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Today in entertainment history: July 14

Today in entertainment history: July 14

THIS DAY IN 1939:Popeye the Sailor Man, seen here in 2004, appeared in his first cartoon. Photo: Associated Press

1933: Popeye the Sailor Man appeared in his first cartoon.

1967: The Who began its first American tour by opening for Herman’s Hermits.

1973: The Everly Brothers broke up after Phil got angry over Don’s performance, smashed his own guitar and walked off stage. They reunited eleven years later.

1988: Michael Jackson launched his first British tour at Wembley Stadium in London. He rode over the crowd in a cradle suspended from a crane.

1989: Cyndi Lauper released the first close-captioned video, for “My First Night Without You.”

1992: Actress Demi Moore appeared on the cover of “Vanity Fair” naked except for a suit that had been painted on.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Harry Dean Stanton is 88. Actress-singer Polly Bergen is 84. Actor Vincent Pastore (“The Sopranos”) is 68. Singer-comedian Kyle Gass of Tenacious D is 54. Actress Jane Lynch (“Glee,” ”Talladega Nights”) is 54. Actor Jackie Earle Haley is 53. Actor Matthew Fox (“Lost,” ”Party of Five”) is 48. Keyboardist Ellen Reid of Crash Test Dummies is 48. Singer-guitarist Tanya Donelly (Belly) is 48. Actress Missy Gold (“Benson”) is 44. Singer Tameka Cottle of Xscape is 39. Country singer Jamey Johnson is 39. Musician taboo of Black Eyed Peas is 39.

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