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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 9

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 9

JAY Z AND BLUE IVY: Rapper Jay-Z holds his daughter with singer-wife Beyonce Knowles, Blue Ivy in a recent family photo. Photo: Associated Press

A look at the headlines from Hollywood history.

1959: “Rawhide” premiered on CBS.

1964: The Temptations recorded the song “The Way You Do The Things You Do” at Motown Studios in Detroit.

1965: “The Beatles ’65″ album hit number one and stayed there for nine weeks.

1977: Country singer Emmylou Harris married Brian Ahern.

1979: “A Gift Of Song: The Music For UNICEF Concert” was held at the United Nations. Pop stars including ABBA, the Bee Gees and Rod Stewart performed, raising about $500,000 to fight world hunger. The concert was taped and broadcast by NBC.

1990: Madonna began auditioning dancers for her 1990 world tour. She had taken out a newspaper ad that said “wimps and wanna-bes need not apply.”

1991: Actress Delta Burke filed suit against the producers of “Designing Women.” She claimed they wrote her out of a script.

2012: Jay-Z released the song “Glory” that featured the cries of his baby daughter, Blue Ivy. Because she was credited, she became the youngest person to appear on a Billboard chart when it debuted at number 74 on the R&B/hip-hop songs chart.

Today’s Birthdays: Author Judith Krantz is 86. Sports announcer Dick Enberg is 79. Singer Joan Baez is 73. Singer Roy Head (“Treat Her Right”) is 73. Guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin is 70. Singer Buster Poindexter is 64. Singer Crystal Gayle is 63. Actor J.K. Simmons (“Juno,” ”Spider-Man” movies) is 59. Actress Imelda Staunton (“Harry Potter” movies, “Vera Drake” is 58. Guitarist Eric Erlandson (Hole) is 51. Actress Joely Richardson is 49. Guitarist Carl Bell of Fuel is 47. Singer Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth is 47. Singer Dave Matthews of the Dave Matthews Band is 47. Actress Joey Lauren Adams (“Chasing Amy,” ”Big Daddy”) is 46. Singer A.J. McLean of the Backstreet Boys is 36. Guitarist Drew Brown of OneRepublic is 30. Actress Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries”) is 25.

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