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Today in entertainment history: March 17

Today in entertainment history: March 17

ON THIS DAY IN 1968: The BeeGees made their U.S. television debut. Photo: Associated Press

1962: The band Blues Incorporated played its first gig in London. At various times, the band included future Rolling Stones members Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts. Another member was Jack Bruce, who later became the bassist for Cream.

1968: The Bee Gees made their U.S. television debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The brothers sang “To Love Somebody” and “Words.”

1993: Actress Helen Hayes died at age 92 in Nyack, New York, following a battle with heart problems.

2004: Courtney Love was arrested for allegedly throwing a microphone stand at a member of the audience at a show in New York. Earlier that day, she had appeared on David Letterman’s show and flashed him six times.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer-songwriter Jim Weatherly is 73. Singer-songwriter John Sebastian of the Lovin’ Spoonful is 72. Percussionist Harold Brown of War is 70. Actor Patrick Duffy is 67. Actor Kurt Russell is 65. Country singer Susie Allanson is 64. Actress Lesley-Anne Down is 62. Actor Mark Boone Junior (“Sons of Anarchy”) is 61. Country singer Paul Overstreet is 61. Actor Gary Sinise is 61. Actor Christian Clemenson (“CSI: Miami”) is 58. Actor Arye Gross (“Castle”) is 56. Actress Vicki Lewis (“NewsRadio”) is 56. Actor Casey Siemaszko (“NYPD Blue”) is 55. Actor Rob Lowe is 52. Singer Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins is 49. Bassist Van Conner of Screaming Trees is 49. Actor Mathew St. Patrick (“Six Feet Under”) is 48. Actor Yanic Truesdale (“Gilmore Girls”) is 47. Bassist Melissa Auf der Maur (Smashing Pumpkins, Hole) is 44. Drummer Caroline Corr of The Corrs is 43. Singer Keifer Thompson of Thompson Square is 43. Actress Marisa Coughlan (“Boston Legal,” “Freddy Got Fingered”) is 42. Rapper Swifty of D12 is 41. Actress Brittany Daniel (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is 40. Bassist Geoff Sprung of Old Dominion is 38. Singer Hozier is 26. Actor John Boyega (“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”) is 24.

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