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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 15

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 15

GRAMMY RETURNED: Rob Pilatus, left, and Fab Morvan of Milli Vanilli give the thumbs-up as they display their Grammys after being presented with the 1989 best new artist award in Los Angeles Feb. 21, 1990. They were later stripped of their award after being revealed as lip-synching posers. /Douglas C. Pizac

A look at the news that made entertainment headlines on Nov. 15.

1969: Singer Janis Joplin was arrested in Tampa, Florida, for using vulgar and indecent language at her concert. Joplin was released on bond, and the charges eventually were dropped.

1980: David Bowie opened on Broadway in the title role of “The Elephant Man.”

1990: Milli Vanilli producer Frank Farian admitted that Rob Pilatus and Fab Morvan didn’t sing a note on their “Girl You Know It’s True” album.

1996: Michael Jackson married dermatologist aide Debbie Rowe in Sydney, Australia. She was six months pregnant with his child. They later divorced.

2000: Michael Abram was acquitted of stabbing George Harrison in his home. Abram was found innocent by reason of insanity.

2004: Rapper Dr. Dre was punched at the Vibe Awards by Jimmy “James” Johnson, who was then stabbed by rapper Young Buck.

Today’s Birthdays: “People’s Court” judge Joseph Wapner is 94. Actor Ed Asner is 84. Singer Petula Clark is 81. Comedian Jack Burns of Burns and Schreiber is 80. Actress Joanna Barnes (“Spartacus,” ”The Parent Trap”) is 79. Actor Yaphet Kotto (“Homicide: Life On The Street”) is 74. Actor Sam Waterston (“Law and Order”) is 73. Singer Anni-Frid Lyngstad of ABBA is 68. Actress Beverly D’Angelo (“National Lampoon’s Vacation”) is 62. Actor James Widdoes (“Animal House”) is 60. News correspondent John Roberts is 57. Bandleader Kevin Eubanks (“The Tonight Show With Jay Leno”) is 56. Rapper E-40 is 46. Country singer Jack Ingram is 43. Drummer David Carr of Third Day is 39. Singer Chad Kroeger of Nickelback is 39. Drummer Jesse Sandoval (The Shins) is 39. Actor Sean Murray (“NCIS”) is 36. Actress Emma Dumont (“Bunheads”) is 19.

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