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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 14

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 14

THIS DAY IN 1991: The Fox network debuted Michael Jackson's "Black Or White" video. Callers to network affiliates complained about the video's sexual nature and violent content. Jackson later said he didn't mean to offend anyone. Photo: Associated Press

1943: 25-year-old Leonard Bernstein made his public debut as conductor of the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Bernstein filled in at the last minute for Bruno Walter, who became sick prior to a nationally broadcast concert.

1960: Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now Or Never” became the fastest-selling single in British history, selling 780,000 copies in its first week.

1991: The Fox network debuted Michael Jackson’s “Black Or White” video. Callers to network affiliates complained about the video’s sexual nature and violent content. Jackson later said he didn’t mean to offend anyone.

1998: Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman were married at a chapel in Las Vegas. They divorced after less than five months of marriage.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Kathleen Hughes (“Babe”) is 86. Jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis is 80. Writer P.J. O’Rourke is 67. Zydeco singer-accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco is 67. Guitarist James Young of Styx is 65. Singer Stephen Bishop is 63. Pianist Yanni is 60. Actor D.B. Sweeney is 53. Actress Laura San Giacomo (“Just Shoot Me”) is 53. Rapper Reverend Run of Run-DMC is 50. Actor Patrick Warburton (“The Tick,” ”Seinfeld”) is 50. Singer Jeanette Jurado of Expose’ is 49. Bassist Brian Yale of Matchbox Twenty is 46. Singer Butch Walker (Marvelous 3) is 45. Actor Josh Duhamel (“Las Vegas”) is 42. Drummer Travis Barker of Plus-44 and of Blink-182 is 39. Drummer Robby Shaffer of MercyMe is 39. Actor Brian Dietzen (“NCIS”) is 37. Rapper Shyheim is 37. Bassist Tobin Esperance of Papa Roach is 35.

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