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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 16

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 16

THIS DAY IN 1996: Wayne Newton performed his 25,000th Las Vegas show. Newton has performed more shows as a headliner in Las Vegas than any other entertainer. Photo: Associated Press

1957: The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, opened. It became famous as the place where The Beatles were a house band.

1970: The Who began a tour of European opera houses, performing excerpts from the rock opera “Tommy.”

1973: The last episode of “Bonanza” aired on NBC.

1996: Wayne Newton performed his 25,000th Las Vegas show. Newton has performed more shows as a headliner in Las Vegas than any other entertainer.

Today’s birthdays: Singer Barbara Lynn is 73. Country singer Ronnie Milsap is 72. Singer Katherine Anderson Schaffner of The Marvelettes is 71. Country singer Jim Stafford is 71. Actress-dancer Debbie Allen is 65. Singer Sade is 56. Bassist Paul Webb of Talk Talk is 53. Singer Maxine Jones of En Vogue is 49. Actor David Chokachi (“Baywatch”) is 47. Actor Richard T. Jones (“Judging Amy”) is 43. Supermodel Kate Moss is 41. Guitarist James Young of The Eli Young Band is 35. James Young Guitarist Nick Valensi of The Strokes is 34. Actress Renee Felice Smith (“NCIS: Los Angeles”) is 30.

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