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Today in entertainment: March 4

Today in entertainment: March 4

BIGGER THAN JESUS?: On this day in 1966 John Lennon said the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus." Photo: Associated Press

1952: Actor Ronald Reagan and actress Nancy Davis were married in San Fernando Valley, California.

1966: The London newspaper Evening Standard published an interview with John Lennon with his now-infamous quote, “We’re more popular than Jesus Christ right now.”

1973: Pink Floyd began a U.S. tour in Wisconsin. The band was supporting the album “Dark Side of the Moon.”

1993: Singer Patti LaBelle got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

1994: Producers Chris and Bob Herbert placed an ad in a British magazine for female singers who can dance. Nearly 400 auditioned, and five were chosen for a group that became The Spice Girls.

1996: Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr turned down a $225 million dollar offer to tour North America, Europe and Japan.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Bobby Womack is 70. Bassist Chris Squire of Yes is 66. Singer Shakin’ Stevens is 66. Singer Chris Rea is 63. Actor-singer Ronn Moss of Player (ex-”The Bold and the Beautiful”) is 62. Actress Kay Lenz is 61. Percussionist Emilio Estefan of the Miami Sound Machine is 61. Actress Catherine O’Hara is 60. Actor Mykelti Williamson (“Forrest Gump”) is 57. Actress Patricia Heaton (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) is 56. Actor Steven Weber (“Wings”) is 53. Bassist Jason Newsted (Metallica) is 51. Actress Stacy Edwards (“Chicago Hope”) is 49. Rapper Grand Puba (Brand Nubian) is 48. Drummer Patrick Hannan of The Sundays is 48. Singer Evan Dando of The Lemonheads is 47. Actress Patsy Kensit is 46. Drummer Fergal Lawler of The Cranberries is 43. Country singer Jason Sellers is 43. Actress Margo Harshman (“The Big Bang Theory”) is 28. Actress Andrea Bowen (“Desperate Housewives”) is 24.

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