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Celebrity Birthdays for June 13: Actor Malcolm McDowell is 81. CFL Hall of Fame receiver Terry Evanshen is 80. Singer Dennis Locorriere of Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show is 75. Actor Stellan Skarsgard ("Mamma Mia") is 73. Actor Jonathan Hogan is 73.


Today in History for June 13: On this date: In 323 B.C., Alexander III of Macedonia, better known as "Alexander the Great," died at age 32. In 1525, German church reformer Martin Luther married former nun Katherine von Bora.


Today in Music History for June 13: In 1816, English church organist Edward Rimbault was born. He composed the hymn tune to which is sung "O Happy Day, That Fixed My Choice.


Celebrity Birthdays for June 12: Sports announcer Marv Albert is 83. Singer Roy Harper is 83. Actor Roger Aaron Brown is 75. Drummer Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick is 74. Country singer-guitarist Junior Brown is 72.


Today in History for June 12: In 1690, Hudson's Bay Co. employee Henry Kelsey began a two-year journey from York Factory in what is now northern Manitoba.


Today in Music History June 12: In 1941, jazz keyboardist Chick Corea was born in Chelsea, Mass. He established himself as a major jazz figure with his work on Miles Davis's landmark jazz-rock albums "In a Silent Way" and "Bitches Brew" in 1969.


Celebrity Birthdays for June 11: International Motorsports Hall-of-Famer Jackie Stewart is 85. Funk drummer Bernard (Pretty) Purdie is 85. Singer Joey Dee of Joey Dee and the Starliters is 84. Actress Adrienne Barbeau ("Maude") is 79.


Today in History for June 11: On this date: In 1509, England's King Henry VIII married his first wife, Catherine of Aragon. In 1638, the first earthquake recorded in Canada was felt in Quebec. In 1770, Capt.


Today in Music History for June 11: In 1864, German composer Richard Strauss was born. Strauss completed the development of the 19th-century symphonic poem and was a leading composer of romantic opera in the early 20th century.


Celebrity Birthdays for June 10: Actress Alexandra Stewart ("Under the Cherry Moon") is 85. Actor Jurgen Prochnow is 83. Singer Shirley Alston Reeves of The Shirelles is 83. Former Reform Party leader Preston Manning is 82.