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Today in entertainment history: Dec. 23

Today in entertainment history: Dec. 23

WEDDING BELLS: Director Woody Allen and wife Soon-Yi Previn attend the Versus Versace and Capsule Collection fashion show at the 69th Regiment Armory on Wednesday, May 15 in New York. The couple married on this date in 1997. Photo: Associated Press/ Evan Agostini/Invision

A look back on the Hollywood headlines from Dec. 23.

1964: The Beach Boys made their first appearance on “Shindig!”

1967: The Rolling Stones album “Their Satanic Majesties Request” was released.

1969: Diana Ross began her final engagement with The Supremes in Las Vegas. The last show was a few weeks later. Ross was replaced with Jean Terrell.

1972: Grand Funk Railroad’s rehearsal for a live album in New York was interrupted by former manager Terry Knight, two deputy sheriffs and an attorney. Knight had a court order giving him the right to seize $1 million dollars or equivalent assets, and he took the band’s equipment after the show.

1985: Two fans of Judas Priest shot themselves after listening to the band’s “Stained Class” album. Raymond Belknap died instantly and James Vance died in 1988 after lapsing into a coma. In 1990, a judge decided Judas Priest did not place subliminal messages on the album.

1997: Woody Allen married Soon-Yi Previn in a secret wedding in Venice, Italy.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Frederic Forrest (“Lonesome Dove”) is 77. Actor James Stacy (“Lancer”) is 77. Guitarist Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna) is 73. Drummer Ron Bushy of Iron Butterfly is 72. Actor-comedian Harry Shearer (“The Simpsons”) is 70. Actress Susan Lucci (“All My Children”) is 67. Guitarist Dave Murray of Iron Maiden is 57. Singer Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam is 49. Actress Anna Maria Perez de Tagle (“Hannah Montana,” ”Camp Rock”) is 23.

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