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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 7

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 7

'BEACH PARTY:' In this 1963 file photo, singer Frankie Avalon and actress Annette Funicello are seen on Malibu Beach during filming of "Beach Party." Photo: Associated Press

1963: Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello’s first movie together, “Beach Party,” was released.

1970: “Soul Train” made its debut on a Chicago TV station.

1991: Charges of assault and property damage were filed against Axl Rose in connection with a riot during a Guns N’ Roses concert in the St. Louis area.

2011: Singer Gavin DeGraw was attacked by a group of unknown assailants in New York. He suffered a concussion, a broken nose and black eyes.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Verna Bloom (“Animal House”) is 77. Humorist Garrison Keillor is 73. Singer B.J. Thomas is 73. Actor John Glover is 71. Actor David Rasche is 71. Country singer Rodney Crowell is 65. Actor Wayne Knight (“Seinfeld”) is 60. Singer Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden is 57. Actor David Duchovny (“Californication,” ”The X-Files”) is 55. Actress Delane Matthews (“Dave’s World”) is 54. Actor Harold Perrineau (“Lost,” ”Oz”) is 52. Country singer Raul Malo of The Mavericks is 50. Actress Charlize Theron is 39. Drummer Barry Kerch of Shinedown is 39.

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