(Following Advance for Use Wednesday, August 28)

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On August 28th, 1961, Motown released its first No. 1 hit, "Please Mr. Postman" by The Marvelettes.

In 1963, Peter, Paul and Mary performed "Blowin' in the Wind" before civil rights marchers who had gathered in Washington to hear Martin Luther King Jr. speak.

In 1964, The Beatles met Bob Dylan, who supposedly introduced them to marijuana.

In 1965, Bob Dylan was booed off stage at Forest Hills Stadium in New York for playing electric guitar.

In 1967, the Grateful Dead and Big Brother and the Holding Company played at the wake of a Hell's Angels member who was struck by a car in San Francisco.

In 1972, David Bowie and the Spiders from Mars made their debut at Carnegie Hall in New York. Bowie gave the performance while he was sick with the flu.

In 1982, George Strait had his first No. 1 country song with "Fool-Hearted Memory."

In 1986, Tina Turner received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In 2003, the MTV Video Music Awards opened with a performance by Madonna in which she kissed Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera full on their mouths.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Sonny Shroyer ("The Dukes of Hazzard") is 78. Actor Ken Jenkins ("Scrubs") is 73. Actor David Soul is 70. Actress Barbara Bach is 67. Singer Wayne Osmond of The Osmonds is 62. Actor Daniel Stern is 56. Actress Emma Samms is 53. Actress Jennifer Coolidge is 52. Country singer Shania (shuh-NY'-uh) Twain is 48. Actor Billy Boyd ("Lord of the Rings") is 45. Actor-singer Jack Black of Tenacious D is 44. Actor Jason Priestley ("Beverly Hills, 90210") is 44. Actor J. August Richards ("Angel") is 40. Singer-bassist Max Collins of Eve 6 is 35. Actress Carly Pope ("Popular") is 33. Country singer Jake Owen is 32. Country singer Leann Rimes is 31. Singer Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine is 27. Actor Armie Hammer ("The Lone Ranger," ''The Social Network") is 27. Actor Samuel Larsen ("Glee") is 22. Actress Quvenzhane (kwuh-VEHN'-zhah-nay) Wallis ("Beasts of the Southern Wild") is 10.

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