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Today in Entertainment, October 25, 2012

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According to the AP, these events happened on October 25th:

  • In 1962, author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.   
  • In 1964, The Beatles dominated the British music industry awards, winning five. The songs "She Loves You" and "I Want To Hold Your Hand" placed one and two in the best-selling record category.   
  • Also in 1964, The Rolling Stones made their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." So many people complained that Sullivan said he'd never invite them back, but they made another appearance in 1965.   
  • In 1966, actor Burt Reynolds and actress Judy Carne divorced.   
  • In 1973, John Lennon sued the U.S. government for allegedly using surveillance against him in connection with his deportation case.   
  • In 1982, Bob Newhart returned to TV in another sitcom with the debut of "Newhart" on CBS.   
  • In 1991, rock promoter Bill Graham died in a helicopter crash after a Huey Lewis concert in Concord, California. He was 60.   
  • In 1992, entertainer Roger Miller died of cancer in Los Angeles at age 65. He's best known for the hit song "King Of The Road."   
  • In 1993, actor Vincent Price died. He was 82.   
  • In 1995, singer Cliff Richard was knighted by Queen Elizabeth. Richard reportedly was the favorite singer of the Queen Mother.   
  • In 1996, singer Paula Abdul married sportswear designer Brad Beckerman in Los Angeles. She filed for divorce 17 months later.     
Today's Birthdays: 
  • Singer-actress Barbra Cook is 85. 
  • Actress Marion Ross is 84. 
  • Country singer Jeanne Black is 75. 
  • Singer Jon Anderson of Yes is 68. 
  • Singer Taffy Danoff of Starland Vocal Band is 68. 
  • Guitarist Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest is 65. 
  • Actor Brian Kerwin is 63. 
  • Guitarist Matthias Jabs of Scorpions is 56. 
  • Actress Nancy Cartwright ("The Simpsons") is 55. 
  • Country singer Mark Miller of Sawyer Brown is 54. 
  • Drummer Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers and of Chickenfoot is 51. 
  • Actress Tracy Nelson ("Father Dowling Mysteries") is 49. 
  • Actor Michael Boatman ("The Good Wife," ''Spin City") is 48. 
  • Singer Speech (Arrested Development) is 44. 
  • Actor Adam Goldberg ("Saving Private Ryan") is 42. 
  • Guitarist Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies is 42. Country singer Chely Wright is 42. 
  • Actor Craig Robinson ("The Office") is 41. 
  • Actor Mehcad Brooks ("Desperate Housewives") is 32. 
  • Actor Ben Gould is 32. 
  • Singer Jerome Jones of Immature is 31. 
  • Rhythm-and-blues singer Young Rome is 31. 
  • Singer Katy Perry is 28. 
  • Singer Austin Winkler of Hinder is 28. 
  • Singer Ciara is 27. 
  • Actress Conchita Campbell ("The 4400") is 17. 

 

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