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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 30

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 30

THIS DAY IN 1972: Elton John did a command performance benefit for Queen Elizabeth. Photo: Associated Press

1970: Jim Morrison of The Doors was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $500 for exposing himself in Miami.

1972: Elton John did a command performance benefit for Queen Elizabeth.

1978: The animated TV movie “Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park” aired on NBC.

2002: Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC was shot and killed at his recording studio in New York. He was 37.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Dick Gautier is 77. Songwriter Eddie Holland is 75. Singer Grace Slick is 75. Singer Otis Williams of The Temptations is 73. Actor Henry Winkler is 69. Bassist Timothy B. Schmit of The Eagles (and Poco) is 67. Actor Harry Hamlin is 63. Actor Charles Martin Smith is 61. Country singer T. Graham Brown is 60. Actor Kevin Pollak is 57. Actor Michael Beach (“Soul Food,” ”Third Watch”) is 51. Singer-guitarist Gavin Rossdale of Bush is 47. Actor Jack Plotnick (“Reno 911!”) is 46. “Cash Cab” host Ben Bailey is 44. Actress Nia Long is 44. Country singer Kassidy Osborn of SHeDAISY is 38. Actor Matthew Morrison (“Glee”) is 36. Actor Tequan Richmond (“Everybody Hates Chris”) is 22.

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