Today in Entertainment History: "The River" hit number one
On Nov. 12, 1970, singer Jim Morrison performed with The Doors for the last time during a concert in New Orleans. Morrison died in July 1971.
In 1980, Bruce Springsteen earned his first number-one album, with "The River."
In 1984, Madonna released her "Like A Virgin" album.
In 1987, musician Sly Stone showed up over an hour late to his comeback concert in Los Angeles. When he got there, he was arrested for nonpayment of child support.
In 1990, Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood was injured when he was struck by a car west of London.
Also in 1990, actor Eve Arden died of heart failure in Los Angeles at the age of 82. She had starred in the TV shows "Our Miss Brooks" and "The Mothers-In-Law."
In 1991, talk show host Oprah Winfrey testified on Capitol Hill in favor of a bill aimed at making sure convicted child abusers aren't hired to take care of children.
In 2021, a judge in Los Angeles ended the conservatorship that oversaw singer Britney Spears' life for nearly 14 years.
Today's Birthdays: Singer Brian Hyland is 80. Playwright-actor Wallace Shawn ("The Princess Bride") is 80. Keyboardist Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the MG's is 79. Sportscaster Al Michaels is 79. Singer Neil Young is 78. Guitarist Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult is 76. Country singer Barbara Fairchild is 73. Actor Megan Mullally ("Will and Grace") is 65. Bassist David Ellefson (Megadeth) is 59. Actor Rebecca Wisocky ("Ghosts," "Devious Maids") is 52. Actor Radha (RAD'-ah) Mitchell ("Finding Neverland") is 50. Actor Tamala Jones ("Castle," "The Brothers") is 49. Actor Angela Watson ("Step By Step") is 49. Singer Tevin Campbell is 47. Actor Ashley Williams ("Huff," "Good Morning, Miami") is 45. Actor Cote (KOH'-tee) de Pablo ("NCIS") is 44. Actor Ryan Gosling is 43. Bassist Chris Huffman of Casting Crowns is 43. Actor Anne Hathaway is 41. Singer Omarion (B2K) is 39. Drummer Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes is 33.