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Today in entertainment history: Dec. 16

Today in entertainment history: Dec. 16

TERI HATCHER: US actress Teri Hatcher gestures during the Women's World Award Gala in Leipzig, eastern Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005. She was honored with the World Actress Award 2005. Photo: Associated Press/Eckehard Schulz

A look at the Hollywood headlines that made history.

1966: “Hey Joe,” the first single by the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was released in Britain. The song was not released as a single in the U.S.

1970: Five singles and five albums by Creedence Clearwater Revival were certified gold. The songs were “Travelin’ Band,” ”Up Around the Bend,” ”Lookin’ Out My Back Door,” ”Down on the Corner” and “Bad Moon Rising.”

1973:
Singer Jermaine Jackson married Hazel Gordy, the daughter of Motown Records founder Berry Gordy.

1977: The Bee Gees were awarded a gold record for “How Deep is Your Love.”

2005: Actress Teri Hatcher won her libel suit against a British tabloid that printed a fake story claiming she neglected her daughter while having sex with men in a van outside her home.

Today’s birthdays: Actress Joyce Bulifant (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show”) is 76. Actress Liv Ullman is 75. Journalist Lesley Stahl (“60 Minutes”) is 72. Writer-producer Steven Bochco is 70. Guitarist Tony Hicks of The Hollies is 68. Singer Benny Anderson of ABBA is 67. Actor Ben Cross is 66. Singer-guitarist Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top is 64. Actress Alison LaPlaca (“The John Larroquette Show”) is 54. Actor Sam Robards is 52. Actor Jon Tenney (“The Closer,” ”Brooklyn South”) is 52. Actor Benjamin Bratt (“Private Practice,” ”Law and Order”) is 50. Country singer Jeff Carson is 50. Comedian JB Smoove (“The Millers,” ”Curb Your Enthusiasm”) is 48. Singer Michael McCary of Boyz II Men is 42. Actress Krysten Ritter (“Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23,” ”Breaking Bad,” ”Gilmore Girls”) is 32. Actress Amanda Setton (“The Mindy Project,” ”Gossip Girl”) is 28. Actress Anna Popplewell (“The Chronicles of Narnia” films) is 25.

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