The Associated Press
Oct. 23, 2002
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Entertainment highlights during the week of Oct. 27-Nov. 2:
In 1950, ``The Jack Benny Program'' debuted on CBS.
In 1954, Walt Disney's first television program, titled ``Disneyland'' after his yet-to-be completed theme park, premiered on ABC.
In 1969, Elvis Presley had his first No. 1 single in seven years with ``Suspicious Minds.''
In 1970, singer Michelle Phillips of The Mamas and The Papas married actor Dennis Hopper. They divorced after eight days.
Also in 1970, Jim Morrison of The Doors was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $500 for exposing himself in Miami.
In 1974, George Harrison became the first Beatle to embark on a solo world tour, beginning with a concert in Vancouver, British Columbia.
In 1982, singer Paul Weller announced the breakup of the British band The Jam.
In 1988, singer Debbie Gibson held a seance at her Halloween party to contact Liberace and Sid Vicious.
In 1989, Jane Pauley announced she was leaving NBC's ``Today'' show after 13 years.
In 1997, drummer Bill Berry quit R.E.M.
In 1999, rapper Master P was waived from the Toronto Raptors. It was his second try to reach the pro leagues. The Charlotte Hornets waived him the year before.