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On Nov. 6, 1947, NBC’s “Meet The Press” went on the air.

In 1957, “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour” premiered on CBS. During the filming of this series, the couple agreed to divorce.

In 1973, singer Gram Parsons’ manager, Phil Kaufman, was fined $300 for stealing Parsons’ body from the Los Angeles International Airport. The body was cremated instead of taken to Parsons’ funeral. Kaufman claimed that it was Parsons’ wish to be cremated.

In 1975, the Sex Pistols played their first concert, at a London art school dance. Ten minutes into it, the school social programmer unplugged their amps.

In 1984, Marvin Gay (correct) Senior received five years’ probation for shooting his son, singer Marvin Gaye. He had pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter.

In 1988, Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, announced they were seeking treatment for alcoholism.

In 1989, Cathy Yvonne Stone lost a Supreme Court bid for a share of Hank Williams Senior’s copyright royalties. She claimed to be his daughter.

In 1990, fire swept through the backlot at Universal Studios in California, destroying sets used in “Dick Tracy,” ”Back To The Future Part 2″ and other films.

In 1999, country singer Lee Ann Womack married longtime boyfriend Frank Liddell in a private ceremony.

Today’s Birthdays: Country singer Stonewall Jackson is 87. Singer P.J. Proby is 81. Actress Sally Field is 73. Jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval is 70. Actress Lori Singer (“Fame,” ”Footloose”) is 62. Actor Lance Kerwin is 59. Bassist Paul Brindley of The Sundays is 56. Singer Corey Glover of Living Colour is 55. Actor Peter DeLuise (“seaQuest DSV,” ”21 Jump Street”) is 53. Actress Kelly Rutherford (“Melrose Place”) is 51. Actor Ethan Hawke is 49. Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson (“The Taste,” ”Chopped”) is 49. Actress Thandie (TAN’-dee) Newton is 47. Model-actress Rebecca Romijn (roh-MAYN’) is 47. Actress Zoe McLellan (“NCIS: New Orleans”) is 45. Actress Nicole Dubuc (“Major Dad”) is 41. Actress Taryn Manning is 41. Actress Patina Miller (“Madam Secretary”) is 35. Singer-songwriter Ben Rector is 33. Actress Emma Stone is 31.

Associated Press


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