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Today in Entertainment History, November 7, 2012

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According to the AP, these events happened on November seventh:

  • In 1951, Frank Sinatra and Ava Gardner were married. She filed for divorce in 1954.   
  • In 1960, A.P. Carter of the country-gospel Carter Family Singers died in Kingsport, Tennessee. He was 62.   
  • In 1963, the all-star comedy "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World" had its world premiere in Hollywood.   
  • In 1968, The Doors were banned in Phoenix after Jim Morrison told the audience to stand up. Police were wary of Morrison's intentions because he had recently mooned an audience.   
  • In 1974, Ted Nugent won the National Squirrel Shooting Archery Contest by hitting a squirrel at 150 yards with a bow and arrow.   
  • In 1977, the soundtrack to "Saturday Night Fever" was released.   
  • In 1990, Arsenio Hall got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.   
  • In 1991, actor Paul Reubens, better known as Pee Wee Herman, pleaded no contest to an indecent exposure charge. He had been arrested in Sarasota, Florida, for allegedly exposing himself in a movie theatre.   
  • In 1997, Rosemary Clooney married longtime companion Dante DiPaolo in Maysville, Kentucky, after living together for 24 years.   
  • In 2006, Britney Spears filed for divorce from Kevin Federline. They had been married for just over two years, and she had given birth to their second son just two months earlier.   
  • In 2011, Dr. Conrad Murray was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson in 2009.     
Today's Birthdays: 
  • Actor Barry Newman is 74. 
  • Singer Johnny Rivers is 70. 
  • Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell is 69. 
  • Actor Christopher Knight ("The Brady Bunch") is 55. 
  • Musician Tommy Thayer (KISS) is 52. 
  • Actress Julie Pinson is 45.
  • Guitarist Greg Tribbett of Mudvayne is 44. 
  • Actor Jeremy London ("Party of Five") is 40. 
  • Actor Jason London ("The Rage: Carrie Two") is 40. 
  • Actress Yunjin Kim ("Lost") is 39. 
  • Guitarist Zach Myers of Shinedown is 29. 
  • Rapper Tinie Tempah is 24.  


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