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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 27

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 27

MARILYN AND JOE: Joe DiMaggio draws a big smile from his movie-star wife Marilyn Monroe at the El Morocco restaurant in New York City late Sept. I2, 1954. Happy couple was dining with friends after Joe flew in from the west coast to join the Mrs. Marilyn is in town" to make street scenes in Manhattan for her new picture, "The Seven Year Itch". The couple divorced later that year. Photo: Associated Press

A look at some of the most memorable moments in entertainment history that happened on Oct. 27.

1947: The radio show “You Bet Your Life,” starring Groucho Marx, premiered on ABC. It later became a television show on NBC.

1954: Walt Disney’s first television program, titled “Disneyland” after his yet-to-be completed theme park, premiered on ABC.

1954: Marilyn Monroe’s divorce from Joe DiMaggio was finalized.

1975: Bruce Springsteen appeared on the covers of both Newsweek and Time.

1989: Jane Pauley announced that she was leaving NBC’s “Today” show.

1995: Singer Gloria Estefan performed for Pope John Paul the Second as part of the celebration of his 50th anniversary in the priesthood. She was the first pop star to receive a call from the Pope to perform.

1999: Rapper Master P was waived from the Toronto Raptors. It was his second try to reach the pro leagues. The Charlotte Hornets waived him the year before.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Nanette Fabray is 93. Actress Ruby Dee is 91. Actor-comedian John Cleese is 74. Country singer Lee Greenwood is 71. Country singer-guitarist Jack Daniels (Highway 101) is 64. Bassist Garry Tallent of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is 64. Author Fran Lebowitz is 63. Guitarist K.K. Downing (Judas Priest) is 62. TV personality Jayne Kennedy is 62. Actor-director Roberto Benigni (“Life Is Beautiful”) is 61. Actor Peter Firth (“That’s Life”) is 60. Actor Robert Picardo (“The Wonder Years,” ”China Beach”) is 60. Singer Simon LeBon of Duran Duran is 55. Keyboardist J.D. McFadden (Sixpence None The Richer, The Mavericks) is 49. Drummer Jason Finn of Presidents of the United States of America is 46. Singer Scott Weiland (WY’-land) (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver) is 46. Actress Sheeri Rappaport (“CSI,” ”NYPD Blue”) is 36. TV personality Kelly Osbourne is 29.

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