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Today in Entertainment History, November 6, 2012

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According to the AP, these events happened on November sixth:
  • In 1947, NBC's "Meet The Press" went on the air.   
  • In 1957, "The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour" premiered on CBS. During this series, the couple agreed to divorce.   
  • In 1973, singer Gram Parsons' manager, Phil Kaufman, was fined $300 for stealing Parsons' body from the Los Angeles International Airport. The body was cremated instead of taken to Parsons' funeral. Kaufman claimed that it was Parsons' wish to be cremated.   
  • In 1975, the Sex Pistols played their first concert, at a London art school dance. Ten minutes into it, the school social programmer unplugged their amps.   
  • In 1984, Marvin Gay (correct) Senior received five years' probation for shooting his son, singer Marvin Gaye. He had pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter.   
  • In 1988, Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, announced they were seeking treatment for alcoholism.   
  • In 1989, Cathy Yvonne Stone lost a Supreme Court bid for a share of Hank Williams Senior's copyright royalties. She claimed to be his daughter.   
  • In 1990, fire swept through the backlot at Universal Studios in California, destroying sets used in "Dick Tracy," ''Back To The Future Part 2" and other films.   
  • In 1999, country singer Lee Ann Womack married longtime boyfriend Frank Liddell in a private ceremony.     
Today's Birthdays: 
  • Director Mike Nichols is 81. 
  • Country singer Stonewall Jackson is 80. 
  • Singer Eugene Pitt of the Jive Five is 75. 
  • Singer P.J. Proby is 74. 
  • Country singer Guy Clark is 71. 
  • Actress Sally Field is 66. 
  • Singer Glenn Frey is 64. 
  • Actress Lori Singer ("Fame," ''Footloose") is 55. 
  • Actor Lance Kerwin is 52. 
  • Bassist Paul Brindley of The Sundays is 49. 
  • Singer Corey Glover of Living Colour is 48. 
  • Actor Peter DeLuise ("seaQuest DSV," ''21 Jump Street") is 46. 
  • Actress Kelly Rutherford ("Melrose Place") is 44. 
  • Actor Ethan Hawke is 42. 
  • Actress Thandie Newton is 40. 
  • Model-actress Rebecca Romijn is 40. 
  • Actress Nicole Dubuc ("Major Dad") is 34. 
  • Actress Taryn Manning is 34. 
  • Actress Emma Stone ("Zombieland," ''Superbad") is 24. 
  • Actress Mercedes Kastner is 23. 

 

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