Today in entertainment history: Dec. 3

Today in entertainment history: Dec. 3

THIS DAY IN 1992: Stevie Wonder was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Academy of Songwriters. Photo: Associated Press

1947: The Tennessee Williams play “A Streetcar Named Desire” opened on Broadway.

1966: The Monkees performed their first live concert, in Honolulu.

1968: Elvis Presley’s now famous comeback special was broadcast on NBC.

1976: Pink Floyd released a 40-foot helium-filled pig at Battersea Power Station in England so they could photograph it for their “Animals” album cover. The pig broke loose, and authorities had to alert pilots to watch for a flying pig.

1992: Stevie Wonder was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Academy of Songwriters.

Today’s birthdays: Director Jean-Luc Godard is 84. Singer Jaye P. Morgan (“The Gong Show”) is 83. Actress Mary Alice is 73. Singer Ozzy Osbourne is 66. Singer Mickey Thomas of Jefferson Starship is 65. Bassist Paul Gregg of Restless Heart is 60. Actor Steven Culp (“Desperate Housewives”) is 59. Actress Daryl Hannah is 54. Actress Julianne Moore is 54. Actor Brendan Fraser is 46. Singer Montell Jordan is 46. Actor-comedian Royale Watkins is 45. Actress Holly Marie Combs (“Charmed”) is 41. Actress Liza Lapira (“Don’t Trust the B– in Apartment 23”) is 39. Musician Daniel Bedingfield is 35. Actress Anna Chlumsky is 34. Actor Brian Bonsall (“Family Ties”) is 33. Singer-songwriter Andy Grammer is 31. Actress Amanda Seyfried (“Mamma Mia”) is 29. Actor Jake T. Austin (“Wizards of Waverly Place”) is 20.

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