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This weekend in entertainment history: Feb 1 & 2

This weekend in entertainment history: Feb 1 & 2

HALFTIME: In a Sunday Feb. 1, 2004 file photo, entertainer Janet Jackson, left, covers her breast after her outfit came undone during the half time performance with Justin Timberlake at Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston. A federal appeals court in Philadelphia threw out out a $550,000 fine issued by the Federal Communications Commission against CBS Corp. Monday, July 21, 2008, for the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show that ended with Janet Jackson's breast-baring "wardrobe malfunction."/David Phillip

A look back on the memorable moments that happened in Hollywood on Feb. 1 and 2.

February 1

1950: RCA introduced the 45 RPM record player.

1954: Big Joe Turner recorded “Shake, Rattle and Roll.”

1964: The governor of Indiana declared the song “Louie, Louie” by The Kingsmen to be pornographic, even though the average listener wasn’t able to decipher the lyrics. The governor asked a state broadcasters’ association to ban the record.

1965: James Brown recorded “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag” in Charlotte, North Carolina.

1968: Elvis Presley’s only child, Lisa Marie, was born.

1982: “Late Night with David Letterman” premiered on NBC.

2004: Justin Timberlake ripped Janet Jackson’s top during the Super Bowl halftime show and exposed her breast. During that same show, Kid Rock wrapped himself in a poncho made of an American flag.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Stuart Whitman is 86. Actor-comedian Garrett Morris is 77. Singer Don Everly of The Everly Brothers is 77. Singer Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show is 77. Jazz pianist Joe Sample is 75. Bluegrass singer Del McCoury is 75. Actor-writer-director Terry Jones (Monty Python) is 72. Guitarist Mike Campbell of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers is 64. Actor-writer-producer Billy Mumy (MOO’-mee) (“Lost in Space”) is 60. Singer Exene Cervenka of X is 58. Keyboardist Dwayne Dupuy of Ricochet is 49. Actress Sherilyn Fenn is 49. Singer Lisa Marie Presley is 46. Comedian Pauly Shore is 46. Drummer Patrick Wilson of Weezer is 45. Actor Michael C. Hall (“Dexter,” ”Six Feet Under”) is 43. Rapper Big Boi of Outkast is 39. Singer Andrew VanWyngarden of MGMT is 31. TV personality Lauren Conrad (“The Hills,” ”Laguna Beach”) is 28. Actress-singer Heather Morris of “Glee” is 27. Singer Harry Styles of One Direction is 20.


February 2

1979: Former Sex Pistols member Sid Vicious died of a heroin overdose at age 21. The death was ruled accidental.

1993: Willie Nelson and the Internal Revenue Service reached a settlement on his estimated $17 million tax debt.

1996: Entertainer Gene Kelly died of complications from strokes at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83.

2011: The White Stripes announced their breakup.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Elaine Stritch is 89. Actor Robert Mandan (“Soap,” ”Three’s A Crowd”) is 82. Comedian Tom Smothers is 77. Singer Graham Nash is 72. Actor Bo Hopkins is 70. Singer Howard Bellamy of the Bellamy Brothers is 68. TV chef Ina (EE’-nah) Garten (“Barefoot Contessa”) is 66. Actor Brent Spiner (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) is 65. Bassist Ross Valory of Journey is 65. Model Christie Brinkley is 60. Actor Michael Talbott (“Miami Vice”) is 59. Actress Kim Zimmer (“Guiding Light”) is 59. Bassist Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots is 48. Actress Jennifer Westfeldt (“Kissing Jessica Stein”) is 44. Rapper T-Mo (Goodie Mob) is 42. Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur is 41. Singer Shakira is 37. Actor Rich Sommer (“Mad Men” Film: “The Devil Wears Prada”) is 36.

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