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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 15

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 15

WIZARD OF OZ: Bert Lahr as the Cowardly Lion, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Judy Garland as Dorothy, and Jack Haley as the Tin Woodman, sing in this scene from "The Wizard of Oz." Photo: Associated Press

A look at the Hollywood headlines from Jan. 15.

1954: Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio in San Francisco. They split after nine months.

1967: The Rolling Stones appeared on the “Ed Sullivan Show” to sing “Let’s Spend The Night Together.” To satisfy censors, Mick Jagger sang “Let’s spend some TIME together.”

1974: The TV sitcom “Happy Days” premiered on ABC.

1987: Actor Ray Bolger died. He was 83. He’s probably best known for playing the Scarecrow in “The Wizard of Oz.”

1991: Sean Lennon’s remake of his father’s “Give Peace A Chance” was released to coincide with the United Nations’ midnight deadline for Iraq to withdraw from Kuwait. The lyrics were updated to reflect concerns of the 1990s.

1992: Johnny Cash, the Jimi Hendrix Experience and the Isley Brothers were among those inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

2005: NBC held an all-star telethon to raise money for victims of a tsunami in south Asia. Performers included Madonna, Elton John, Brian Wilson, Lenny Kravitz, John Mayer, Nelly and Eric Clapton.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Margaret O’Brien (“Meet Me In St. Louis”) is 77. Actress Andrea Martin is 67. Actor-director Mario Van Peebles is 57. Actor James Nesbitt (“Waking Ned Devine”) is 49. Singer Lisa Lisa of Lisa Lisa and the Cult Jam is 47. Actor Chad Lowe is 46. Actress Regina King is 43. Actor Eddie Cahill (“CSI: New York”) is 36. Rapper Pitbull is 33. Electronic musician Skrillex is 26.

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