On This Day

November 26, 2015 08:10 GMT

Today in Entertainment History

On Nov. 26, 1942, the motion picture "Casablanca," starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, had its world premiere in New York City.

In 1956, bandleader Tommy Dorsey was found dead at his Connecticut home after apparently choking. He was 51.

In 1962, The Beatles recorded "Please Please Me."

In 1968, Cream performed its farewell concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker continued working together in the band Blind Faith.

In 1976, 10cc (ten-see-see) broke up.

In 1982, jazz trumpeter Miles Davis married actress Cicely Tyson in New York. Comedian Bill Cosby was the best man.

In 1989, more than 45 acts participated in an earthquake relief "Rock-A-Thon" broadcast on public television and in Northern California. Concerts were held in San Francisco, Oakland and Watsonville, the town hit hardest by the quake.

In 1992, Michael Jackson's "Dangerous" album was released. Hundreds of fans lined up at stores nationwide to buy it on the first day.

Today's Birthdays: Impressionist Rich Little is 77. Singer Tina Turner is 76. Singer Jean Terrell (replaced Diana Ross in the Supremes) is 71. Bassist John McVie of Fleetwood Mac is 70. Actress Jamie Rose ("Falcon Crest," `'St. Elsewhere") is 56. Country singer Linda Davis is 53. Actor Scott Adsit ("30 Rock") is 50. Actor Peter Facinelli ("Nurse Jackie") is 42. Actress Maia (MY'-ah) Campbell ("In the House") is 39. Country singer Joe Nichols is 39. Actress Jessica Bowman ("Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman") is 35. Singer Natasha Bedingfield is 34. Singer-guitarist Mike Gossin of Gloriana is 31. Drummer Ben Wysocki of The Fray is 31. Singer Lil Fizz of B2K is 30. Singer Aubrey Collins (Trick Pony) is 28.

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