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Today in entertainment history: April 29

Today in entertainment history: April 29

ON THIS DAY IN 1967:Aretha Franklin released the single "Respect." Photo: Associated Press

1967: Aretha Franklin released the single “Respect.”

1976: Security guards removed Bruce Springsteen from the grounds of Graceland. Springsteen was in Memphis on tour at the time and wanted to visit Elvis.

1990: 13 people were hospitalized after thousands of fans tried to get into a sold-out New Kids On the Block concert in Brighton, England.

1992: Singer Paula Abdul and actor Emilio Estevez were married in a judge’s chambers in Santa Monica, California. They have since split up.

Today’s Birthdays: Jazz musician Toots Thielemans is 94. Actor Keith Baxter is 83. Bluesman Otis Rush is 81. Singer Bob Miranda of The Happenings is 74. Country singer Duane Allen of The Oak Ridge Boys is 73. Singer Tommy James is 69. Bassist Wayne Secrest of Confederate Railroad is 66. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is 62. Actress Kate Mulgrew (“Star Trek: Voyager”) is 61. Actor Daniel Day-Lewis is 59. Actress Michelle Pfeiffer is 58. Actress Eve Plumb (“The Brady Bunch”) is 58. Country singer Stephanie Bentley is 53. Singer Carnie Wilson of Wilson Phillips is 48. Actor Paul Adelstein (“Private Practice”) is 47. Actress Uma Thurman is 46. Rapper Master P is 46. Actress Darby Stanchfield (“Scandal”) is 45. Country singer James Bonamy is 44. Singer Erica Campbell of Mary Mary is 44. Bassist Mike Hogan of The Cranberries is 43. Actress Megan Boone (“The Blacklist”) is 33. Actor Zane Carney (“Dave’s World”) is 31. Singer Amy Heidemann of Karmin is 30. Singer Foxes is 27.

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