Today in Entertainment History, January 14, 2013

According to the AP, on January 14th:

  • In 1952, NBC's "Today" show premiered, featuring Dave Garroway as host. {}{}
  • In 1957, actor Humphrey Bogart died of throat cancer. 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, actress Donna Reed died. She was 64. {}{}
  • In 1990, "The Simpsons" made its premiere as a weekly show on Fox. {}{}
  • In 1999, actor Robert Guillame 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 77.{}
  • Singer-songwriter Allen Toussaint is 75.{}
  • Singer Jack Jones is 75.{}
  • Actress Faye Dunaway is 72.{}
  • Actress Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men," ''The Practice") is 70.{}
  • Singer-producer T-Bone Burnett is 65.{}
  • Actor Carl Weathers is 65.{}
  • Singer Geoff Tate (Queensryche) is 54.{}
  • Rapper Slick Rick is 48.{}
  • Actor-producer Dan Schneider ("Head of the Class") is 47.{}
  • Actress Emily Watson ("Breaking the Waves") is 46.{}
  • Actor-comedian Tom Rhodes ("Mr. Rhodes") is 46.{}
  • Guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) is 46.{}
  • Rapper LL Cool J is 45.{}
  • Actor Jason Bateman is 44.{}
  • Musician Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters (and Nirvana) is 44.{}
  • Singer-guitarist Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon is 31.{}
  • Musician Joe Guese (The Click Five) is 30.{}
  • Actor Jonathan Osser is 24. {}