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Today in entertainment history: Nov. 25

Today in entertainment history: Nov. 25

WHITNEY HOUSTON: Singer Whitney Houston poses backstage with her seven awards at the 21st annual American Music Awards in 1994. Houston won favorite female artist, pop/rock; favorite female artist, soul/rhythm and blues; favorite single, "I Will Always Love You," soul/rhythm and blues; and the Award of Merit. The soundtrack for "The Bodyguard" won favorite album in the categories of pop/rock, soul/rhythm and blues and adult contemporary. Photo: Associated Press/Douglas Pizac

A look at some of Hollywood’s headlines through the years that happened on Nov. 25.

1952: The Agatha Christie play “Mousetrap” opened in London. It became the longest-running play ever.

1968: The Beatles’ “White Album” was released.

1969: John Lennon returned his MBE medal to the Queen to protest Britain’s support for U.S. involvement to Vietnam, among other things. The other three Beatles kept their medals, which they received in 1965.

1984: The Ethiopian famine relief song “Do They Know It’s Christmas” by Band Aid was recorded in London. The session was organized by singer Bob Geldof.

1985: Bobby Brown announced he was leaving the group New Edition for a solo career.

1992: Whitney Houston’s first movie, “The Bodyguard,” opened nationwide. The movie’s theme song “I Will Always Love You” was already a number one song when the film opened.

1998: Actor Michael J. Fox revealed he had Parkinson’s disease.

2002: Actor Nicolas Cage filed for divorce from Lisa Marie Presley. They had been married for four months.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Kathryn Crosby is 80. Singer Percy Sledge is 73. Singer Bob Lind is 69. Actor-game show host Ben Stein is 69. Actor John Larroquette is 66. “Dancing With The Stars” judge Bruno Tonioli is 58. Singer Amy Grant is 53. Singer Mark Lanegan (Queens of the Stone Age and Screaming Trees) is 49. Singer Tim Armstrong of Rancid is 48. Actor Billy Burke (“Twilight” films) is 47. Singer Stacy Lattisaw is 47. Guitarist Rodney Sheppard of Sugar Ray is 47. Rapper-producer Erick Sermon is 45. Actress Jill Hennessy (“Crossing Jordan”) is 44. Actress Christina Applegate is 42. Actor Eddie Steeples (“My Name Is Earl”) is 40. Actress Katie Cassidy (new “Melrose Place”) is 27.

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