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Today in Entertainment History

On Jan. 14, 1952, NBC's "Today" show premiered, featuring Dave Garroway as host.
In 1957, actor Humphrey Bogart died of throat cancer at his home in Los Angeles. 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, actor Donna Reed died. She was 64.
In 1990, "The Simpsons" made its premiere as a weekly show on Fox.
In 1999, actor Robert Guillame (gee-OHM') 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 86. Singer Jack Jones is 84. Actor Faye Dunaway is 81. Actor Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men," "The Practice") is 79. Singer-producer T-Bone Burnett is 74. Actor Carl Weathers is 74. Singer Geoff Tate (Queensryche) is 63. Director Steven Soderbergh ("Erin Brockovich," "Ocean's Eleven") is 59. TV anchor Shepard Smith is 58. Actor-producer Dan Schneider ("Head of the Class") is 58. Rapper Slick Rick is 57. Actor Emily Watson ("Breaking the Waves") is 55. Actor-comedian Tom Rhodes ("Mr. Rhodes") is 55. Guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) is 55. Rapper-actor LL Cool J is 54. Actor Jason Bateman is 53. Musician Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and of Nirvana is 53. Actor Kevin Durand ("Lost," "Fruitvale Station") is 48. Actor Jordan Ladd ("Death Proof") is 47. Actor Emayatzy Corinealdi (em-ay-AHT'-see KOR-ih-NAL'-dee) ("Middle of Nowhere") is 42. Singer-guitarist Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon is 40. Actor Zach Gilford ("The Family," "Friday Night Lights") is 40. Guitarist Joe Guese (GEE'-see) of The Click Five is 40. Actor Jake Choi ("Single Parents") is 37. Singer-actor Grant Gustin ("The Flash") is 32. Bluegrass musician Molly Tuttle is 29.