Today in entertainment history: “Sanford & Son” premiere

On January 14, 1952, NBC’s “Today” show premiered, with Dave Garroway as host.

In 1957, actor Humphrey Bogart died of throat cancer at his home in Los Angeles. He was 57 years old.

In 1967, the first “Human Be-In” took place at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Among the performers were the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane.

In 1970, Diana Ross performed for the last time with The Supremes, during a show in Las Vegas.

On January 14, 1952, NBC’s “Today” show premiered, with Dave Garroway as host.

In 1957, actor Humphrey Bogart died of throat cancer at his home in Los Angeles. He was 57 years old.

In 1967, the first “Human Be-In” took place at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Among the performers were the Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane.

In 1970, Diana Ross performed for the last time with The Supremes, during a show in Las Vegas.

Also in 1970, an exhibition of John Lennon’s “Bag One” erotic lithographs opened in London. Scotland Yard seized prints two days later as evidence of pornography.

In 1972, “Sanford and Son” premiered on NBC.

In 1973, the Elvis Presley television special “Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii” was broadcast by satellite from Honolulu to dozens of countries. At the time, the show had set a record for viewership.

In 1978, the Sex Pistols gave their last concert before breaking up in a hall in San Francisco. They reunited in 1996 for a world tour.

In 1986 actress Donna Reed died. She was 64 years old.

In 1990, “The Simpsons” premiered as a weekly show on Fox.

In 1999, actor Robert Guillame (gee-OHM’) suffered a mild stroke on the set of the show “Sports Night”. The stunt was later written into the show.

In 2000, talk show host David Letterman underwent emergency heart surgery.

In 2006, Eminem remarried Kim Mathers in Detroit. He filed for divorce 82 days later.

Today’s birthdays: Blues singer Clarence Carter turns 87. Singer Jack Jones is 85 years old. Actor Faye Dunaway is 82 years old. Actor Holland Taylor (“Two and a Half Men”, “The Practice”) is 80 years old. Singer-producer T-Bone Burnett is 75. Actor Carl Weathers is 75. Singer Geoff Tate (Queensryche) is 64 years old. Director Steven Soderbergh (“Erin Brockovich”, “Ocean’s Eleven”) is 60 years old. TV presenter Shepard Smith is 59. Actor-producer Dan Schneider (“Head of the Class”) is 59. Rapper Slick Rick is 58. Actress Emily Watson (“Breaking the Waves”) is 56. Actor-comedian Tom Rhodes (“Mr. Rhodes”) is 56. Guitarist Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) is 56. Rapper-actor LL Cool J is 55. Actor Jason Bateman is 54. Musician Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana is 54. Actor Kevin Durand (“Lost,” “Fruitvale Station”) is 49. Actor Jordan Ladd (“Death Proof”) is 48. Actor Emayatzy Corinealdi (em-ay-AHT’-see KOR-ih-NAL’-dee) (“Middle of Nowhere”) is 43. Kings of Leon singer-guitarist Caleb Followill is 41. Actor Zach Gilford (” The Family,” “Friday Night Lights”) is 41. Guitarist Joe Guese (GEE’-see) of The Click Five is 41. Actor Jake Choi (“Single Parents”) is 38. The singer- actor Grant Gustin (“The Flash”) is 33 years old. Bluegrass musician Molly Tuttle is 30 years old.

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