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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 87. Disney composer Richard Sherman is 87. Actor-singer Jim Nabors is 85. Jazz musician Chick Corea is 74. Sports announcer Marv Albert is 74. Singer Len Barry is 73. Singer John Wetton of Asia and of King Crimson is 66. Drummer Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick is 64. Country singer-guitarist Junior Brown is 63. Singer-songwriter Rocky Burnette is 62. Actor Timothy Busfield is 58. Singer Meredith Brooks is 57. Actress Jenilee Harrison (“Dallas,” ”Three’s Company”) is 57. Accordionist-keyboardist John Linnell of They Might Be Giants is 56. Rapper Grandmaster Dee of Whodini is 53. Actor Paul Schulze (“Nurse Jackie”) is 53. Actor Jason Mewes (“Clerks”) is 41. Blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd is 38. Singer Robyn is 36. Country singer Chris Young is 30.

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