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Today in Entertainment History, November 19, 2012

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According to the AP, on November 26th:

  • In 1942, the motion picture "Casablanca," starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, had its world premiere in New York City.   
  • In 1956, bandleader Tommy Dorsey was found dead at his Connecticut home after apparently choking. He was 51.   
  • In 1962, The Beatles recorded "Please Please Me."   
  • In 1968, Cream performed its farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker continued working together in the band Blind Faith.   
  • In 1976, 10cc (ten-see-see) broke up.   
  • In 1982, jazz trumpeter Miles Davis married actress Cicely Tyson in New York. Comedian Bill Cosby was the best man.   
  • In 1989, more than 45 acts participated in an earthquake relief "Rock-A-Thon" broadcast on public television and in northern California. Three concerts were held in San Francisco, Oakland and Watsonville, the town hit hardest by the quake.   
  • In 1992, Michael Jackson's "Dangerous" album was released. Hundreds of fans lined up at stores nationwide to buy it on the first day.     
Today's Birthdays: 
  • Impressionist Rich Little is 74. 
  • Singer Tina Turner is 73. 
  • Singer Jean Terrell (replaced Diana Ross in the Supremes) is 68. 
  • Bassist John McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 67. 
  • Actress Jamie Rose ("Falcon Crest," ''St. Elsewhere") is 53. 
  • Country singer Linda Davis is 50. 
  • Actor Peter Facinelli ("Nurse Jackie") is 39. 
  • Actress Maia Campbell ("In the House") is 36. 
  • Country singer Joe Nichols is 36. 
  • Actress Jessica Bowman ("Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman") is 32. 
  • Singer Natasha Bedingfield is 31. 
  • Singer-guitarist Mike Gossin of Gloriana is 28. 
  • Drummer Ben Wysocki of The Fray is 28. 
  • Singer Lil Fizz of B2K is 27. 
  • Singer Aubrey Collins (Trick Pony) is 25. 


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