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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 23

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 23

WAY BACK WHEN: Russell Brand and Katy Perry were married on Oct. 23, 2010. The couple divorced two years later. Photo: Associated Press

A look back at the memorable moments that happened on Oct. 23.

1941: The Disney film “Dumbo” was released.

1978: Maybelle Carter, the matriarch of the musical Carter family, died. Maybelle was the mother of June Carter, who became Mrs. Johnny Cash. Maybelle Carter was 69.

1984: Musician Bob Geldof watched a documentary on the BBC about Ethiopia’s famine. He was so moved he called his friend, Midge Ure, and together they wrote the charity song “Do They Know It’s Christmas.”

1992: Country singer George Strait made his movie debut in “Pure Country,” in which he starred as a country western singer.

1995: A Houston jury found Yolanda Saldivar guilty of murdering Tejano singing star Selena. She was sentenced to spend at least 30 years in prison.

2004: Ashlee Simpson walked off stage after the wrong vocal track was played during her performance on “Saturday Night Live,” which revealed she was lip-synching.

2010: Singer Katy Perry married comedian Russell Brand at a tiger sanctuary in India. They divorced in 2012.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer Barbara Ann Hawkins of The Dixie Cups is 70. Director Ang Lee is 59. Jazz singer Dianne Reeves is 57. Country singer Dwight Yoakam is 57. Singer “Weird Al” Yankovic is 54. Bassist Robert Trujillo of Metallica is 49. Singer David Thomas of Take 6 is 47. Drummer Brian Nevin of Big Head Todd and The Monsters is 47. Bassist Eric Bass of Shinedown is 39. “So You Think You Can Dance” host Cat Deeley is 37. Actor Ryan Reynolds (“Van Wilder,” ”Two Guys and a Girl”) is 37. Singer Matthew Shultz of Cage The Elephant is 30. Singer Miguel is 28. Actress Jessica Stroup (“90210”) is 27.

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