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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 20

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 20

RIP AUDREY: Audrey Hepburn died on this date in 1993. The actress is seen here in a 1953 issue of "Life" magazine. Photo: Associated Press

A look at Hollywood headlines from years past.

1965: Disc jockey Alan Freed in Palm Springs, California, died of kidney and liver disease. He was 42. He’s credited with coining the phrase “rock and roll.”

1973: Jerry Lee Lewis made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry. Opry officials allowed him to perform as long as he didn’t use profanities and played only country music. By the end of the set, Lewis broke both agreements.

1982: Singer Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a live bat during a concert in Des Moines, Iowa. He claimed he thought it was a toy thrown to him by an audience member.

1988: Beach Boy Mike Love hurled insults at Paul McCartney, Diana Ross, Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger while the Beach Boys were being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1990: Comedians Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold got married. They have since split up.

1993: Actress Audrey Hepburn died of cancer in Switzerland at the age of 63.

2012: Singer Etta James died of complications from leukemia at the age of 73.

Today’s Birthdays: Comedian Arte (AR’-tee) Johnson is 85. Singer Eric Stewart (10cc, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders) is 69. Director David Lynch is 68. Drummer George Grantham of Poco is 67. Guitarist Paul Stanley of Kiss is 62. Bassist Ian Hill of Judas Priest is 62. TV host Bill Maher (“Politically Incorrect”) is 58. Actor Lorenzo Lamas is 56. Actor James Denton (“Desperate Housewives”) is 51. Bassist Greg K. of The Offspring is 49. Country singer John Michael Montgomery is 49. Actor Rainn Wilson (“The Office”) is 48. Actress Stacey Dash (“Clueless”) is 47. Actor Reno Wilson (“Mike and Molly”) is 45. Singer Edwin McCain is 44. Actor Skeet Ulrich (“Scream,” ”As Good As It Gets”) is 44. Drummer ?uestlove (questlove) of The Roots is 43. Drummer Rob Bourdon of Linkin Park is 35. Singer (“American Girl”)-songwriter (co-wrote Katy Perry’s “Roar,” ”California Gurls”) Bonnie McKee is 30. Country singer Brantley Gilbert is 29. Singer Kevin Parker of Tame Impala is 28. Actor Evan Peters (“American Horror Story”) is 27.

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