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Today in entertainment history: Feb. 6

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 6

NATIONAL ANTHEM: Pop star Christina Aguilera sings the national anthem before the NFL Super Bowl XLV football game between the Green Bay Packers and the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. Photo: Associated Press//Mike Groll

A look back on some of Hollywood’s memorable moments.

1970: “Instant Karma” by John Lennon was released as a single.

1989: Actor Todd Bridges was ordered held without bond on an attempted murder charge. He pleaded not guilty in connection with a shooting.

1998: Singer-guitarist Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys died of complications from lung cancer in Los Angeles. He was 51.

2003: ABC aired the British documentary, “Living With Michael Jackson.” Jackson’s comments about allowing kids to spend the night in his bedroom prompted authorities to look into his relationships with children. Jackson was arrested the following November on child molestation charges.

2011: Christina Aguilera botched the words to the national anthem before the Super Bowl. She said she got lost in the moment.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is 97. Actor Patrick MacNee (“The Avengers”) is 92. Actor Rip Torn is 83. Actress Mamie Van Doren is 83. Actor Mike Farrell is 75. NBC news anchorman Tom Brokaw is 74. Actress Gayle Hunnicutt is 71. Singer Fabian is 71. Actor Michael Tucker is 70. Singer Natalie Cole is 64. Actor Jon Walmsley (“The Waltons”) is 58. Actor-director Robert Townsend (“The Parent ‘Hood”) is 57. Actress Kathy Najimy (“Veronica’s Closet,” ”King of the Hill”) is 57. Drummer Simon Phillips of Toto is 57. Actor Barry Miller (“Saturday Night Fever,” ”Fame”) is 56. Actress Megan Gallagher (“Millennium”) is 54. Country singer Richie McDonald (Lonestar) is 52. Vocalist Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses is 52. Singer Rick Astley is 48. Bassist Tim Brown of the Boo Radleys is 45.

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