Today in Entertainment History, November 1, 2012

      According to the AP, these events happened on November second:

      • In 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. {}