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Today in entertainment history: June 16

Today in entertainment history: June 16

THIS DAY IN 1978:The movie version of "Grease" opened in North American theaters. The movie starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Photo: Associated Press

1960: The movie “Psycho” opened in Hollywood.

1970: Sponsors for Woodstock announced they lost more than $1.2 million dollars on the concert.

1975: John Lennon sued the U.S. government. He charged that officials tried to deny his immigration through selective prosecution.

1978: The movie version of “Grease” opened in North American theaters. The movie starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Bill Cobbs is 80. Country singer Billy “Crash” Craddock is 76. Songwriter Lamont Dozier is 73. Singer Eddie Levert of The O’Jays is 72. Actress Joan Van Ark is 71. Singer James Smith of The Stylistics is 64. Singer Gino Vannelli is 62. Actress Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne,” ”Norm”) is 59. Model-actress Jenny Shimizu is 47. Actor James Patrick Stuart is 46. Actor John Cho (2009’s “Star Trek,” ”Harold and Kumar” movies) is 42. Actor Eddie Cibrian (“Third Watch”) is 41. Actress China (CHEE’-nah) Shavers (“Boston Public”) is 37. Actress Sibel Kekilli (“Game of Thrones”) is 34. Actress Missy Peregrym (PEH’-rih-grihm) is 32. Actress Olivia Hack is 31. “American Idol” runner-up Diana DeGarmo is 27. Bassist Ian Keaggy of Hot Chele (SHEL) Rae is 27.

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