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November 8, 2018

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 104. Singer Bonnie Bramlett is 74. Singer Bonnie Raitt is 69. Former “Entertainment Tonight” host Mary Hart is 68. Former Playboy CEO Christie Hefner is 66. Actress Alfre Woodard is 66. Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones is 64. Guitarist Pearl Thompson (formerly Porl Thompson) of The Cure is 61. Singer-actor Leif Garrett is 57. TV chef Gordon Ramsay is 52. Actress Courtney Thorne-Smith is 51. Actress Parker Posey is 50. Singer Diana King is 48. Bassist Scott Devendorf of The National is 46. Actress Gretchen Mol is 45. Actor Matthew Rhys (“Brothers and Sisters”) is 44. Actress Tara Reid (“Sharknado,” ″American Pie”) is 43. Singer Bucky Covington (“American Idol”) is 41. Actress Dania Ramirez (“Devious Maids,” ″Entourage”) is 39. TV personality Jack Osbourne (“The Osbournes”) is 33. Actress Jessica Lowndes (“90210″) is 30. Singer SZA (SIH’-zah) is 29. Singer-actor Riker Lynch (“Glee”) is 27. Singer Lauren Alaina (“American Idol”) is 24. Actor Van Crosby (“Splitting Up Together”) is 16.

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