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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 6

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 6

THIS DAY IN 1994: Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley made their first public appearance as newlyweds, in Budapest. Photo: Associated Press

1973: Stevie Wonder was seriously injured when the car he was riding in collided with a lumber truck in North Carolina. He spent four days in a coma.

1982: The movie “Pink Floyd — The Wall” had its U.S. premiere in New York.

1987: The Beastie Boys sued the city of Jacksonville for including the phrase “mature audience” on their concert tickets and ads.

1988: “Yo! MTV Raps” made its debut, hosted by Fab 5 Freddy.

1994: Michael Jackson and Lisa Marie Presley made their first public appearance as newlyweds, in Budapest.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor-director Peter Bonerz is 77. Actress Louise Sorel (“Days of Our Lives”) is 75. Actor Dorian Harewood is 65. Actress Catherine Hicks (“Seventh Heaven”) is 64. Singer Pat MacDonald of Timbuk 3 is 63. Actress Stepfanie Kramer is 59. Actress Faith Prince is 58. Singer Randy DeBarge of DeBarge is 57. Actor Leland Orser (“ER”) is 55. Actress Michelle Yeoh is 53. Country singers Peggy and Patsy Lynn of The Lynns are 51. Actor Jeremy Ratchford (“Cold Case”) is 50. Actor Benito Martinez is 47. Country singer Lisa Stewart is 47. Writer-director M. Night Shyamalan (“The Sixth Sense”) is 45. Actress Merrin Dungey (“Summerland,” ”Alias”) is 44. Singer Geri Halliwell (Spice Girls) is 43. Actor Jason O’Mara (“Life on Mars”) is 43. Actress Vera Farmiga (“Up In The Air,” ”The Departed”) is 42. Actress Soleil Moon Frye (“Sabrina The Teenage Witch,” ”Punky Brewster”) is 39. Actress Melissa George (“Alias,” ”Grey’s Anatomy”) is 39. Singer Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes is 34. Bassist Eric Roberts of Gym Class Heroes is 31.

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