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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 4

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 4

'RAWHIDE:' Three stars the series of Rawhide, the western television series, pictured on the set in Hollywood, Los Angeles on July 20, 1965. From left are: British actor David Watson, Clint Eastwood who starred in the series when it began seven years ago, and Raymond St. Jacques. Photo: Associated Press

1953: Thousands of people attended the funeral of country star Hank Williams in Montgomery, Alabama. He had died of a heart attack a few days earlier.

1954: Elvis Presley met Sam Phillips of Sun Records at the Memphis Recording Service. Phillips got Elvis’ address and phone number to contact him later about a formal recording session.

1966: The last episode of “Rawhide” aired on CBS.

1984: Van Halen released their “1984” album.

2000: Ted Turner and Jane Fonda announced they were divorcing after eight years of marriage. On that same day, “Scary Spice” Melanie Brown of the Spice Girls announced she and husband Jimmy Gulzar were splitting after 15 months of marriage.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Barbara Rush (“Peyton Place”) is 89. Actress Dyan Cannon is 77. Country singer Kathy Forester of the Forester Sisters is 61. Guitarist Bernard Sumner of New Order (and Joy Division) is 60. Actress Ann Magnuson (“Anything But Love”) is 60. Country singer Patty Loveless is 59. Actor Julian Sands (“24”) is 58. Singer Michael Stipe of R.E.M. is 56. Actor Dave Foley (“NewsRadio,” ”Kids in the Hall”) is 53. Actress Dot Jones (“Glee”) is 52. Actress Julia Ormond is 51. Country singer Deana Carter is 50. Harmonica player Benjamin Darvill of Crash Test Dummies is 49. Actor Jeremy Licht (“Valerie”) is 45. Actor Damon Gupton (“Empire”) is 43. Actress Jill Marie Jones (“Girlfriends”) is 41. Singer Spencer Chamberlain of Underoath is 33.

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