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Today in entertainment history: Feb. 11

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 11

THIS DAY IN 2012: Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathtub in a Los Angeles hotel. She was 48. Photo: Associated Press

A look back on Hollywood’s memorable moments.

1963: The Beatles recorded all of the tracks for their first album to be released in the U.K., “Please Please Me.” John Lennon had a bad cold and belted out “Twist and Shout” in one take.

1964: The Beatles performed their first U.S. concert, at the Coliseum in Washington. In the following days, the band performed in New York and in Florida, but the concerts were not considered part of an official tour.

1972: David Bowie first performed as “Ziggy Stardust,” at a show in Tollworth, England.

1983: The Rolling Stones tour documentary “Let’s Spend The Night Together” opened in the U.S. and Canada.

1986: Boy George guest-starred on an episode of “The A-Team” as a singer mistakenly booked into a country dance hall.

2012: Whitney Houston was found dead in a bathtub in a Los Angeles hotel. She was 48.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Conrad Janis (“Mork and Mindy”) is 86. Actress Tina Louise (“Gilligan’s Island”) is 80. Actor Burt Reynolds is 78. Songwriter Gerry Goffin is 75. Actor Sonny Landham (“48 Hours,” ”Predator”) is 73. Musician Sergio Mendes is 73. R&B singer Otis Clay is 72. Actress Catherine Hickland (“One Life To Live”) is 58. Drummer David Uosikkinen of The Hooters is 58. Actress Carey Lowell (“Law and Order”) is 53. Singer Sheryl Crow is 52. Actress Jennifer Aniston is 45. Singer D’Angelo is 40. Actor Brice Beckham (“Mr. Belvedere”) is 38. Vocalist Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park and of Fort Minor is 37. Singer-actress Brandy (“Moesha”) is 35. Actor Matthew Lawrence (“Boy Meets World”) is 34. Singer Kelly Rowland (Destiny’s Child) is 33. Singer Aubrey O’Day (Danity Kane) is 30. Actor Taylor Lautner is 22.

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