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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 19

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 19

DIANA ROSS: The singer made headlines in 1968 with a show-stopping speech. Photo: Associated Press

A look at some of the memorable moments that happened in Hollywood on Nov. 19

1968: Diana Ross interrupted a set by The Supremes at the Royal Command Variety Performance in London to make a plea for racial harmony. The audience applauded for two minutes.

1970: James Brown married Dierdre Jenkins at her home in South Carolina.

1979:
Chuck Berry was released from a prison farm in California after serving two months for tax evasion in 1973.

1990: Pop duo Milli Vanilli were stripped of their Grammy because other singers had lent their voices to the “Girl You Know It’s True” album.

1993: Nirvana taped an all-acoustic show in New York for “MTV Unplugged.” It aired a month later.

2001: Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland was arrested in Las Vegas for domestic battery after getting into a fight with his wife. He later pleaded guilty and was ordered to undergo counseling.

2002: Michael Jackson dangled his baby son over a fourth-floor balcony at a hotel in Berlin for fans waiting outside.

2005: Gary Glitter was arrested while trying to board a flight from Vietnam to Thailand. He was later convicted of child molestation.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Alan Young (“Mr. Ed”) is 94. Talk show host Larry King is 80. Talk show host Dick Cavett is 77. Media mogul Ted Turner is 75. Newsman Garrick Utley is 74. Actor Dan Haggerty is 72. Fashion designer Calvin Klein is 71. Sportscaster Ahmad Rashad is 64. Actor Robert Beltran (“Star Trek: Voyager”) is 60. Actress Kathleen Quinlan is 59. Actress Glynnis O’Connor is 58. Journalist Ann Curry is 57. Actress Allison Janney (“The West Wing”) is 54. Drummer Matt Sorum of Velvet Revolver (and Guns N’ Roses) is 53. Actress Meg Ryan is 52. Actress Jodie Foster is 51. Actress Terry Farrell (“Becker”) is 50. Drummer Travis McNabb (Better Than Ezra) is 44. Singer Tony Rich is 42. Singer Jason Albert of Heartland is 40. Country singer Billy Currington is 40. Dancer-choreographer Savion Glover is 40. Singer Tamika Scott of Xscape is 38. Rapper Lil’ Mo is 36. Actor Adam Driver (“Girls”) is 30.

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