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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 20

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 20

ALL IN A FRENZY: Madonna caused quite a stir in 1992 with the release of her book. Photo: Associated Press

A look at the memorable moments and Hollywood milestones that happened on October 20.

1973: “The Six Million Dollar Man,” starring Lee Majors, premiered on ABC.
1976: Led Zeppelin’s concert film “The Song Remains The Same” premiered in London.
1977: Three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd were killed in the crash of a privately-chartered plane in Mississippi. The crash took the lives of lead singer Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines and backup singer Cassie Gaines.
1991: Country singer Clint Black and actress Lisa Hartman were married.
1992: Madonna’s album “Erotica” was released, one day before her book “Sex” hit the bookshelves.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor William Christopher (“MASH”) is 81. Rockabilly singer Wanda Jackson is 76. Musician Tom Petty is 63. Actor Viggo Mortensen (“Lord of the Rings”) is 55. Drummer Jim “Soni” Sonefeld of Hootie and the Blowfish is 49. Bassist Doug Eldridge of Oleander is 46. Rapper Snoop Lion (formerly Snoop Dogg) is 42. Country singer Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town is 42. Country musician Jeff Loberg is 37. Actor John Krasinski (“The Office”) is 34. Bassist Daniel Tichenor of Cage The Elephant is 34. Actress Katie Featherston (“Paranormal Activity”) is 31. Actress Jennifer Nicole Freeman (“My Wife And Kids”) is 28.

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