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Today in entertainment history: June 23

Today in entertainment history: June 23

ON THIS DAY IN 1972:Smokey Robinson and The Miracles performed together for the last time. They have since reunited for a few performances. Photo: Associated Press

1970: Chubby Checker was arrested at Niagara Falls, New York, after authorities found marijuana, hashish and some unidentified drugs in Checker’s car.

1972: Smokey Robinson and The Miracles perform together for the last time. They have since reunited for a few performances.

1975: Alice Cooper broke six ribs after falling off the stage during a concert in Vancouver.

1989: New Kids on the Block were nearly thrown out of a hotel in Anaheim, California. They were caught throwing balloons filled with Kool-Aid at guests.

1996: Actor Robert Downey Jr. was arrested on drug charges after authorities found crack cocaine, heroin and an unloaded .357 Magnum revolver in his truck during a traffic stop in Malibu, California.

Today’s birthdays: Singer Diana Trask is 75. Actor Ted Shackelford (“Knots Landing”) is 69. Actor Bryan Brown is 68. Former “American Idol” judge Randy Jackson is 59. Actress Frances McDormand is 58. Drummer Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth is 53. Singer Chico DeBarge is 45. Actress Selma Blair is 43. Singer KT Tunstall is 40. Singer Virgo Williams of Ghostown DJs is 40. Actress Emmanuelle Vaugier (“Two and a Half Men”) is 39. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz is 38. Actress Melissa Rauch (“The Big Bang Theory”) is 35. Singer Duffy is 31.

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