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Today in entertainment history: July 31

Today in entertainment history: July 31

ON THIS DAY IN 2013: "Glee" actor Corey Monteith was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver. He had overdosed on heroin and alcohol. He was 31. Photo: Associated Press

1964: A Rolling Stones concert in Belfast was stopped after only 12 minutes because of rioting fans.

1971: James Taylor reached the top of the “Billboard” pop chart with “You’ve Got A Friend.”

1990: Zsa Zsa Gabor was released from jail in El Segundo, California, after serving a 72-hour sentence for slapping a Beverly Hills police officer.

2013: “Glee” actor Corey Monteith was found dead in a hotel room in Vancouver. He had overdosed on heroin and alcohol. He was 31.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Don Murray is 85. Actor Geoffrey Lewis is 79. Actress Susan Flannery (“Bold and the Beautiful”) is 75. Singer Lobo is 71. Singer Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis and the Playboys is 69. Actor Michael Biehn is 58. Singer-guitarist Daniel Ash (Love and Rockets, Bauhaus) is 57. Drummer Bill Berry (R.E.M.) is 56. Actor Wesley Snipes is 52. Country singer Chad Brock is 51. Musician Fatboy Slim is 51. Guitarist Jim Corr of The Corrs is 50. “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling is 49. Actor Dean Cain (“Lois and Clark”) is 48. Actress Eve Best (“Nurse Jackie”) is 43. Actor Robert Telfer (“Saved By The Bell”) is 37. Country singer Zac Brown is 36. Actor B.J. Novak (“The Office”) is 35. Actor Rico Rodriguez (“Modern Family”) is 16.

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