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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 29

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 29

DIAMOND ON TOP: Neil Diamond in 1972. Photo: Associated Press

A look at the milestones and memories from Oct. 29.

1956: “The Huntley-Brinkley Report” premiered as NBC’s nightly television newscast, replacing “The Camel News Caravan.”

1964: The “T.A.M.I. Show” was filmed in Santa Monica, California. It featured performances by the Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Lesley Gore, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Rolling Stones and The Supremes.

1970: Neil Diamond received a gold record for “Cracklin’ Rosie.”

1971: Allman Brothers guitarist Duane Allman was killed in a motorcycle crash in Macon, Georgia. A similar accident took the life of the band’s bassist, Berry Oakley, the next year.

1981: The TV comedy “Gimme A Break,” starring Nell Carter, made its debut on NBC.

1983: Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” became the longest-running album on the “Billboard” music charts, with a total of 491 weeks. That record has since been broken.

1996: The Notorious B.I.G. and Faith Evans became parents to a son, Christopher Wallace.

Today’s Birthdays: Country singer Lee Clayton is 71. Guitarist Denny Laine (Wings, Moody Blues) is 69. Singer-actress Melba Moore is 68. Guitarist Peter Green (Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac) is 67. Actor Richard Dreyfuss is 66. Actress Kate Jackson is 65. Actor Dan Castellaneta (“The Simpsons”) is 56. Singer Randy Jackson of The Jacksons is 52. Drummer Peter Timmins of Cowboy Junkies is 48. Actress Joely Fisher (“Ellen”) is 46. Rapper Paris is 46. Singer S.A. Martinez of 311 is 44. Actress Winona Ryder is 42. Actor Trevor Lissauer (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) is 40. Actress Gabrielle Union is 40. Actor Brendan Fehr (“CSI: Miami,” ”Roswell”) is 36. Bassist Chris Baio of Vampire Weekend is 29.

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