Today in Entertainment History, November 12, 2012

According to the AP, on November 12th:

  • In 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, 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, actress Eve Arden died of heart failure. 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. {} {}{}
Today's Birthdays:{}
  • Singer Ruby Nash Curtis of Ruby and the Romantics is 73.{}
  • Playwright-actor Wallace Shawn ("The Princess Bride") is 69.{}
  • Singer Brian Hyland is 69.{}
  • Organist Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the MG's is 68.{}
  • Sportscaster Al Michaels is 68.{}
  • Singer Neil Young is 67.{}
  • Guitarist Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult is 65.{}
  • Country singer Barbara Fairchild is 62.{}
  • Actress Megan Mullally ("Will and Grace") is 54.{}
  • Actor Sam Lloyd ("Scrubs") is 49.{}
  • Bassist David Ellefson of Megadeth is 48.{}
  • Actress Tamala Jones ("The Brothers") is 38.{}
  • Actress Angela Watson ("Step By Step") is 38.{}
  • Singer Tevin Campbell is 36.{}
  • Actress Ashley Williams ("Good Morning, Miami") is 34.
  • Actress Cote de Pablo ("NCIS") is 33.{}
  • Actor Ryan Gosling is 32.{}
  • Bassist Chris Huffman of Casting Crowns is 32.{}
  • Actress Anne Hathaway is 30.{}
  • Singer Omarion (B2K) is 28.{}
  • Actress Macey Cruthird is 20.{}