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Today in entertainment history: June 30

Today in entertainment history: June 30

IT HAPPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1975:Singer Cher and rock star Gregg Allman were married. Photo: Associated Press

1952: The radio program “Guiding Light” made its debut as a television soap opera on CBS.

1975: Singer Cher and rock star Gregg Allman were married. They later divorced.

1981: Jerry Lee Lewis was hospitalized in Memphis because of a stomach ulcer. After two operations, doctors gave him less than a 50-50 chance of recovering. Within a few months, he was back on his feet.

1992: Actor Tom Hanks got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He showed up at the ceremony with some of his co-stars from the movie “A League Of Their Own.”

1995: Country singer Garth Brooks was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Nancy Dussault is 79. Singer Glenn Shorrock of the Little River Band is 71. Jazz bassist Stanley Clarke is 64. Actor David Garrison (“Married…with Children”) is 63. Guitarist Hal Lindes of Dire Straits is 62. Actor David Alan Grier is 59. Actor Vincent D’Onofrio is 56. Actress Deirdre Lovejoy (“The Wire”) is 53. Bassist Tom Drummond of Better Than Ezra is 46. Actress Monica Potter (“Parenthood,” ”Boston Legal”) is 44. Actress Lizzy Caplan (“Masters of Sex,” ”Mean Girls”) is 33. Guitarist James Adam Shelley of American Authors is 32. Singer and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino is 31.

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