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Today in entertainment history: April 16

Today in entertainment history: April 16

THIS DAY IN 1962: Walter Cronkite made his debut as anchorman of "The CBS Evening News."With a full day's work behind him, CBS News correspondent Walter Cronkite sits, in New York on Aug 29, 1963, while makeup is applied and lights are adjusted so he will appear fresh for his nightly TV broadcast. Photo: Associated Press

1962: Walter Cronkite made his debut as anchorman of “The CBS Evening News.”

1972:The Electric Light Orchestra played its first live show.

1990:More than 72,000 people gathered at London’s Wembley Stadium for an anti-apartheid concert honoring African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela. He had recently been freed from prison. Performers included Jackson Browne, Tracy Chapman, the Neville Brothers and Bonnie Raitt.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Bobby Vinton is 80. Former Midnight Oil singer-turned-politician Peter Garrett is 62. Actress Ellen Barkin is 61. Bassist Jason Scheff of Chicago is 53. Singer Jimmy Osmond is 52. Singer David Pirner of Soul Asylum is 51. Actor-comedian Martin Lawrence is 50. Actor Jon Cryer is 50. Actor Peter Billingsley (“A Christmas Story”) is 44. Actor Lukas Haas is 39.

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