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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 30

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 30

THIS DAY IN 2004: Ken Jennings lost on "Jeopardy!" after winning 74 times and $2.5 million. Photo: Associated Press

1965: The state of Colorado declared “Rolling Stones Day,” in honor of the Stones concert in Denver.

1969: Simon and Garfunkel’s first TV special was broadcast in the U.S.

1976: Singers-songwriters Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson were married.

1988: LL Cool J performed the first rap concert in Africa, in Cote D’Ivoire.

1996: Entertainer Tiny Tim died after performing his signature song, “Tiptoe Thru’ The Tulips,” at a benefit concert in Minneapolis. Reports put his age at either 64 or 66.

2000: Loverboy bassist Scott Smith was washed off his boat about four miles off the coast of San Francisco. His body was never found.

2004: Ken Jennings lost on “Jeopardy!” after winning 74 times and $2.5 million.

Today’s Birthdays:
Actor Robert Guillaume is 88. Country singer-record company executive Jimmy Bowen is 78. Director Ridley Scott is 78. Bassist Roger Glover of Deep Purple is 70. Actress Margaret Whitton is 65. Singer-actor Mandy Patinkin is 63. Guitarist Shuggie Otis is 62. Country singer Jeannie Kendall of The Kendalls is 61 Singer Billy Idol is 60. Guitarist John Ashton of Psychedelic Furs is 58. Comedian Colin Mochrie (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) is 58. Rapper Jalil of Whodini is 52. Actor-director Ben Stiller is 50. Actress Sandra Oh (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Sideways”) is 45. Singer Clay Aiken is 37. Actress Elisha Cuthbert (“24”) is 33. Actress Kaley Cuoco (“The Big Bang Theory”) is 30. Model Chrissy Teigen is 30.

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