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Today's Entertainment History, February 6, 2013

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According to the AP, on Feb. 6:
  • In 1943, a Los Angeles jury acquitted actor Errol Flynn of three counts of statutory rape.   
  • In 1970, "Instant Karma" by John Lennon was released as a single.   
  • In 1989, actor Todd Bridges was ordered held without bond on an attempted murder charge. He pleaded not guilty in connection with a shooting.   
  • In 1990, singer Billy Idol shattered a leg and broke an arm when his motorcycle hit a car in Los Angeles. Police said Idol ran a stop sign and wasn't wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.   
  • In 1991, actor Danny Thomas died after suffering a heart attack at his Los Angeles home. He was 79. He was buried in Memphis a few days later.   
  • In 1995, rapper Tupac Shakur was sentenced to one-and-a-half to four-and-a-half years in prison on a sexual assault charge.   
  • In 1998, singer-guitarist Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys died of complications from lung cancer in Los Angeles. He was 51.   
  • Also in 1998, singer Falco was killed in a traffic accident in the Dominican Republic. He was 40. Falco was probably best known for his song "Rock Me Amadeus."   
  • In 2003, ABC aired the British documentary, "Living With Michael Jackson." Jackson's comments about allowing kids to spend the night in his bedroom prompted authorities to look into his relationships with children. Jackson was arrested the following November on child molestation charges.   
  • In 2011, Christina Aguilera botched the words to the national anthem before the Super Bowl. She said she got lost in the moment.     
Today's Birthdays: 
  • Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is 96. 
  • Actor Patrick MacNee ("The Avengers") is 91. 
  • Actor Rip Torn is 82. 
  • Actress Mamie Van Doren is 82. 
  • Actor Mike Farrell is 74. 
  • NBC news anchorman Tom Brokaw is 73. 
  • Actress Gayle Hunnicutt is 70. 
  • Singer Fabian is 70. 
  • Actor Michael Tucker is 69. 
  • Singer Natalie Cole is 63. 
  • Actor Jon Walmsley ("The Waltons") is 57. 
  • Actor-director Robert Townsend ("The Parent 'Hood") is 56. 
  • Actress Kathy Najimy ("Veronica's Closet," ''King of the Hill") is 56. 
  • Drummer Simon Phillips of Toto is 56. 
  • Actor Barry Miller ("Saturday Night Fever," ''Fame") is 55.
  •  Actress Megan Gallagher ("Millennium") is 53. 
  • Country singer Richie McDonald (Lonestar) is 51. 
  • Vocalist Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses is 51. 
  • Singer Rick Astley is 47. 
  • Bassist Tim Brown of the Boo Radleys is 44. 
  • Actor Brandon Hammond is 29. 
  • Actress Alice Greczyn is 27.

 

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