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October 20, 2014 15:18 GMT
(Following Advance for Use Sunday, October 26)
On Oct. 26, 1936, country artist Roy Acuff made his first recordings, including "Great Speckled Bird" and "Wabash Cannonball."
In 1955, "Rebel Without A Cause," starring James Dean, opened in New York.
In 1965, The Beatles were made Members of the British Empire by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
In 1966, Liberace (lih-ber-AH'-chee) played the parts of both a good and evil pianist on "Batman."
In 1970, the comic "Doonesbury" by Garry Trudeau premiered.
In 1978, "Hot Child In The City" by Nick Gilder hit No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart. It took 20 weeks from the time it entered the
Hot 100 to reach No. 1, longer than any single before it.
In 1981, David Bowie met with Queen in Montreaux, Switzerland, to record "Under Pressure" in an all-night session.
In 1982, the hospital drama "St. Elsewhere" premiered on NBC.
In 1984, the movie "The Terminator" opened.
In 1993, Roman Catholic churches in San Juan, Puerto Rico, opened their doors for the night and urged residents to tie black ribbons on trees to protest Madonna's first concert there.
Today's Birthdays: Actress Shelley Morrison ("Will and Grace") is 78. Actress Jaclyn Smith ("Charlie's Angels") is 69. "Wheel of Fortune" host Pat Sajak is 68. Musician Bootsy Collins is 63. Singer Maggie Roche of The Roches is 63. Actor James Pickens Jr. ("Grey's Anatomy") is 62. Guitarist Keith Strickland of The B-52's is 61. Actress Rita Wilson is 58. Actor Dylan McDermott ("The Practice") is 53. Actor Cary Elwes is 52. Singer Natalie Merchant is 51. Country singer Keith Urban is 47. Actor Tom Cavanagh ("Ed") is 46. Actress Rosemarie DeWitt ("The United States of Tara") is 43. Writer-actor Seth McFarlane ("Family Guy") is 41. Actor Jon Heder ("Blades of Glory," "Napoleon Dynamite") is 37. Singer Mark Barry of BBMak is 36.
(Above for release Sunday, Oct. 26)
Copyright 2014, The Associated Press.
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