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Today in entertainment history: April 4

Today in entertainment history: April 4

THIS DAY IN 1964:The Beatles held the top five positions on Billboard's Hot 100. "Can't Buy Me Love" was number one, followed by "Twist and Shout," ''She Loves You," ''I Want To Hold Your Hand" and "Please Please Me." Photo: Associated Press

1960: “Ben Hur” won the best picture and best director Academy Awards. The film’s star, Charlton Heston, was named best actor.

1964: The Beatles held the top five positions on Billboard’s Hot 100. “Can’t Buy Me Love” was number one, followed by “Twist and Shout,” ”She Loves You,” ”I Want To Hold Your Hand” and “Please Please Me.”

1996: Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia’s widow, Deborah, scattered part of Garcia’s ashes in the Ganges River in India. He had died the previous August.

2004:Musician Beck married actress-screenwriter Marissa Ribisi.

Today’s Birthdays: Bandleader Hugh Masekela is 77. Actor Craig T. Nelson (“Coach”) is 72. Actress Christine Lahti (“Chicago Hope”) is 66. Singer Steve Gatlin of the Gatlin Brothers is 65. Actress Mary-Margaret Humes (“Dawson’s Creek,” ”History of the World Part 1″) is 62. Writer-producer David E. Kelley (“Ally McBeal,” ”The Practice”) is 60. Actress Constance Shulman (“Orange Is The New Black”) is 58. Actor Hugo Weaving (“The Matrix,” ”Lord of the Rings”) is 56. Bassist Craig Adams (The Cult) is 54. Talk show host Graham Norton is 53. Comedian David Cross (“Arrested Development,” ”Mr. Show”) is 52. Actor Robert Downey Junior is 51. Actress Nancy McKeon is 50. Country singer Clay Davidson is 45. Singer Josh Todd of Buckcherry is 45. Singer Jill Scott is 44. Bassist Magnus Sveningsson of The Cardigans is 44. Magician David Blaine is 43. Singer Kelly Price is 43. Singer Andre Dalyrimple of Soul for Real is 42. Guitarist Josh McSwain of Parmalee is 41. Actor James Roday (“Psych”) is 40. Actress Natasha Lyonne (“Orange Is The New Black,” ”American Pie”) is 37. Actress-singer Jamie Lynn Spears (“Zoey 101”) is 25. Actress Daniela Bobadilla (“Anger Management”) is 23. Singer Austin Mahone is 20.

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