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Today in entertainment history: Feb. 12

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 12

THIS DAY IN 2000: "Peanuts" cartoonist Charles Schulz died at his home in San Francisco after battling colon cancer. He was 77. He died the day before his last "Peanuts" strip was published. Photo: Associated Press

A look back on this day in history.

1956: Screamin’ Jay Hawkins recorded “I Put A Spell On You” in New York City.

1961: “Shop Around” by The Miracles became the first million-seller for Motown Records.

1977: The Police recorded their first single, “Fall Out.”

1968: Jimi Hendrix returned home to Seattle to perform a free show for local high school students.

1990: M.C. Hammer released “Please Hammer Don’t Hurt ‘Em,” featuring the hit single, “U Can’t Touch This.”

2000: “Peanuts” cartoonist Charles Schulz died at his home in San Francisco after battling colon cancer. He was 77. He died the day before his last “Peanuts” strip was published.

Today’s Birthdays: Movie director Franco Zeffirelli is 91. Sportscaster Joe Garagiola is 88. Actor Joe Don Baker is 78. Country singer Moe Bandy is 70. Actress Maud Adams (“Octopussy”) is 69. Actor Cliff DeYoung is 68. Actor Michael Ironside is 64. Guitarist Steve Hackett (Genesis) is 64. Singer Michael McDonald (Doobie Brothers) is 62. Actress Joanna Kerns is 61. Actor-talk show host Arsenio Hall is 58. Actor Raphael Sbarge (“Once Upon A Time”) is 50. Actor Josh Brolin (“True Grit,” ”No Country For Old Men”) is 46. Singer Chynna Phillips of Wilson Phillips is 46. Bassist Jim Creeggan of Barenaked Ladies is 44. Keyboardist Keri Lewis of Mint Condition is 43. Actor Jesse Spencer (“House”) is 35. Actress Sarah Lancaster (“Chuck”) is 34. Actress Christina Ricci is 34. Actress Jennifer Stone (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) is 21. Actresses Baylie and Rylie Cregut (“Raising Hope”) are 4.

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