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On Nov. 8, 1965, the soap opera “Days of Our Lives” premiered on NBC.

In 1968, a London court granted Cynthia Lennon a divorce from John Lennon. They had married in 1962.

Also in 1968, Jean Terrell replaced Diana Ross in The Supremes.

In 1971, Led Zeppelin released an untitled album that became known as “Led Zeppelin 4.”

In 1995, rapper Flavor Flav (FLAYV) was arrested on gun and drug charges while driving a cab in New York City. He had been released from prison two months earlier.

In 2011, rapper Heavy D collapsed outside his home in Beverly Hills, California. He died later at a hospital of a pulmonary embolism. He was 44.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Norman Lloyd (“St. Elsewhere”) is 105. Singer Bonnie Bramlett is 75. Singer Bonnie Raitt is 70. Former “Entertainment Tonight” host Mary Hart is 69. Former Playboy CEO Christie Hefner is 67. Actress Alfre Woodard is 67. Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones is 65. Guitarist Pearl Thompson (formerly Porl Thompson) of The Cure is 62. Singer-actor Leif Garrett is 58. TV chef Gordon Ramsay is 53. Actress Courtney Thorne-Smith is 52. Actress Parker Posey is 51. Singer Diana King is 49. Bassist Scott Devendorf of The National is 47. Actress Gretchen Mol is 46. Actor Matthew Rhys (REES) (“The Americans,” “Brothers and Sisters”) is 45. Actress Tara Reid (“Sharknado,” ”American Pie”) is 44. Singer Bucky Covington (“American Idol”) is 42. Actress Dania Ramirez (“Devious Maids,” ”Entourage”) is 40. TV personality Jack Osbourne (“The Osbournes”) is 34. Actress Jessica Lowndes (“90210”) is 31. Singer SZA (SIH’-zah) is 30. Singer-actor Riker Lynch (“Glee”) is 28. Singer Lauren Alaina (“American Idol”) is 25. Actor Van Crosby (“Splitting Up Together”) is 17.

Associated Press


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