Entertainment History

January 30, 2015 08:09 GMT

On January 30th, 1933, the first episode of the "Lone Ranger" radio program was broadcast on station WXYZ in Detroit.

In 1956, Elvis Presley recorded a version of Carl Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes," in New York.

In 1969, The Beatles gave their last public performance, on the roof of Apple Studios. It was filmed for the movie "Let It Be."

In 1973, Kiss performed their first show, in New York.

In 1989, singer Randy Travis won three American Music Awards, including one for favorite male country artist.

In 1990, Bob Dylan was named Commander in France's Order of Arts and Letters by the country's culture ministry.

In 1996, 21 people were injured at an overcrowded concert for the group Immature in Atlanta when the crowd surged toward the stage.

Today's birthdays: Actor Gene Hackman is 85. Actress Tammy Grimes is 81. Actress Vanessa Redgrave is 78. Country singer Jeanne Pruett is 78. Country singer Norma Jean is 77. Singer Marty Balin of Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship is 73. Horn player William King of The Commodores is 66. Musician Phil Collins is 64. Actor Charles S. Dutton ("Roc") is 64. Comedian Brett Butler ("Grace Under Fire") is 57. Singer Jody Watley is 56. Country singer Tammy Cochran is 43. Actor Christian Bale is 41. Singer Josh Kelley is 35. Actor Wilmer Valderrama ("That '70s Show") is 35. Actor Jake Thomas ("Lizzie McGuire," "AI") is 25.

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