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! ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY !
On March sixth, 1966, the British prime minister received a petition from Beatles fans, asking that the Cavern Club in Liverpool be reopened. The club, where the Beatles performed more than 300 dates, was closed because of financial problems.
In 1970, serial killer Charles Manson's album "Lie" was released.
In 1972, U.S. immigration officials canceled John Lennon's visa extension, five days after it was granted.
In 1978, Billy Joel was awarded a rare platinum single for "Just The Way You Are."
In 1981, Walter Cronkite gave his final broadcast as anchor for the "CBS Evening News."
In 1992, the last episode of "The Cosby Show" was taped in New York. New York Mayor David Dinkins and the group Boyz II Men were on hand.
In 1996, musicians Johnny and Edgar Winter sued DC Comics over a horror comic with two characters called Johnny and Edgar Autumn. The case went all the way to the California Supreme Court. The Winters lost.
In 1999, country singer George Jones nearly killed himself in a car accident near his home in Nashville. He later pleaded guilty to drunk driving.
In 2000, all the original members of Earth, Wind and Fire played together for the first time in 20 years as they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Maurice White had announced the previous week he had Parkinson's disease. Eric Clapton also became the first person inducted into the Rock Hall three times.
Today's Birthdays: Actor Ben Murphy is 72. Singer Mary Wilson of The Supremes is 70. Drummer Hugh Grundy of The Zombies is 69. Singer-guitarist David Gilmour of Pink Floyd is 68. Actor-director Rob Reiner is 67. Singer Kiki Dee is 67. Actress Anna Maria Horsford ("The Shield," ''Amen") is 67. Sports correspondent Armen Keteyian is 61. Actor Tom Arnold is 55. Actress Suzanne Crough (CROH) ("The Partridge Family") is 51. Actor D.L. Hughley (HYOOG'-lee) ("The Hughleys") is 50. Country songwriter Skip Ewing is 50. Actress Connie Britton ("Nashville," ''American Horror Story") is 47. Actress Moira Kelly ("One Tree Hill") is 46. Actress Amy Pietz ("Caroline in the City") is 45. Pedal steel player Shan Farmer of Ricochet is 40. Rapper Beanie Sigel is 40. Rapper Bubba Sparxxx is 37. Drummer Chris Tomson of Vampire Weekend is 30. Rapper/producer Tyler, the Creator is 23.
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