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Today in entertainment history: June 9

Today in entertainment history: June 9

THIS DAY IN 1970:Bob Dylan was awarded an honorary doctorate in music from Princeton University. Photo: Associated Press

1969: Guitarist Brian Jones announced he was leaving the Rolling Stones because he didn’t agree with the band’s musical direction. He was replaced by Mick Taylor. Less than a month later, Jones was found dead at his home.

1970: Bob Dylan was awarded an honorary doctorate in music from Princeton University.

1980: Comedian Richard Pryor nearly killed himself while free-basing cocaine at his home in San Fernando Valley, California. The cocaine mixture exploded in his face.

1994: Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC set fire to the mansion belonging to her boyfriend, Atlanta Falcons receiver Andre Rison.

Today’s Birthdays: Comedian Jackie Mason is 87. Sports commentator Dick Vitale is 76. Actor Michael J. Fox is 54. Actor Johnny Depp is 52. Actress Gloria Reuben (“The Agency,” “ER”) is 51. Singer-actress Tamela Mann (“Meet The Browns,” ”Medea” films) is 49. Bassist Dean Felber of Hootie and the Blowfish is 48. Bassist Dean Dinning (Toad the Wet Sprocket) is 48. Musician Ed Simons of the Chemical Brothers is 45. Singer-guitarist Jamie Dailey of Dailey and Vincent is 40. Actress Michaela Conlin (“Bones”) is 37. Actress Natalie Portman is 34. Actress Mae Whitman (“Parenthood,” ”Arrested Development”) is 27.

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