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Today in entertainment history: July 9

Today in entertainment history: July 9

THIS DAY IN 1956:Dick Clark made his debut as host of "Bandstand" on a Philadelphia TV station. The name was changed to "American Bandstand" when it went to ABC. Photo: Associated Press

1955: Pat Boone released his version of “Ain’t That A Shame,” which became his first No. 1 hit.

1956: Dick Clark made his debut as host of “Bandstand” on a Philadelphia TV station. The name was changed to “American Bandstand” when it went to ABC.

1971: Jim Morrison of The Doors was buried in Paris, six days after he was found dead in a bathtub. Word of Morrison’s death was finally given to the press after the burial, apparently to spare family members from being approached by reporters.

1975: Cher filed court papers to dissolve her marriage to Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers. They had been married just nine days.

1981: The Jacksons kicked off a 36-city tour, which grossed them $5.5 million and led to “The Jacksons Live” album.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor James Hampton (“F Troop”) is 79. Actor Brian Dennehy is 77. Actor Richard Roundtree is 73. Actor Chris Cooper is 64. TV personality-turned-musician John Tesh is 63. Country singer David Ball is 62. Singer Debbie Sledge of Sister Sledge is 61. Actor Jimmy Smits is 60. Actor Tom Hanks is 59. Singer Marc Almond of Soft Cell is 58. Actress Kelly McGillis is 58. Singer Jim Kerr of Simple Minds is 56. Singer Courtney Love is 51. Bassist Frank Bello of Anthrax is 50. Actor David O’Hara (“The District”) is 50. Drummer Xavier Muriel of Buckcherry is 47. Actor Scott Grimes (“ER,” ”Party of Five”) is 44. Musician Jack White is 40. Musician Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse) is 40. Actor Fred Savage is 39. Singer Dan Estrin of Hoobastank is 39. Actress Linda Park (“Jurassic Park 3”) is 37. Singer-actress Kiely Williams of 3LW (“Cheetah Girls” films) is 29. Actor Mitchel Musso (“Hannah Montana”) is 24. Actress Georgie Henley (“The Chronicles of Narnia”) is 20.

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