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Today in entertainment history: Aug. 5

Today in entertainment history: Aug. 5

THIS DAY IN 1957:"American Bandstand" with host Dick Clark debuted on ABC. The first act to appear was The Chordettes, who later had a hit with the song "Lollipop." In this 1957 photo, Clark is seen surrounded by fans during a broadcast. Photo: Associated Press

1957: “American Bandstand” with host Dick Clark debuted on ABC. The first act to appear was The Chordettes, who later had a hit with the song “Lollipop.”

1962: Marilyn Monroe was found dead in the bedroom of her Los Angeles home. Her death was ruled a “probable suicide” caused by an overdose of sleeping pills. She was 36.

1967: Pink Floyd’s first album, “The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn,” was released in the U.K.

1975: Stevie Wonder announced he had re-signed with Motown Records for $13 million. The contract wasn’t actually signed until the following April.

1984: Actor Richard Burton died at a hospital in Geneva, Switzerland. He was 58.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Loni Anderson is 69. Actress Erica Slezak (“One Life To Live”) is 68. Singer Rick Derringer is 67. Singer Samantha Sang is 61. Actress Maureen McCormick (“The Brady Bunch”) is 58. Guitarist Pat Smear (Foo Fighters) is 55. Actress Tawny Kitaen is 53. Country fiddler Mark O’Connor is 53. Actor Jonathan Silverman (“The Single Guy”) is 48. Country singer Terri Clark is 46. Cellist Eicca Toppinen (EYE’-kah TAH’-pihn-nehn) of Apocalyptica is 39.

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