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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 12

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 12

'LIKE A VIRGIN:' Madonna at the start of her first tour, in 1985. Photo: Associated Press

A look at some of the memorable moments that happened in entertainment history on Nov. 12.

1970: Singer Jim Morrison performed with The Doors for the last time during a concert in New Orleans. Morrison died in July 1971.

1980: Bruce Springsteen earned his first number-one album with “The River.”

1984: Madonna released her “Like A Virgin” album.

1991: Talk show host Oprah Winfrey testified on Capitol Hill in favor of a bill aimed at making sure convicted child abusers aren’t hired to take care of children.

Today’s Birthdays: Playwright-actor Wallace Shawn (“The Princess Bride”) is 70. Singer Brian Hyland is 70. Keyboardist Booker T. Jones of Booker T. and the MG’s is 69. Sportscaster Al Michaels is 69. Singer Neil Young is 68. Guitarist Buck Dharma of Blue Oyster Cult is 66. Country singer Barbara Fairchild is 63. Actress Megan Mullally (“Will and Grace”) is 55. Actor Sam Lloyd (“Scrubs”) is 50. Bassist David Ellefson of Megadeth is 49. Actress Tamala Jones (“Castle,” ”The Brothers”) is 39. Actress Angela Watson (“Step By Step”) is 39. Singer Tevin Campbell is 37. Actress Ashley Williams (“Good Morning, Miami”) is 35. Actress Cote de Pablo (“NCIS”) is 34. Actor Ryan Gosling is 33. Bassist Chris Huffman of Casting Crowns is 33. Actress Anne Hathaway is 31. Singer Omarion (B2K) is 29. Drummer Griffin Goldsmith of Dawes is 23.

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