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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 19

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 19

HUSBAND & WIFE: Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake wed in 2012. Photo: Associated Press

A look back at the memorable moments and Hollywood milestones that happened on October 19.

1952: Hank Williams and his second wife, Billie Jean, repeated their wedding vows on a New Orleans stage. Williams died less than three months later.
1966: The Yardbirds arrived in New York for their first North American tour. After only two dates, guitarist Jeff Beck left the band.
1967: Smokey Robinson and The Miracles released “I Second That Emotion.”
1987: Melissa Etheridge began recording her self-titled debut album.
1991: Grant Turner, the voice of the Grand Ole Opry, died. He was 79.
2012: Singer Justin Timberlake married actress Jessica Biel at a seaside resort in Italy.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Michael Gambon (“Harry Potter” films) is 73. Actor John Lithgow is 68. Singer Jeannie C. Riley is 68. Singer Patrick Simmons of The Doobie Brothers is 65. Talk show host Charlie Chase is 61. Singer Jennifer Holliday is 53. TV host Ty Pennington (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) is 49. Singer-guitarist Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd and the Monsters is 48. Actor Jon Favreau is 47. “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker is 44. Comedian Chris Kattan (“Saturday Night Live”) is 43. Actor Omar Gooding (“Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper”) is 37. Country singer Cyndi Thomson is 37. Writer-director Jason Reitman is 36. Actor Benjamin Salisbury (“The Nanny”) is 33. Actress Gillian Jacobs is 31.

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