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Today's Entertainment History, March 5, 2013

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According to AP on March fifth: 

  • In 1955, Elvis Presley made his TV debut on the regional show "The Louisiana Hayride."
  • In 1960, Elvis Presley was discharged from the Army.
  • In 1963, country singers Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins were killed when their small plane crashed near Camden, Tennessee. They were returning to Nashville following a benefit concert.
  • In 1971, Badfinger began its first American tour, in Toledo, Ohio.
  • In 1975, singer Rod Stewart met actress Britt Ekland at a party in Los Angeles. Their romance became much publicized.
  • In 1979, MCA Records dissolved the ABC record label. Hundreds of staffers were fired.
  • In 1982, comedian John Belushi was found dead of a drug overdose in Hollywood. He was 33.
  • In 1993, Paul McCartney kicked off a world tour in Perth, Australia, in support of his album "Off The Ground."
  • In 2002, "The Osbournes" premiered on MTV.
  • In 2004, Martha Stewart was convicted of obstruction of justice and lying to government investigators involving her ImClone stock. She was sentenced to five months in a minimum-security prison.
Today's Birthdays: 
  • Actor James Noble ("Benson") is 91. 
  • Actor James B. Sikking ("Hill Street Blues," ''Doogie Howser, M.D.") is 79. 
  • Actor Dean Stockwell is 77. 
  • Actor Fred Williamson is 75. 
  • Actor Michael Warren ("Soul Food," ''Hill Street Blues") is 67. 
  • Actor-singer Eddie Hodges is 66. 
  • Singer Eddy Grant is 65. 
  • Keyboardist Alan Clark of Dire Straits is 61. 
  • Actress-comedian Marsha Warfield ("Night Court") is 59. 
  • Comedian-magician Penn Jillette is 58. 
  • Singers Craig and Charlie Reid of The Proclaimers are 51. 
  • Guitarist John Frusciante (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 43. 
  • Singer Rome is 43. 
  • Actor Kevin Connolly ("Entourage") is 39. 
  • Actress Eva Mendes is 38. 
  • Model Niki Taylor is 38. 
  • Actor Sterling Knight ("Sonny With A Chance") is 24. 
  • Actor Jake Lloyd ("Star Wars Episode 1: Phantom Menace") is 24.


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