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Today in entertainment history: July 25

Today in entertainment history: July 25

THIS DAY IN 1990:Comedian Roseanne Barr sang the National Anthem in San Diego before a major league baseball game, spit, then scratched herself. The crowd booed, and she later apologized. Photo: Associated Press

1946: Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis began their partnership as a nightclub song and comedy act with a performance in Atlantic City. They split up in 1956.

1967: The Beatles took out an advertisement in the London Times urging the British government to legalize marijuana.

1969: Neil Young made his first concert appearance with Crosby, Stills and Nash. They played at the Fillmore East in New York.

1980: AC/DC released “Back In Black,” their first album with singer Brian Johnson.

1990: Comedian Roseanne Barr sang the National Anthem in San Diego before a major league baseball game, spit, then scratched herself. The crowd booed, and she later apologized.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Barbara Harris is 79. Singer-guitarist Bruce Woodley of The Seekers is 72. Drummer Jim McCarty of The Yardbirds is 71. Bassist Verdine White of Earth, Wind and Fire is 63. Supermodel Iman is 59. Cartoonist Ray Billingsley (“Curtis”) is 57. Guitarist Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth is 56. Country singer Marty Brown is 49. Actress Illeana Douglas is 49. Actor Matt LeBlanc (“Joey,” ”Friends”) is 47. Cellist Paavo Lotjonen of Apocalyptica is 46. Actor D.B. Woodside (“24″) is 45. Actress Miriam Shor (“Swingtown,” ”Hedwig and the Angry Inch”) is 43. Actor David Denman (“Parenthood,” ”The Office”) is 41. Actor Jay R. Ferguson (“Mad Men”) is 40. Actor James Lafferty (“One Tree Hill”) is 29. Actress Shantel VanSanten (“One Tree Hill”) is 29

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