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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 4

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 4

THIS DAY IN 1987: The soundtrack to "Dirty Dancing" was released. Shown here are stars Cynthia Rhodes, Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze. Photo: Associated Press

1957: The Everly Brothers introduced their upcoming single “Wake Up Little Susie” on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” The song created a controversy, and some radio stations banned it.

1975: Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant and his family were seriously injured in a car accident while vacationing. The accident forced the band to postpone its U.S. tour.

1980: John Lennon and Yoko Ono began work on the album “Double Fantasy.” It ended up being Lennon’s last studio effort. He was shot to death later that year.

1987: The soundtrack to “Dirty Dancing” was released.

1995: The Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans were married. They had met two weeks earlier.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Frankie Ford is 76. Actress Tina Cole (“My Three Sons”) is 72. Actor-comedian Richard Belzer (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit,” ”Homicide”) is 71. Actor Billy Bob Thornton is 60. Actress Kym Karath (“The Sound of Music”) is 57. Actress Lauren Tom (“Joy Luck Club,” ”Men In Trees”) is 56. Producer Michael Gelman (“Live with Regis and Kelly”) is 54. Drummer Rob Cieka of Boo Radleys is 47. Actor Daniel Dae Kim (“Hawaii Five-O,” ”Lost”) is 47. Rapper Yo-Yo (“Miss Rap Supreme”) is 44. Singer-actor Marques Houston of Immature is 34. “American Idol” runner-up Crystal Bowersox is 30. Singer Tom Parker of The Wanted is 27. Actors Dylan and Cole Sprouse (“Big Daddy,” ”Grace Under Fire”) are 23. “American Idol” runner-up Jessica Sanchez is 20

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