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Today in Entertainment History, January 21, 2013

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According to the AP, these events happened on Jan. 21:
  • In 1942, Count Basie and His Orchestra recorded "One O'Clock Jump" in New York.   
  • In 1965, The Animals canceled a show in New York after U.S. immigration officials forced the band to leave the theater.   
  • In 1966, George Harrison married model Patti Boyd. They had met during the filming of The Beatles' film "A Hard Day's Night."   
  • In 1982, bluesman B.B. King donated his entire record collection -- 7,000 records -- to the University of Mississippi. The collection included rare records he played as a DJ in the 1940s.   
  • In 1984, singer Jackie Wilson died at the age of 49. He had been in a coma since his 1975 heart attack during a concert in New Jersey. His funeral was held in Detroit.   
  • In 1990, the first MTV "Unplugged" special was aired, with Squeeze as the first performers.   
  • In 1996, singer Francisco Garcia of Cannibal and the Headhunters died after a long illness. He was 49. The group was best known for the song "Land of 1,000 Dances."   
  • In 1997, Elvis' manager, Colonel Tom Parker, died of complications from a stroke in Las Vegas. He was 87.   
  • In 1998, actor Jack Lord died of congestive heart failure at his home in Honolulu. He was 77. He's probably best known for starring on "Hawaii Five-O."     
Today's Birthdays: 
  • Actress Ann Wedgeworth ("Evening Shade") is 79. 
  • Opera singer Placido Domingo is 72. 
  • Singer Richie Havens is 72. 
  • Singer Mac Davis is 71. 
  • Actress Jill Eikenberry is 66. 
  • Guitarist Jim Ibbotson of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is 66. 
  • Singer-songwriter Billy Ocean is 63. 
  • Actor Robby Benson is 57. 
  • Actress Geena Davis is 57. 
  • Actress Charlotte Ross ("NYPD Blue") is 45. 
  • Actress Karina Lombard ("The L Word") is 44. 
  • Rapper Levirt of B-Rock and the Bizz is 43. 
  • Drummer Mark Trojanowski of Sister Hazel is 43. 
  • Singer Cat Power is 41. 
  • DJ Chris Kilmore of Incubus is 40. 
  • Singer Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) of the Spice Girls is 37. 
  • Singer Nokio of Dru Hill is 34. 
  • Actress Izabella Miko is 32.   

 

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