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Today in entertainment history: June 23

Today in entertainment history: June 23

ON THIS DAY IN 1972:Smokey Robinson and The Miracles perform together for the last time. They have since reunited for a few performances. Photo: Associated Press

1970: Chubby Checker was arrested at Niagara Falls, New York, after authorities found marijuana, hashish and some unidentified drugs in Checker’s car.

1972: Smokey Robinson and The Miracles perform together for the last time. They have since reunited for a few performances.

1975: Alice Cooper broke six ribs after falling off the stage during a concert in Vancouver.

1989: New Kids on the Block were nearly thrown out of a hotel in Anaheim, California. They were caught throwing balloons filled with Kool-Aid at guests.

1996: Actor Robert Downey Jr. was arrested on drug charges after authorities found crack cocaine, heroin and an unloaded .357 Magnum revolver in his truck during a traffic stop in Malibu, California.

Today’s birthdays: Singer Diana Trask is 74. Singer Rosetta Hightower of The Orlons is 70. Actor Ted Shackelford (“Knots Landing”) is 68. Actor Bryan Brown is 67. “American Idol” mentor Randy Jackson is 58. Actress Frances McDormand is 57. Drummer Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth is 52. Singer Chico DeBarge is 44. Actress Selma Blair is 42. Singer KT Tunstall is 39. Singer Virgo Williams of Ghostown DJs is 39. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is 37. Actress Melissa Rauch (“The Big Bang Theory”) is 34. Singer Duffy is 30.

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