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Today in entertainment history: April 3

Today in entertainment history: April 3

ON THIS DAY IN 1956:Elvis Presley made the first of two appearances on "The Milton Berle Show." He sang "Heartbreak Hotel" and two other songs. He earned $5,000. Photo: Associated Press

1956: Elvis Presley made the first of two appearances on “The Milton Berle Show.” He sang “Heartbreak Hotel” and two other songs. He earned $5,000.

1959: “Charlie Brown” by The Coasters was banned by the BBC because it contained the word “spitball.”

1973: Capitol Records released two Beatles greatest hits albums: one covering 1962 to 1966 and the other covering 1967 to 1970.

1996:Rapper MC Hammer filed for bankruptcy.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Marsha Mason is 72. Singer Wayne Newton is 72. Singer Billy Joe Royal is 72. Singer Tony Orlando is 70. Singer Richard Thompson is 65. Bassist Curtis Stone of Highway 101 is 64. Guitarist Mick Mars of Motley Crue is 58. Actor Alec Baldwin is 56. Actor David Hyde Pierce (“Frasier”) is 55. Comedian-actor Eddie Murphy is 53. Singer-guitarist Mike Ness of Social Distortion is 52. Singer Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) is 46. Actress Jennie Garth (“Beverly Hills 90210″) is 42. Actress Cobie Smulders (“How I Met Your Mother”) is 32. Singer Leona Lewis is 29. Actress Amanda Bynes is 28.

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