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(Following Advance for Use Saturday, January 5)

Source : AP
Last Updated: Mon, Dec 24, 2012 15:30 hrs

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! ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY !

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On January fifth, 1965, The Supremes recorded "Stop! In the Name Of Love."

In 1970, "All My Children" premiered on ABC.

In 1975, "The Wiz," an all-black musical version of L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," opened on Broadway.

In 1978, the Sex Pistols began its first tour of the U.S. Less than two weeks after the first show in Atlanta, the tour was over and the band had broken up.

In 1979, musician Charles Mingus died in Mexico of Lou Gehrig's disease.

In 1983, Everything But The Girl made their concert debut as a duo at the Institute for Contemporary Arts in London.

In 1984, John Lennon's single "Nobody Told Me" was released.

In 1988, Madonna filed for divorce from actor Sean Penn.

In 1989, actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was kicked off a Delta Air Lines flight because she refused to keep her two dogs in their travel kennels. She was escorted from the plane in Atlanta during a stopover on her way to Palm Beach, Florida.

In 1990, the movie "Born On The Fourth Of July," starring Tom Cruise, opened nationwide.

In 1991, actress Barbara Eden married for the third time. The wedding was held in San Francisco, where she stayed for a brief honeymoon.

In 1998, singer-turned-politician Sonny Bono died when he slammed into a tree while skiing at a resort near the Nevada-California border. He was 62.

In 2004, Britney Spears' marriage to childhood friend Jason Alexander was annulled. They had been married 55 hours.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Robert Duvall is 82. Talk show host Charlie Rose is 71. Actress Diane Keaton is 67. Actor Ted Lange ("The Love Boat") is 65. Drummer George "Funky" Brown of Kool and the Gang is 64. Guitarist Chris Stein of Blondie is 63. Actress Pamela Sue Martin ("The Poseidon Adventure," ''Dynasty") is 60. Actor Clancy Brown ("Highlander," voice of Mr. Krabs on "SpongeBob SquarePants") is 54. Drummer Kate Schellenbach (Luscious Jackson) is 47. Dancer and judge Carrie Ann Inaba ("Dancing with the Stars") is 45. Singer Marilyn Manson is 44. Actor Bradley Cooper ("Hit and Run," ''The Hangover") is 38. Actress January Jones ("Mad Men") is 35. Actress Brooklyn Sudano ("My Wife and Kids") is 32.

(Above for release Saturday, January fifth)

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