Television and Radio:
The Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on station WSM in 1925.
Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”, the first in a series of movies based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s book, had its world premiere in New Zealand in 2012.
Queen Latifah released her debut album, “All Hail the Queen”, and its success helped redefine the traditionally male genre of rap.
The U.S. launched the space probe Mariner IV from Cape Kennedy on a course set for Mars in 1964…Margaret Thatcher resigned as prime minister of Britain in 1990…Jeffrey Dahmer, a convicted serial killer, was clubbed to death in a Wisconsin prison by a fellow inmate in 1994.
Music producer Berry Gordy in 92; actor Ed Harris is 71; actor Judd Nelson (“The Breakfast Club”) is 62; former late night talk show host Jon Stewart is 59.