Today in Entertainment History, November 14, 2012

According to the AP on November 14th:

  • In 1943, 25-year-old Leonard Bernstein made his public debut as conductor of the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Bernstein filled in at the last minute for Bruno Walter, who became sick prior to a nationally broadcast concert. {}{}
  • In 1960, Elvis Presley's "It's Now Or Never" became the fastest-selling single in British history, selling 780,000 copies in its first week. {}{}
  • In 1988, the TV comedy "Murphy Brown," starring Candice Bergen, made its debut on CBS. {}{}
  • In 1991, the Fox network debuted Michael Jackson's "Black Or White" video. Callers to network affiliates complained about the video's sexual nature and violent content. Jackson later said he didn't mean to offend anyone. {}{}
  • In 1998, Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman were married at a chapel in Las Vegas. They divorced after less than five months of marriage. {}{}
  • In 1999, Gary Glitter was acquitted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old fan. Just hours later, he was ordered jailed for downloading thousands of pornographic pictures of children. {} {}{}
Today's Birthdays:{}
  • Actress Kathleen Hughes ("Babe") is 84.{}
  • Jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis is 78.{}
  • Writer P.J. O'Rourke is 65.{}
  • Zydeco singer-accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco is 65.{}
  • Guitarist James Young of Styx is 63.{}
  • Singer Stephen Bishop is 61.{}
  • Pianist Yanni is 58.{}
  • Actor D.B. Sweeney is 51.{}
  • Actress Laura San Giacomo ("Just Shoot Me") is 51.{}
  • Rapper Reverend Run of Run-DMC is 48.{}
  • Actor Patrick Warburton ("The Tick," ''Seinfeld") is 48.{}
  • Singer Jeanette Jurado of Expose' is 47.{}
  • Bassist Brian Yale of Matchbox Twenty is 44.{}
  • Singer Butch Walker (Marvelous 3) is 43.{}
  • Actor Josh Duhamel {}("Las Vegas") is 40.{}
  • Drummer Travis Barker of Plus-44 and of Blink-182 is 37.{}
  • Drummer Robby Shaffer of MercyMe is 37.{}
  • Actor Brian Dietzen ("NCIS") is 35.{}
  • Rapper Shyheim is 35.{}
  • Bassist Tobin Esperance of Papa Roach is 33.