The Beatles began recording material for their first album in 1963.

Carrie Fisher made her film debut in the 1975 movie Shampoo – a year later she was cast as Princess Leia in Star Wars.

After 27 years in jail, Nelson Mandela was finally released from a South African prison in 1990.

Fashion designer Alexander Mcqueen died in 2010.

And on the eve of the Grammy Awards, 48 year old Whitney Houston was found dead in her Beverly Hills Hotel room in 2012.

Today’s Birthdays:

Kelly Rowland is 34 (1981).

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Jennifer Aniston is 46 (1969).

Sheryl Crow is 53 (1962).

And Burt Reynolds is 79 (1936).

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