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Today in entertainment history: June 25

Today in entertainment history: June 25

GONE SIX YEARS:In this March 5, 2009 file photo, Michael Jackson is shown at a press conference in London. Photo: Associated Press

1951: The first commercial color telecast took place as CBS transmitted a one-hour special from New York to four other cities.

1967: The Beatles recorded “All You Need Is Love” live on the “Our World” program, which was seen worldwide.

1984: Prince released his “Purple Rain” album.

1988: Debbie Gibson became the youngest artist to ever write, produce and perform a number-one hit, when “Foolish Beat” hit the top of the charts. She graduated from high school the next day.

2006: Nicole Kidman married Keith Urban in Sydney, Australia.

2009: Michael Jackson died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles. He was 50.

2009: Farrah Fawcett died of cancer outside Los Angeles. She was 62.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress June Lockhart is 90. Singer Eddie Floyd is 78. Actress Barbara Montgomery (“Amen”) is 76. Actress Mary Beth Peil (“The Good Wife,” ”Dawson’s Creek”) is 75. Singer Carly Simon is 70. Keyboardist-saxophonist Ian McDonald of Foreigner and King Crimson is 69. Actor-comedian Jimmie Walker is 68. TV personality Phyllis George is 66. Singer Tim Finn of Split Enz and Crowded House is 63. Keyboardist David Paich of Toto is 61. TV host/chef Anthony Bourdain is 59. Actor Ricky Gervais is 54. Singer George Michael is 52. Actress Erica Gimpel (TV’s “Fame,” ”Profiler”) is 51. Rapper Richie Rich is 48. Rapper Candyman is 47. Guitarist Sean Kelly (Sixpence None The Richer) is 44. Actress Angela Kinsey (“The Office”) is 44. Bassist Mike Kroeger (KROO’-ger) of Nickelback is 43. Actress Linda Cardellini (“ER,” ”Scooby Doo”) is 40. Actress Busy Philipps (“ER,” ”Dawson’s Creek”) is 36.

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