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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 8

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 8

'DAYS' THEN AND NOW: The cast and crew of "Days of Our Lives" accept the award for outstanding drama series at the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Sunday, June 16, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The daytime drama debuted on NBC in 1965. Photo: Associated Press/Chris Pizzello/Invision

A look at the entertainment milestones reached on this day in history, Nov. 8.

1965: The soap opera “Days of Our Lives” premiered on NBC.

1968: A London court granted Cynthia Lennon a divorce from John Lennon.

1971: Led Zeppelin released an untitled album that became known as “Led Zeppelin 4.”

2011: Rapper Heavy D collapsed outside his home in Beverly Hills, California. He died later at a hospital of a pulmonary embolism. He was 44.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Norman Lloyd (“St. Elsewhere”) is 99. CBS newsman Morley Safer is 82. Singer Bonnie Bramlett is 69. Singer Bonnie Raitt is 64. “Entertainment Tonight” host Mary Hart is 63. Former Playboy CEO Christie Hefner is 61. Actress Alfre Woodard is 61. Singer-songwriter Rickie Lee Jones is 59. Singer-actor Leif Garrett is 52. Actress Courtney Thorne-Smith (“According to Jim,” ”Ally McBeal”) is 46. Actress Parker Posey is 45. Singer Diana King is 43. Actress Gretchen Mol is 40. Actor Matthew Rhys (“Brothers and Sisters”) is 39. Actress Tara Reid (“American Pie”) is 38. Singer Bucky Covington (“American Idol”) is 36. Actress Dania Ramirez is 34. TV personality Jack Osbourne (“The Osbournes”) is 28. Actress Jessica Lowndes (“90210″) is 25. Singer Lauren Alaina (“American Idol”) is 19.

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