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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 21

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 21

B.B. KING: Blues music legend BB King performs on Frampton’s Guitar Circus 2013 Tour at Pier Six Pavilion on Thursday, Aug. 8, in Baltimore. Photo: Associated Press/Owen Sweeney/Invision

A look at some Hollywood headlines of years gone by.

1966: George Harrison married model Patti Boyd. They had met during the filming of The Beatles’ film “A Hard Day’s Night.”

1982: Bluesman B.B. King donated his entire record collection — 7,000 records — to the University of Mississippi. The collection included rare records he played as a DJ in the 1940s.

1990: The first MTV “Unplugged” special was aired, with Squeeze as the first performers.

1997: Elvis’ manager, Colonel Tom Parker, died of complications from a stroke in Las Vegas. He was 87.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Ann Wedgeworth (“Evening Shade”) is 80. Singer Mac Davis is 72. Actress Jill Eikenberry is 67. Guitarist Jim Ibbotson of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is 67. Singer-songwriter Billy Ocean is 64. Actor Robby Benson is 58. Actress Geena Davis is 58. Actress Charlotte Ross (“NYPD Blue”) is 46. Actress Karina Lombard (“The L Word”) is 45. Rapper Levirt of B-Rock and the Bizz is 44. Drummer Mark Trojanowski of Sister Hazel is 44. Singer Cat Power is 42. DJ Chris Kilmore of Incubus is 41. Singer Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) of the Spice Girls is 38. Jerry Trainor (“Wendell & Vinnie,” ”iCarly”) is 37. Singer Nokio of Dru Hill is 35.

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