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Today in Entertainment History, January 14, 2013

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According to the AP, on January 14th:

  • In 1952, NBC's "Today" show premiered, featuring Dave Garroway as host.   
  • In 1957, actor Humphrey Bogart died of throat cancer. He was 57.   
  • In 1967, the first so-called "Human Be-In" was held in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Among the performers were the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane.   
  • In 1970, Diana Ross performed for the last time with The Supremes, at a show in Las Vegas.   
  • Also in 1970, a display of John Lennon's erotic "Bag One" lithographs opened in London. Scotland Yard seized prints two days later as evidence of pornography.   
  • In 1972, "Sanford and Son" made its premiere on NBC.   
  • In 1973, Elvis Presley's TV special "Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii" was beamed from Honolulu by satellite to dozens of countries. At the time, the program set a record for the number of people watching.   
  • In 1978, the Sex Pistols played their last concert before breaking up at a hall in San Francisco. They reunited in 1996 for a world tour.   
  • In 1986, actress Donna Reed died. She was 64.   
  • In 1990, "The Simpsons" made its premiere as a weekly show on Fox.   
  • In 1999, actor Robert Guillame suffered a mild stroke on the set of the TV show "Sports Night." The stroke was later written into the show.   
  • In 2000, talk show host David Letterman had emergency heart surgery.   
  • In 2006, Eminem re-married Kim Mathers in Detroit. He filed for divorce 82 days later.     
Today's birthdays: 
  • Blues singer Clarence Carter is 77. 
  • Singer-songwriter Allen Toussaint is 75. 
  • Singer Jack Jones is 75. 
  • Actress Faye Dunaway is 72. 
  • Actress Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men," ''The Practice") is 70. 
  • Singer-producer T-Bone Burnett is 65. 
  • Actor Carl Weathers is 65. 
  • Singer Geoff Tate (Queensryche) is 54. 
  • Rapper Slick Rick is 48. 
  • Actor-producer Dan Schneider ("Head of the Class") is 47. 
  • Actress Emily Watson ("Breaking the Waves") is 46. 
  • Actor-comedian Tom Rhodes ("Mr. Rhodes") is 46. 
  • Guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) is 46. 
  • Rapper LL Cool J is 45. 
  • Actor Jason Bateman is 44. 
  • Musician Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters (and Nirvana) is 44. 
  • Singer-guitarist Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon is 31. 
  • Musician Joe Guese (The Click Five) is 30. 
  • Actor Jonathan Osser is 24.  

 

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