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Today in entertainment history: Dec. 6

Today in entertainment history: Dec. 6

ROLLING STONES TRAGEDY: Fans frolic at the infamous "Gimme Shelter" rock concert featuring the Rolling Stones at the Altamont Race Track in Livermore, California in 1969. Photo: Associated Press

A look at the entertainment headlines from Dec. 6.

1969: Four people died at a Rolling Stones concert at the Altamont Speedway in Livermore, California. One of the victims was stabbed by a Hell’s Angel.

1970: On the anniversary of the Altamont Speedway concert, the documentary “Gimme Shelter” premiered in New York. It was about the Rolling Stones’ 1969 tour.

1988: Singer Roy Orbison died of a heart attack near Nashville, Tennessee. He was 52.

1995: Michael Jackson collapsed during a rehearsal for an HBO special.

2003: Musician Elvis Costello married jazz singer Diana Krall.

Today’s birthdays: Country singer Helen Cornelius is 72. Singer Frank Beverly of Maze is 67. Actress JoBeth Williams is 65. Actor Tom Hulce is 60. Actor Kin Shriner is 60. Talk show host Wil Shriner is 60. Drummer Rick Buckler of The Jam is 58. Country singer Bill Lloyd of Foster and Lloyd is 58. Comedian Steven Wright is 58. Guitarist Peter Buck of R.E.M. is 57. Drummer David Lovering of The Pixies is 52. Guitarist Ben Watt of Everything But The Girl is 51. Actress Janine Turner (“Strong Medicine,” ”Northern Exposure”) is 51. Director Judd Apatow (“The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” ”Knocked Up”) is 46. Keyboardist Ulf “Buddha” Ekberg of Ace of Base is 43.

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