 32. Singer Ryan Follese (FOL’-es-ay) of Hot Chelle (SHEL) Rae is 27. Guitarist and drummer Danielle Haim (HYM) of the rock group Haim (HYM) is 25. Actress Elisabeth Olsen (“Martha Marcy May Marlene”) is 25.

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