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Today in entertainment: June 12

Today in entertainment: June 12

THIS DAY IN 1965:The Rolling Stones released the single "Satisfaction." Photo: Associated Press

1957:Jerry Lee Lewis’ single “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” entered the Billboard country and western chart. The next week, the record made its debut on the Billboard pop chart as well.

1963:The movie “Cleopatra” made its premiere in New York City. It starred Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.

1965: The Rolling Stones released the single “Satisfaction.”

1979: The New Jersey state legislature adopted Bruce Springsteen’s song “Born to Run” as its unofficial Youth Rock Anthem.

2001: A three-mile stretch of Highway 92 in Hiram, Georgia, was renamed “Travis Tritt Highway.”

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Vic Damone is 86. Disney composer Richard Sherman is 86. Actor-singer Jim Nabors is 84. Jazz musician Chick Corea is 73. Sports announcer Marv Albert is 73. Singer Len Barry is 72. Singer John Wetton of Asia and King Crimson is 65. Drummer Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick is 63. Country singer-guitarist Junior Brown is 62. Singer-songwriter Rocky Burnette is 61. Actor Timothy Busfield is 57. Singer Meredith Brooks is 56. Actress Jenilee Harrison (“Dallas,” ”Three’s Company”) is 56. Accordionist-keyboardist John Linnell of They Might Be Giants is 55. Rapper Grandmaster Dee of Whodini is 52. Actor Paul Schulze (“Nurse Jackie”) is 52. Actor Jason Mewes (“Clerks”) is 40. Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd is 37. Singer Robyn is 35. Country singer Chris Young is 29.

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