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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 30

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 30

LAST PERFORMANCE: The Beatles gave their last public performance, in 1969 on the roof of Apple Studios. It was filmed for the movie "Let It Be." Photo: Associated Press

A look back on some of the milestones of Jan. 30.

1933: The first episode of the “Lone Ranger” radio program was broadcast on station WXYZ in Detroit.

1956: Elvis Presley recorded a version of Carl Perkins’ “Blue Suede Shoes,” in New York.

1969: The Beatles gave their last public performance, on the roof of Apple Studios. It was filmed for the movie “Let It Be.”

1973: Kiss performed their first show, in New York.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Gene Hackman is 84. Actress Tammy Grimes is 80. Actress Vanessa Redgrave is 77. Country singer Jeanne Pruett is 77. Country singer Norma Jean is 76. Singer Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship is 72. Horn player William King of The Commodores is 65. Musician Phil Collins is 63. Actor Charles S. Dutton (“Roc”) is 63. Comedian Brett Butler (“Grace Under Fire”) is 56. Singer Jody Watley is 55. Country singer Tammy Cochran is 42. Actor Christian Bale is 40. Singer Josh Kelley is 34. Actor Wilmer Valderrama (“That ’70s Show”) is 34. Actor Jake Thomas (“Lizzie McGuire,” ”AI”) is 24.

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