On November 14, 1943, 25-year-old Leonard Bernstein (BURN’-styn) made his public debut as conductor of the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. Bernstein filled in at the last minute for Bruno Walter, who fell ill ahead of a nationally broadcast concert.
In 1960, Elvis Presley’s “It’s Now Or Never” set the record for the fastest-selling single in British history, selling 780,000 copies in its first week.
In 1988, the comedy “Murphy Brown,” starring Candice Bergen, debuted on CBS.
In 1991, the Fox network debuted Michael Jackson’s “Black Or White” video. Callers to network affiliates complained about the video’s sexual nature and violent content. Jackson later said he did not intend to offend anyone.
In 1998, Carmen Electra and Dennis Rodman were married in a chapel in Las Vegas. They divorced after less than five months of marriage.
In 1999, Gary Glitter was acquitted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old fan. A few hours later, he was sentenced to prison for downloading thousands of pornographic images of children.
In 2016, country singer Holly Dunn died after a battle with ovarian cancer in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was 59.
Today’s birthdays: Actress Kathleen Hughes (“Babe”) is 95. Styx guitarist James Young is 74. Musician Stephen Bishop is 72. Pianist Yanni is 69. Actor Laura San Giacomo (GEE’-ah-coh-moh) (“Just ” Shoot Me”) is 62. Actor DB Sweeney is 62. Rapper Reverend Run of Run-DMC is 59. Actor Patrick Warburton (“The Tick,” “Seinfeld”) is 59. Singer Jeanette Jurado of Expose’ is 58. Bassist Brian Yale of Matchbox Twenty is 55. Singer-music producer Butch Walker (Marvelous 3) is 54. Actor Josh Duhamel (du-MEHL’) (Films “Transformers”, TV’s “Las Vegas”) is 51. Drummer Travis Barker of Blink-182 is 48. Drummer Robby Shaffer of MercyMe is 48. Actor Brian Dietzen (DEETZ’-en) (“NCIS”) is 46. Rapper Shyheim (shy-HEEM’) is 46. Bassist Tobin Esperance of Papa Roach is 44 .Actress Olga Kurylenko (kur-eh-LEN’-koh) (“Quantum of Silence”) is 44. Comedian Vanessa Bayer (“Saturday Night Live”) is 42. Actor Russell Tovey (“Quantico”) is 42. Actor Cory Michael Smith (“Gotham”) is 37. Actor Graham Patrick Martin (“Major Crimes,” “Two and a Half Men”) is 32.
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