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Jul 4, 2013 11:17 AM by AP(PHOTO COURTESY: MGN ONLINE)

Today in Entertainment History for July 4, 2013

On July fourth, 1974, Steely Dan performed a concert in Santa Monica, California. They did not tour again for 18 years.

In 1982, Diana Ross kicked off her first world solo tour with a concert at Giants Stadium. Miles Davis opened the show.

Also in 1982, Ozzy Osbourne married manager Sharon Arden.

In 1983, Wayne Newton performed in Washington for a national Independence Day party instead of the Beach Boys. Interior Secretary James Watt had said the Beach Boys attracted "the wrong element."

In 1995, actress Eva Gabor died of complications from pneumonia at a hospital in Los Angeles. She was 74.

In 1997, newsman Charles Kuralt died in New York of complications from lupus. He was 62.

In 2002, "A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Presley, remixed by Junkie XL, hit number one on the singles chart, 25 years after Presley's death.

Also in 2002, actress Julia Roberts married cameraman Daniel Moder outside Taos, New Mexico.

In 2003, singer Barry White died in Los Angeles after battling kidney problems and a stroke. He was 58.


Today's Birthdays: Actress Eva Marie Saint is 89. Actress Gina Lollobrigida is 86. Playwright Neil Simon is 85. Singer Bill Withers is 75. Actress Karolyn Grimes (Zuzu in "It's A Wonderful Life") is 73. TV talk show host Geraldo Rivera is 70. Percussionist Ralph Johnson of Earth, Wind and Fire is 62. Percussionist Domingo Ortiz of Widespread Panic is 61. Singer John Waite is 58. Guitarist Kirk Pengilly (PEN'-geh-lee) of INXS (in-ex-ES') is 55. Steel guitarist Teddy Carr (Ricochet) is 53. DJ Zonka (Big Audio Dynamite) is 51. Singer Michael Sweet of Stryper is 50. Bassist Matt Malley (Counting Crows) is 50. Actor-comedian Al Madrigal ("The Daily Show") is 42. Singer Stephen "Ste" McNally of BBMak is 35. Actress Becki Newton ("Ugly Betty") is 35. Reality star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino ("Jersey Shore") is 31. Singer Melanie Fiona is 30.

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