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Today in entertainment history: April 23

Today in entertainment history: April 23

ON THIS DAY IN 1956:Elvis Presley made his Las Vegas debut, opening for comedian Shecky Greene. Presley's engagement was canceled after a week because of poor ticket sales, and he didn't return to Vegas for 13 years. Photo: Associated Press

1956: Elvis Presley made his Las Vegas debut, opening for comedian Shecky Greene. Presley’s engagement was canceled after a week because of poor ticket sales, and he didn’t return to Vegas for 13 years.

1987:Singer Carole King sued record company owner Lou Adler for breach of contract. She claimed she was owed more than $400,000 in royalties and demanded the rights to her old recordings.

1996:Actress Margot Kidder was found dazed and disheveled, hiding in bushes in a stranger’s yard in Los Angeles after disappearing for three days.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Alan Oppenheimer is 85. Actor David Birney is 76. Actor Lee Majors (“Six Million Dollar Man”) is 76. Actress Blair Brown is 67. Actress Joyce DeWitt (“Three’s Company”) is 66. Actor James Russo is 62. Director Michael Moore is 61. Actress Judy Davis is 60. Actress Valerie Bertinelli is 55. Comedian George Lopez is 54. Drummer Gen (Jesus Jones) is 51. Actress Melina Kanakaredes (“Providence”) is 48. Drummer Stan Frazier of Sugar Ray is 47. Guitarist Tim Womack of Sons of the Desert is 47. Actor Scott Bairstow (“Party of Five”) is 45. Actor John Lutz (“30 Rock”) is 42. Musicians Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National are 39. Actor-comedian John Oliver (“Community,” ”The Daily Show”) is 38. Actor Kal Penn (“House M.D.,” ”Harold and Kumar”) is 38. Singer Taio (TY’-oh) Cruz is 32. Actor Dev Patel (“Slumdog Millionaire”) is 25. Actor Matthew Underwood (“Zoey 101″) is 25.

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