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Today in Entertainment History

November 8, 2017

On November 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 103. Singer Bonnie Bramlett is 73. Singer Bonnie Raitt is 68. Former “Entertainment Tonight” host Mary Hart is 67. Former Playboy CEO Christie Hefner is 65. Actress Alfre Woodard is 65. Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones is 63. Guitarist Porl Thompson of The Cure is 60. Singer-actor Leif Garrett is 56. TV chef Gordon Ramsay is 51. Actress Courtney Thorne-Smith is 50. Actress Parker Posey is 49. Singer Diana King is 47. Bassist Scott Devendorf of The National is 45. Actress Gretchen Mol is 44. Actor Matthew Rhys (“Brothers and Sisters”) is 43. Actress Tara Reid (“Sharknado,” ″American Pie”) is 42. Singer Bucky Covington (“American Idol”) is 40. Actress Dania Ramirez (“Devious Maids,” ″Entourage”) is 38. TV personality Jack Osbourne (“The Osbournes”) is 32. Actress Jessica Lowndes (“90210″) is 29. Singer-actor Riker Lynch (“Glee”) is 26. Singer Lauren Alaina (“American Idol”) is 23.

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