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Today in entertainment history: April 7

Today in entertainment history: April 7

ROLLING STONES:On this day in 1962 Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met future Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones at a London blues club. Photo: Associated Press

1927:An audience in New York saw an image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover, in the first successful long-distance demonstration of television.

1962: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met future Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones at a London blues club.

1970: “Midnight Cowboy” was named best picture at the Academy Awards. John Wayne won the best actor award for “True Grit.”

1998:Singer George Michael was arrested for committing a lewd act in a park restroom in Beverly Hills, California.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor James Garner is 86. Actor Wayne Rogers (“MASH”) is 81. Country singer Bobby Bare is 79. Singer Charlie Thomas of The Drifters is 77. Movie director Francis Ford Coppola (KOHP’-uh-lah) is 75. Singer Patricia Bennett of The Chiffons is 67. Singer-guitarist John Oates of Hall and Oates is 65. Drummer John Dittrich of Restless Heart is 63. Singer Janis Ian is 63. Actor Jackie Chan is 60. Actor Russell Crowe is 50. Singer Mark Kibble of Take 6 is 50. Actor Bill Bellamy (“Last Comic Standing,” ”Fastlane”) is 49. Actor Ed Speleers (“Downton Abbey”) is 26. Actor Conner Rayburn (“According to Jim”) is 15.

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