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      Today in Entertainment History, October 9, 2012

      AP

      According to the AP, these events happened on October 9:

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      • In 1940, John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England.{}
      • In 1966, John Lennon met Yoko Ono for the first time at an art gallery in London.{}
      • In 1973, Elvis and Priscilla Presley were divorced in Santa Monica, California. They had been married since May 1, 1967, and had one child, Lisa Marie.{}
      • In 1980, John Lennon celebrated his 40th birthday by releasing the single "(Just Like) Starting Over."{}
      • In 1985, moviemaker Orson Welles died. He was 70.{}
      • Also in 1985, Yoko Ono dedicated "Strawberry Fields" in New York's Central Park to the memory of John Lennon.{}
      • In 1986, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical version of "Phantom of the Opera" opened in London. The $2.9 million show, based on a 1911 novel by Gaston Leroux, drew a six-minute standing ovation from the first night audience.{}
      • In 2011, Paul McCartney married Nancy Shevell in London.{}

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      Today's birthdays:

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      • Actor Fyvush Finkel ("Boston Public," ''Picket Fences") is 90.{}
      • R&B singer Nona Hendryx (LaBelle) is 68.{}
      • Singer Jackson Browne is 64.{}
      • Actor Robert Wuhl ("Arli$$") is 61.{}
      • Manager-TV personality Sharon Osbourne ("The Osbournes") is 60.{}
      • Actor Tony Shalhoub ("Monk," ''Wings") is 59.{}
      • Accordion player James Fearnley of The Pogues is 58.{}
      • Actor Scott Bakula is 58.{}
      • Actor John O'Hurley ("Dancing With The Stars," ''Seinfeld") is 58.{}
      • Actor Michael Pare ("Eddie and the Cruisers") is 54.{}
      • Singer-guitarist Kurt Neumann of The BoDeans is 51.{}
      • Country singer Gary Bennett (BR549) is 48.{}
      • Singer P.J. Harvey is 43.{}
      • Actor Steve Burns ("Blues Clues") is 39.{}
      • Singer Sean Lennon is 37.{}
      • Actor Zachery Ty Bryan ("Home Improvement") is 31.{}
      • Actor Tyler James Williams ("Everybody Hates Chris") is 20.{}
      • Country singer Scotty McCreery ("American Idol") is 19.

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