Today in entertainment history: Dec. 25

Today in entertainment history: Dec. 25

TODAY IN 1995: Entertainer Dean Martin died of respiratory failure at his home in Beverly Hills, California. He was 78. Photo: Associated Press

1959: Future Beatles drummer Ringo Starr got his first set of drums as a Christmas present. He was working as an apprentice engineer at the time.

1976: The Eagles’ album “Hotel California” went platinum.

1991: “The Prince of Tides,” directed by Barbra Streisand, opened nationwide.

1995: Entertainer Dean Martin died of respiratory failure at his home in Beverly Hills, California. He was 78.

2006: James Brown died at an Atlanta hospital. He was 73.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Hanna Schygulla is 71. Singer John Edwards of The Spinners is 70. Actor Gary Sandy (“WKRP In Cincinnati”) is 69. Singer Jimmy Buffett is 68. Country singer Barbara Mandrell is 66. Actress Sissy Spacek is 65. Actress CCH Pounder is 62. Singer Annie Lennox is 60. Singer Steve Wariner is 60. Guitarist Robin Campbell of UB40 is 60. Singer Shane McGowan (The Popes, the Pogues) is 57. Guitarist Noel Hogan of The Cranberries is 43. Singer Dido is 43. Singer Mac Powell of Third Day is 42. Country singer Alecia Elliott is 32. Singer Jess and Lisa Origliasso of The Veronicas are 30.

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