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Entertainment - Historical Events
Date Event
1774-10-20

Continental Congress orders discouragment of entertainment

1946-05-09

1st hour long entertainment TV show, "NBC's Hour Glass" premieres

1968-01-01

ABC radio splits into 4 networks (Info, Entertainment, Contemp & FM)

1972-04-14

"That's Entertainment" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 4 performances

1972-04-16

"That's Entertainment" closes at Edison Theater NYC after 4 perfs

1977-01-30

8th (final) part of "Roots" is most-watched entertainment show ever

1979-09-07

The Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) makes its debut.

1981-09-14

Entertainment Tonight premieres on TV

1982-05-28

Leonard Maltin's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight

1982-06-23

Mary Hart joins Entertainment Tonight

1984-07-31

Leeza Gibbon's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight

1986-08-18

John Tesh's 1st appearance on Entertainment Tonight

1987-03-20

Soviet filmmakers arrive in Hollywood for an entertainment summit

1987-10-30

In Japan, NEC releases the first 16-bit home entertainment system, the TurboGrafx-16, known as PC Engine.

1989-05-12

"Entertainment Tonight" makes 2,000th TV performance

1991-04-12

2,500th episode of Entertainment Tonight airs

1993-03-12

Entertainment Tonight's 3,000th show

1994-09-29

House votes to end lobbyists buying meals & entertainment for Congress

1995-06-03

1st Blockbuster Entertainment Awards held at Pantages Theatre, Hollywood

1996-05-30

John Tesh's final day as host of "Entertainment Tonight"

1997-01-10

4,000th episode of "Entertainment Tonight"

2012-01-19

FBI shuts down Megaupload.com for alleged copyright infringement, hacker group Anonymous responds by attacking government and entertainment industry websites

2012-11-16

'Call of Duty: Black Ops 2' grosses $500 million in 24 hours to become the biggest entertainment launch of all time

2013-09-20

Grand Theft Auto becomes the fastest entertainment product to reach $1 Billion in sales

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Entertainment - Notable Birthdays

Vanessa MinnilloNov 9, 1980

Entertainment - Birthdays
Date Event
1909-07-03

Lucy Kroll, entertainment agent

1914-08-01

William R. Poole, That's Entertainment, Part II

1917-06-30

Lena Horne, That's Entertainment! III

1917-10-07

June Allyson, That's Entertainment! III

1922-01-13

Army Archerd, Entertainment Tonight

1922-11-12

Jim Bellows, Entertainment Tonight

1923-10-10

Ana Luisa Pérez, That's Entertainment!

1926-04-21

Roger Mayer, That's Entertainment! III

1926-11-28

Peter C. Johnson, That's Entertainment, Part II

1930-01-05

Alfred Masini, Entertainment Tonight

1930-07-03

Ronnie Bright, That's Entertainment, Evans Style

1932-03-04

Frank Wells, American entertainment businessman (d. 1994)

1933-10-25

Jack Haley Jr., That's Entertainment!

1934-09-27

Barbara Howar, Nashville, reporter (Wash Post, Entertainment Tonight)

1936-10-08

Rona Barrett, Entertainment Tonight

1937-03-10

Bud Friedgen, That's Entertainment! III

1938-01-26

Wayne Warga, Entertainment Tonight

1942-04-08

Roger Chapman, Leicester, rock vocalist (Family-Family Entertainment)

1944-12-06

Jonathan King, Entertainment USA

1945-05-05

Kurt Loder, Entertainment reporter

1945-08-03

Ron Hendren, Pinehurst NC, TV host (Entertainment Tonight)

1947-04-21

John Weider, bassist (Family-Family Entertainment)

1948-02-14

Pat O'Brien, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)

1948-03-01

Alan Arthur, Entertainment Tonight

1948-10-04

Linda McMahon, CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment

1949-09-27

Robb Weller, TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Home Show)

1950-12-18

Leonard Maltin, NYC, movie critic (Entertainment Tonight)

1951-02-10

Robert Iger, American entertainment executive

1951-02-20

Robert W. Kochman, That's Black Entertainment: Westerns

1951-11-06

Andy Friendly, Entertainment Tonight

1951-11-08

Mary Hart, Sioux Falls SD, TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight)

1953-02-25

Garrett Glaser, entertainment correspondent (Entertainment Tonight)

1953-12-08

Sam Kinison, The Sam Kinison Family Entertainment Hour

1954-05-01

Michael Scott, reporter (Entertainment Tonight)

1954-12-01

Bob Goen, TV host (Wheel of Fortune, Entertainment Tonight)

1954-12-01

Bob Goen, Entertainment Tonight

1957-03-26

Leeza Gibbons, SC, TV host (Entertainment Tonight, Leeza)

1958-02-06

Cecily Adams, Queens NY, entertainment caster (American Heart)

1958-11-10

Peter Kellert, Entertainment Tonight

1960-05-19

Jann Carl, Entertainment Tonight

1962-01-11

Julie Moran, TV hostess (Entertainment Tonight, Independence Day)

1966-06-18

Gregory Mikell, Influencial Women in Entertainment

1966-11-07

Lisa Canning, Virgin Islands, hostess (Entertainment Tonight)

1967-07-22

Michael J. De Lazzer, Entertainment Tonight

1968-03-03

Marc Thomas Ferrara, Entertainment Tonight

1968-08-01

Roshumba Williams, Entertainment Tonight

1969-06-28

William J. Hodgson, Sidewalks Entertainment

1969-06-30

Ben Patrick Johnson, Entertainment Tonight

1970-06-06

Anna David, Adult Entertainment Expo '09

1970-07-14

Antonia Kidman, In Entertainment

1971-05-06

Joseph Freed, Entertainment Tonight

1971-05-20

Chris Booker, Entertainment Tonight

1971-06-10

Leanza Cornet, TV host (Entertainment Tonight)

1971-06-10

Leanza Cornett, Entertainment Tonight

1971-08-23

Lance Tracy, Adult Entertainment: Disrobing an American Idol

1973-07-14

Alley Baggett, Entertainment Tonight

1974-12-22

Adam Hayes, Entertainment Tonight

1975-03-04

Phil Baker, Entertainment Tonight

1976-07-08

Shalimar Seiuli, 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment

1977-11-01

Walter Sanchez, Entertainment Tonight

1977-9-11

Brian Bland, Sidewalks Entertainment

1978-12-07

Patricia Ann Taylor, Entertainment Tonight

1979-06-07

Elijah Vorrasi, Entertainment Tonight

1980-01-05

Josh Schaffer, Entertainment Tonight

1980-04-02

Sebastien Roche-Lochen, Entertainment Tonight

1980-06-23

Blair Herter, Adult Entertainment Expo '09

1980-08-15

Alex Mueller, Entertainment Tonight

1980-11-09

Vanessa Minnillo, Angeles City, Pampanga, Filipino-born American TV personality (Entertainment Tonight)

1981-02-24

Jamie Marshall-Bennett, Entertainment Tonight

1981-12-18

Jennifer Hanauer, Entertainment Tonight

1982-01-28

Bonnie Horton, Entertainment Tonight

1982-02-02

Alison Gottlieb, Entertainment Tonight

1982-03-11

Ben McShane, Entertainment Tonight

1982-03-26

Allison Lambert, Entertainment Tonight

1984-07-10

Chyna White, Adult Entertainment Expo '10

1988-11-14

Madison Mason, Adult Entertainment Expo '09

1988-9-06

Max George, E! Entertainment Special: Ryan Seacrest with the Wanted

1988-9-16

Pleasure Unique, Adult Entertainment Expo '10

1993-04-18

Nathan Sykes, E! Entertainment Special: Ryan Seacrest with the Wanted

Entertainment - Weddings
Date Event
1989-04-08

Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart marries producer Burt Sugarman

1992-04-04

John Tesh (Entertainment Tonight) marries actress Connie Selleca

1992-10-10

Actress Heather Thomas weds entertainment lawyer Skip Brittenham

1996-02-14

Secretary of Defense and former US Senator William Cohen of Maine (56) weds Black Entertainment Television host Janet Langhart (54) at United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.

2003-07-05

TV personality Debbie Matenopoulos (28) weds Lions Gate Entertainment president Jay Faires at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles, California

2007-06-16

"Two and a Half Men" actor Jon Cryer (41) weds entertainment reporter Lisa Joyner (40) at the Chapel at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

2009-09-26

Actress and model Jaime Pressly (35) weds entertainment lawyer Simran Singh (33) at Dick Clark estate in Malibu

2010-11-06

"Girls Gone Wild" creator Joe Francis (37) weds CBS News Entertainment Reporter Christina McLarty on a civil wedding in Mexico

Entertainment - Divorces
Date Event
2011-01-21

Actress Jaime Pressly (35) divorces entertainment lawyer Simran Singh (33) due to irreconcilable differences after more than 1 year of marriage

Entertainment - Deaths
Date Event
1991-05-19

Peter C. Johnson, That's Entertainment, Part II

1992-04-10

Sam Kinison, The Sam Kinison Family Entertainment Hour

1994-04-27

Wayne Warga, Entertainment Tonight

1998-04-22

Shalimar Seiuli, 101 Most Shocking Moments in Entertainment

2000-01-02

William R. Poole, That's Entertainment, Part II

2001-04-21

Jack Haley Jr., That's Entertainment!

2003-06-27

Ana Luisa Pérez, That's Entertainment!

2006-07-08

June Allyson, That's Entertainment! III

2009-03-06

Jim Bellows, Entertainment Tonight

2009-09-08

Army Archerd, Entertainment Tonight

2010-05-09

Lena Horne, That's Entertainment! III

2010-11-29

Alfred Masini, Entertainment Tonight

2012-06-24

Bud Friedgen, That's Entertainment! III

2015-03-24

Roger Mayer, That's Entertainment! III

2016-04-09

Renowned entertainment lawyer Seymour Lazar dies aged 88


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