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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 6

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 6

LUCY AND DESI: The couple's comedy hour premiered on this day in 1957. Photo: Associated Press

A look back at the memorable moments that happened in the entertainment industry on Nov. 6.

1947: NBC’s “Meet The Press” went on the air.

1957: “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour” premiered on CBS. During this series, the couple agreed to divorce.

1975: the Sex Pistols played their first concert, at a London art school dance. Ten minutes into it, the school social programmer unplugged their amps.

1988: Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, announced they were seeking treatment for alcoholism.

1990: Fire swept through the backlot at Universal Studios in California, destroying sets used in “Dick Tracy,” ”Back To The Future Part 2″ and other films.

1999: Country singer Lee Ann Womack married longtime boyfriend Frank Liddell in a private ceremony.

Today’s Birthdays: Director Mike Nichols is 82. Country singer Stonewall Jackson is 81. Singer Eugene Pitt of the Jive Five is 76. Singer P.J. Proby is 75. Country singer Guy Clark is 72. Actress Sally Field is 67. Singer Glenn Frey is 65. Actor Lance Kerwin is 53. Bassist Paul Brindley of The Sundays is 50. Singer Corey Glover of Living Colour is 49. Actor Peter DeLuise (“seaQuest DSV,” ”21 Jump Street”) is 47. Actress Kelly Rutherford (“Melrose Place”) is 45. Actor Ethan Hawke is 43. Actress Thandie Newton is 41. Model-actress Rebecca Romijn is 41. Actress Taryn Manning is 35. Actress Emma Stone (“Zombieland,” ”Superbad”) is 25. Actress Mercedes Kastner is 24.

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