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Today in entertainment history: June 27

Today in entertainment history: June 27

THIS DAY IN 1992:Michael Jackson kicked off his worldwide "Dangerous" tour. About 70,000 people filled a stadium in Munich to see the first show. Photo: Associated Press

1968: Elvis Presley began taping his first TV special, “Elvis.” The show’s success was seen as the beginning of his comeback.

1989: The Who performed the rock opera “Tommy” in its entirety for the first time in 17 years. The performance in New York was part of the band’s reunion tour, and it raised money for a children’s charity and for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1992: Michael Jackson kicked off his worldwide “Dangerous” tour. About 70,000 people filled a stadium in Munich to see the first show.

1995: Actor Hugh Grant was arrested for engaging in “lewd conduct” with a prostitute in a rented BMW in Los Angeles.

2001: Actor Jack Lemmon died of cancer in Los Angeles. He was 76.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Bruce Johnston of the Beach Boys is 72. Actress Julia Duffy (“Newhart”) is 63. Actress Isabelle Adjani is 59. Country singer Lorrie Morgan is 55. Writer-director J.J. Abrams (“Lost,” ”Alias”) is 48. Actor Yancey Arias (“Kingpin”) is 43. Actor Tobey Maguire is 39. Singer Leigh Nash of Sixpence None The Richer is 38. Reality star Khloe Kardashian is 30. Actor Drake Bell (“Drake and Josh”) is 28. Actor Sam Claflin (“Hunger Games” films) is 28. Actor Ed Westwick (“Gossip Girl”) is 27. Actress Madylin Sweeten (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) is 23.

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