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Today in entertainment history: July 24

Today in entertainment history: July 24

ON THIS DAY IN 1976:Elton John had his first hit in Britain, "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" with Kiki Dee. Photo: Associated Press

1952: “High Noon,” starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly, opened.

1964: The Rolling Stones had to run for safety after the audience at a concert in Blackpool, England, mobbed the stage.

1976: Elton John had his first number one hit in Britain, “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart” with Kiki Dee.

1978: The movie “Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band” starring Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees was released.

1987: “La Bamba” opened. It was the movie biography of Richie Valens.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor John Aniston (“Days of Our Lives”) is 82. Comedian Ruth Buzzi is 79. Actor Mark Goddard (“Lost In Space”) is 79. Actor Chris Sarandon is 73. Comedian Gallagher is 69. Actor Robert Hays (“Airplane!”) is 68. Actor Michael Richards (“Seinfeld”) is 66. Actress Lynda Carter is 64. Director Gus Van Sant is 63. Country singer Pam Tillis is 58. Actor Kadeem Hardison is 50. Actress-singer Kristin Chenoweth is 47. Actress Laura Leighton (“Melrose Place”) is 47. Actor John P. Navin Junior is 47. Actress-singer Jennifer Lopez is 46. Basketball player-turned-actor Rick Fox is 46. Actor Eric Szmanda (“CSI”) is 40. Actress Rose Byrne is 36. Country singer Jerrod Neimann is 36. Actress Summer Glau is 34. Actress Elisabeth Moss is 33. Actress Anna Paquin is 33. Actress Mara Wilson is 28. Singer Jay McGuiness of The Wanted is 25. TV personality Bindi Irwin (“Bindi: The Jungle Girl”) is 17.

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