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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 14

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 14

TODAY IN 1971: Rod Stewart released "Maggie May." Photo: Associated Press

1970: Singer Stephen Stills was arrested on cocaine possession charges at a motel in La Jolla, California. He was released on $2,500 bail.

1971: Rod Stewart released “Maggie May.”

1985: Michael Jackson outbid Paul McCartney for the ATV music publishing catalog, which included many Beatles songs. Jackson paid $47.5 million dollars.

1989: Bon Jovi’s “New Jersey” was the first American album to be released legally in what was then the Soviet Union.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer-pianist Buddy Greco is 89. Singer Dash Crofts of Seals and Crofts is 77. Singer David Crosby is 74. Country singer Connie Smith is 74. Actor-comedian Steve Martin is 70. Actor Antonio Fargas (“Starsky and Hutch”) is 69. Bassist Larry Graham of Sly and the Family Stone is 69. Actress Susan St. James is 69. Romance novelist Danielle Steel is 68. Cartoonist Gary Larson (“The Far Side”) is 65. Keyboardist Terry Adams of NRBQ is 65. Actor Carl Lumbly (“Alias”) is 64. Actress Jackee Harry (“Sister, Sister,” “227”) is 59. Actress Marcia Gay Harden is 56. Singer Sarah Brightman is 55. Actress Susan Olsen (“The Brady Bunch”) is 54. Actress Halle Berry is 49. Actress Catherine Bell (“JAG”) is 47. Guitarist Kevin Cadogan (Third Eye Blind) is 45. Actor Christopher Gorham (“Ugly Betty”) is 41. Actress Mila Kunis (“That ’70s Show”) is 32. Actor Lamorne Morris is 32. TV personality Spencer Pratt (“The Hills”) is 32.

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