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On November second, 1955, Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Sixteen Tons" first appeared on the charts.

In 1959, game show contestant Charles Van Doren told a House panel that he had been given questions and answers in advance before appearing on the quiz show "Twenty-One" on NBC.

In 1963, Dion walked out of a live taping of the British TV program "Ready, Steady, Go," claiming that he was distracted by the go-go dancers.

Also in 1963, the single "Be True to Your School" by the Beach Boys was released.

In 1968, the single "For Once In My Life" by Stevie Wonder was released.

In 1974, George Harrison went on his first tour in eight years. He was on the road in support of his "Dark Horse" album.

In 1979, Mick and Bianca Jagger divorced.

Also in 1979, the movie version of the Who's "Quadrophenia" opened.

In 2006, Rod Stewart's divorce from Rachel Hunter was finalized, seven years after they separated. He had proposed to model Penny Lancaster in that time and had a baby with her.

Today's Birthdays: Singer Earl "Speedo" Carroll of The Cadillacs and The Coasters is 75. Singer Jay Black (Jay and the Americans) is 74. Actress Stefanie Powers is 70. Keyboardist Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake and Palmer is 68. Singer J.D. Souther is 67. Drummer Carter Beauford of the Dave Matthews Band is 55. Singer k.d. lang is 51. Bassist Bobby Dall of Poison is 49. Actress Lauren Velez ("Dexter") is 48. Actor David Schwimmer ("Friends") is 46. Singer Alvin Chea of Take 6 is 45. Bassist Fieldy of Korn is 43. Singer-guitarist John Hampson of Nine Days is 41. Singer Timothy Christian Riley of Tony! Toni! Tone! is 38. Rapper Nelly is 38. Rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep is 38. Guitarist Chris Walla of Death Cab For Cutie is 37. Actor-singer Kendall Schmidt ("Big Time Rush") is 22.

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