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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 20

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 20

ON THIS DAY IN 1990: Milli Vanilli held a press conference to discuss the lip-synching scandal that cost them their Grammy. Photo: Associated Press

A look at the news that made Hollywood headlines on Nov. 20.

1966: The musical “Cabaret” opened on Broadway.

1970: Kinks singer Ray Davies re-recorded one word for the single “Apeman.” The song contained the word “foggin’,” which sounded too much like an expletive.

1973: Who drummer Keith Moon collapsed twice during a concert in San Francisco, apparently because of jet lag. Guitarist Pete Townshend asked for a volunteer from the audience to finish the set — and got one.

1983: An estimated 100 million people watched the controversial ABC movie “The Day After,” which depicted the outbreak of nuclear war.

1990: The two performers known as Milli Vanilli held a press conference to discuss the lip-synching scandal that cost them their Grammy. Rob Pilatus told kids to get a good lawyer if they want to get into show business.

1994: Musician David Crosby got a liver transplant.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress-comedian Kaye Ballard is 88. Actress Estelle Parsons is 86. Comedian Dick Smothers is 75. Singer Norman Greenbaum is 71. Actress Veronica Hamel is 70. Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is 67. Actor Samuel E. Wright (Sebastian in “Little Mermaid”) is 67. Musician Joe Walsh is 66. Actor Richard Masur (“One Day at a Time”) is 65. Actress Bo Derek is 57. Drummer Jim Brown of UB40 is 56. Actress Sean Young is 54. Pianist Jim Brickman is 52. Drummer Todd Nance of Widespread Panic is 51. Actress Ming-Na (“ER,” ”Mulan”) is 50. Rapper Mike D of the Beastie Boys is 48. Rapper Sen Dog of Cypress Hill is 48. Actress Sabrina Lloyd (“Numb3rs”) is 43. Actress Marisa Ryan (“New York Undercover”) is 39. Country singer Dierks Bentley is 38. Actor Joshua Gomez (“Chuck”) is 38. Country singer Josh Turner is 36. Actress Nadine Velazquez (“My Name Is Earl”) is 35. Actress Ashley Fink (“Glee”) is 27. Bassist Jared Followill of Kings of Leon is 27. Actor Cody Linley (“Hannah Montana”) is 24.

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