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Today in Entertainment History, January 16, 2013

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According to the AP on January 16th:

  • In 1942, actress Carole Lombard, her mother and about 20 other people were killed when their plane crashed near Las Vegas. They were returning from a war-bond promotion tour.   
  • In 1957, the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England, opened. It became famous as the place where The Beatles were a house band.   
  • In 1964, the musical "Hello, Dolly!" starring Carol Channing, opened on Broadway.   
  • In 1970, The Who began a tour of European opera houses, performing excerpts from the rock opera "Tommy."   
  • In 1973, the last episode of "Bonanza" aired on NBC.   
  • In 1976, the live album "Frampton Comes Alive!" was released.   
  • In 1980, Paul McCartney was jailed in Tokyo after customs agents found marijuana in his luggage. Exactly four years later, he was arrested for marijuana possession in Barbados.   
  • In 1990, actors Tom Cruise and Mimi Rogers released a statement that said they were ending their three-year marriage.   
  • In 1991, The Byrds and Wilson Pickett were among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.   
  • In 1996, Jamaican authorities opened fire on Jimmy Buffett's seaplane, mistaking it for a drug trafficker's plane. U2 singer Bono was with Buffett, but neither one was hurt.   
  • Also in 1996, Wayne Newton performed his 25,000th Las Vegas show. Newton has performed more shows as a headliner in Las Vegas than any other entertainer.     
Today's birthdays: 
  • Opera singer Marilyn Horne is 79. 
  • Singer Barbara Lynn is 71. 
  • Country singer Ronnie Milsap is 70. 
  • Country singer Jim Stafford is 69. 
  • Director John Carpenter is 65. 
  • Actress-dancer Debbie Allen is 63. Singer Sade is 54. 
  • Bassist Paul Webb of Talk Talk is 51. 
  • Singer Maxine Jones of En Vogue is 47. 
  • Actor David Chokachi ("Baywatch") is 45. 
  • Actor Richard T. Jones ("Judging Amy") is 41. 
  • Supermodel Kate Moss is 39. 
  • Guitarist Nick Valensi of The Strokes is 32. 
  • Actress Yvonne Zima is 24.


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