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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 25

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 25

BRITISH INVASION: On this day in 1964 the Beatles were climbing the music charts. Photo: Associated Press

A look back at the memorable moments and Hollywood high notes that occurred on Oct 25.

1962: Author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.

1964: The Beatles dominated the British music industry awards, winning five. The songs “She Loves You” and “I Want To Hold Your Hand” placed one and two in the best-selling record category.

1964: The Rolling Stones made their first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” So many people complained that Sullivan said he’d never invite them back, but they made another appearance in 1965.

1982: Bob Newhart returned to TV in another sitcom with the debut of “Newhart” on CBS.

1993: Actor Vincent Price died. He was 82.

1996: Singer Paula Abdul married sportswear designer Brad Beckerman in Los Angeles. She filed for divorce 17 months later.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer-actress Barbra Cook is 86. Actress Marion Ross is 85. Country singer Jeanne Black is 76. Singer Jon Anderson (Yes) is 69. Singer Taffy Danoff of Starland Vocal Band is 69. Guitarist Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest is 66. Actor Brian Kerwin is 64. Guitarist Matthias Jabs of Scorpions is 57. Actress Nancy Cartwright (“The Simpsons”) is 56. Country singer Mark Miller of Sawyer Brown is 55. Drummer Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers and of Chickenfoot is 52. Actress Tracy Nelson (“Father Dowling Mysteries”) is 50. Actor Michael Boatman (“The Good Wife,” ”Spin City”) is 49. Actor Kevin Michael Richardson (“The Cleveland Show”) is 49. Singer Speech (Arrested Development) is 45. Actor Adam Goldberg (“Saving Private Ryan”) is 43. Guitarist Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies is 43. Actor Craig Robinson (“The Office”) is 42. Actor Mehcad (muh-CAD’) Brooks (“Desperate Housewives”) is 33. Singer Jerome Jones of Immature is 32. Singer Katy Perry is 29. Singer Austin Winkler of Hinder is 29. Singer Ciara is 28.

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