Today in Entertainment History, November 19, 2012

According to the AP, on November 26th:

  • In 1942, the motion picture "Casablanca," starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, had its world premiere in New York City. {}{}
  • In 1956, bandleader Tommy Dorsey was found dead at his Connecticut home after apparently choking. He was 51. {}{}
  • In 1962, The Beatles recorded "Please Please Me." {}{}
  • In 1968, Cream performed its farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker continued working together in the band Blind Faith. {}{}
  • In 1976, 10cc (ten-see-see) broke up. {}{}
  • In 1982, jazz trumpeter Miles Davis married actress Cicely Tyson in New York. Comedian Bill Cosby was the best man. {}{}
  • In 1989, more than 45 acts participated in an earthquake relief "Rock-A-Thon" broadcast on public television and in northern California. Three concerts were held in San Francisco, Oakland and Watsonville, the town hit hardest by the quake. {}{}
  • In 1992, Michael Jackson's "Dangerous" album was released. Hundreds of fans lined up at stores nationwide to buy it on the first day. {} {}{}
Today's Birthdays:{}
  • Impressionist Rich Little is 74.{}
  • Singer Tina Turner is 73.{}
  • Singer Jean Terrell (replaced Diana Ross in the Supremes) is 68.{}
  • Bassist John McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 67.{}
  • Actress Jamie Rose ("Falcon Crest," ''St. Elsewhere") is 53.{}
  • Country singer Linda Davis is 50.{}
  • Actor Peter Facinelli ("Nurse Jackie") is 39.{}
  • Actress Maia Campbell ("In the House") is 36.{}
  • Country singer Joe Nichols is 36.{}
  • Actress Jessica Bowman ("Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman") is 32.{}
  • Singer Natasha Bedingfield is 31.{}
  • Singer-guitarist Mike Gossin of Gloriana is 28.{}
  • Drummer Ben Wysocki of The Fray is 28.{}
  • Singer Lil Fizz of B2K is 27.{}
  • Singer Aubrey Collins (Trick Pony) is 25.{}