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Today in entertainment history: June 26

Today in entertainment history: June 26

ON THIS DAY IN 1977:Elvis Presley performed his last concert, in Indianapolis. Photo: Associated Press

1965: The Byrds hit number one on the “Billboard” Hot 100 chart with “Mr. Tambourine Man,” which was written by Bob Dylan.

1975: Sonny and Cher Bono’s divorce was finalized in Santa Monica, California. They had married in 1964. Four days after the divorce, Cher married Greg Allman.

1977: Elvis Presley performed his last concert, in Indianapolis.

1996: Van Halen announced original singer David Lee Roth would rejoin the band for a greatest hits album. Singer Sammy Hagar left because of “creative differences.”

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Billy Davis Junior of the Fifth Dimension is 77. Singer Georgie Fame is 72. Singer Brenda Holloway is 69. Actor Robert Davi (“Profiler”) is 64. Musician Mick Jones of The Clash is 60. Actor Gedde Watanabe (“ER,” ”Sixteen Candles”) is 60. Singer Chris Isaak is 59. Singer Patty Smyth is 58. Singer Terri Nunn of Berlin is 54. Singer Harriet Wheeler of The Sundays is 52. Guitarist Eddie Perez of The Mavericks is 47. Bassist Colin Greenwood of Radiohead is 46. Writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson (“Magnolia,” ”Boogie Nights”) is 45. Actor Sean Hayes (“Will and Grace”) is 45. Actor Matt Letscher (“Eli Stone,” ”The New Adventures of Old Christine”) is 45. Actor Chris O’Donnell is 45. Actor Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”) is 45. Keyboardist Jeff Frankenstein of Newsboys is 41. Country singer Gretchen Wilson is 41. Drummer Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon is 36. Singer Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic is 36. Actor Jason Schwartzman (“Slackers,” ”Rushmore”) is 35. Actress Aubrey Plaza (“Parks and Recreation”) is 31. Actress Jennette McCurdy (“iCarly”) is 23. Singer-actress Ariana Grande is 22.

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