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Entertainment History

February 09, 2016 08:10 GMT

Today in Entertainment History (( ); )

On February ninth, 1964, The Beatles made their first live U.S. television appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." An estimated 73 million people tuned in to watch the band perform five songs, including "I Want To Hold Your Hand."

In 1972, Wings played its first show -- unannounced and uninvited -- for students during lunchtime at Nottingham University in England. The price of admission was 33 cents.

In 1979, K-Mart pulled Steve Martin's comedy album "Let's Get Small" for being in bad taste.

In 1981, singer Bill Haley died in Harlingen, Texas, of natural causes. He was 56.

In 1993, both Mick Jagger and Paul McCartney released solo albums. Jagger's was called "Wandering Spirit" and McCartney's was titled "Off The Ground."

In 1997, "The Simpsons" became the longest-running prime-time animated series, beating the record previously held by "The Flintstones."

In 2011, singer Ashlee Simpson filed for divorce from Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz.

In 2015, Kanye West jumped on stage at the Grammys while Beck was accepting the award for album of the year for "Morning Phase." West left the stage without saying anything, but later said he did it because he thought Beyonce' should have won.

Today's Birthdays: News correspondent Roger Mudd is 88. Actress Janet Suzman is 77. Actress-turned-politician Sheila James Kuehl (KYOOL) ("The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis") is 75. Singer Carole King is 74. Singer Barbara Lewis is 73. Actor Joe Pesci is 73. Author Alice Walker ("The Color Purple") is 72. Actress Mia Farrow is 71. Singer Joe Ely is 69. Actress Judith Light ("Ugly Betty," `'Who's The Boss") is 67. Saxophonist Dennis "DT" Thomas of Kool and the Gang is 65. Actor Charles Shaughnessy ("The Nanny") is 61. Sax player Steve Wilson is 55. Country singer Travis Tritt is 53. Actress Julie Warner ("Nip/Tuck," `'Family Law") is 51. Actress Sharon Case ("The Young and the Restless") is 45. Actor Charlie Day ("It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia") is 40. Singer Chad Wolf of Carolina Liar is 40. Actor A.J. Buckley ("CSI: NY") is 39. Guitarist Richard On of O.A.R. is 37. Actor David Gallagher ("Seventh Heaven") is 31. Actor Michael B. Jordan ("Fruitvale Station," `'That Awkward Moment") is 29. Actress Rose Leslie ("Game of Thrones," `'Downton Abbey") is 29. Actress Camille Winbush ("The Bernie Mac Show") is 26. Actor Jimmy Bennett ("No Ordinary Family") is 20.

 
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