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Today in entertainment history: April 22

Today in entertainment history: April 22

THIS DAY IN 1969:John Lennon changed his middle name from Winston to Ono. Photo: Associated Press

1969: John Lennon changed his middle name from Winston to Ono.

1974: Tina Turner began filming her role as the Acid Queen in the film version of “Tommy.”

1978:The Blues Brothers — John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd — made their network debut on “Saturday Night Live.” On the same show, Steve Martin performed his novelty hit “King Tut.”

2010: Poison singer Bret Michaels was rushed to a hospital after suffering a brain hemorrhage. He was recovering from an emergency appendectomy ten days earlier.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Charlotte Rae (“The Facts of Life”) is 89. Actress Estelle Harris (“Seinfeld”) is 87. Singer Glen Campbell is 79. Actor Jack Nicholson is 78. Singer Mel Carter is 72. Country singer Cleve Francis is 70. Director John Waters is 69. Singer Peter Frampton is 65. Singer Paul Carrack (Squeeze, Mike and the Mechanics) is 64. Actor Joseph Bottoms is 61. Actor Ryan Stiles (“The Drew Carey Show”) is 56. Comedian Byron Allen is 54. Actor Chris Makepeace is 51. Guitarist Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise is 49. Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 49. Actress Sheryl Lee (“Twin Peaks”) is 48. TV personality Sherri Shepherd (“The View”) is 48. Country singer Heath Wright of Ricochet is 48. Country singer Kellie Coffey is 44. Actor Eric Mabius (“Ugly Betty”) is 44. Bassist Shavo Odadjian of System Of A Down is 41. Singer-guitarist Daniel Johns of Silverchair is 36. Actress Michelle Ryan is 31. Actress Amber Heard is 29.

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