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Today in History: Tuesday, November 28, 2023

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Television and Radio
The Grand Ole Opry made its radio debut on station WSM in 1925…Three notable series launched: Buddy comedy “My Boys” on TBS in 2006; boy band comedy “Big Time Rush” on Nickelodeon in 2009; and psychological thriller “Servant” on Apple TV+ in 2019.

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. Netflix’s biographical serial killer drama “Dahmer: Monster – The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” is now the streamer’s second most-watched series ever.

Celebrity Birthdays
Music producer Berry Gordy in 94; singer-songwriter Randy Newman is 80; former “Late Show” bandleader Paul Shaffer is 74; actor Ed Harris is 73; actress S. Epatha Merkerson (“Law & Order”) is 71; actor Judd Nelson (“The Breakfast Club”) is 64; director Alfonso Cuaron is 62; former late night talk show host Jon Stewart is 61; actress Jane Sibbett (“Friends”) is 61; actress Garcelle Beauvais (“The Jamie Foxx Show”) is 57; En Vogue singer Dawn Robinson is 55; Black Eyed Peas musician is 49; actor Ryan Kwanten (“True Blood”) is 46; R&B singer Trey Songz is 39; actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) is 39; actor-rapper Bryshere Gray (“Empire”) is 30.