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Today in entertainment history: May 21

Today in entertainment history: May 21

REMEMBER WHEN?A triumphant Susan Lucci, star of the soap opera "All My Children," holds the Daytime Emmy statue she waited 19 years to receive, during the Daytime Emmy Awards in New York, Friday, May 21, 1999. Lucci won for Best Actress in a Drama Series. Photo: Associated Press/Benjamin Luzon

1945: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married in a three-minute ceremony.

1963: Stevie Wonder recorded “Fingertips, Part Two” live in Chicago during a “Motown Revue.” It became his first number one hit, at age 13.

1979: Elton John began a brief tour of the Soviet Union, the first one the Soviets allowed a Western rock star.

1980: Joe Strummer of The Clash was arrested in Hamburg, Germany, after hitting a fan with his guitar. A fight had erupted during the concert.

1989: The last episode of “Miami Vice” aired after a five-year run on NBC.

1999: Actress Susan Lucci finally won a Daytime Emmy for best actress after losing for 18 years straight. She was honored for her portrayal of Erica Kane on “All My Children.”

2003: Ruben Studdard barely beat out Clay Aiken to win Fox’s second “American Idol” competition.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers is 74. Guitarist Hilton Valentine of The Animals is 72. Actor Richard Hatch (“Battlestar Galactica”) is 70. Keyboardist Bill Champlin (Chicago) is 68. Actress Carol Potter (“Beverly Hills, 90210,” ”Sunset Beach”) is 67. Singer Leo Sayer is 67. Comedian-turned-U.S. Senator Al Franken is 64. Actor Mr. T is 63. Drummer Stan Lynch (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) is 60. Actor Judge Reinhold is 58. Actor Brent Briscoe (“Mulholland Drive,” ”A Simple Plan”) is 54. Actress Lisa Edelstein (“House”) of 49. Actress Fairuza Balk (“The Waterboy”) is 41. Singer-guitarist Mikel Jollet of Airborne Toxic Event is 41. Rapper Havoc of Mobb Deep is 41. Actor David Ajala (“Black Box”) is 29. Actress Ashlie Brillault (“Lizzie McGuire”) is 28. Actress Sarah Ramos (“Parenthood,” ”American Dreams”) is 24.

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