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That Was the Week That Was

That Was the Week That Was

Entertainment highlights during the week of Aug. 24-30:
1946: Norma Jean Baker was signed to a contract with 20th Century Fox, who changed her name to Marilyn Monroe.
1967: The last episode of "The Fugitive" aired. It was the largest audience in TV history until the "Who Shot J.R." episode of "Dallas."
1968: The Beatles released "Hey Jude" as a single.
1970: Elton John made his US debut at the Troubadour Club in Los Angeles. The performance kicked off a brief tour and led to a recording contract with MCA.
1974: The last episode of "The Brady Bunch" aired on ABC.
1976: Boston released its self-titled album.
1984: Author Truman Capote died in Los Angeles. An autopsy revealed he overdosed on valium, codeine and barbiturates.
1986: Paul Simon's "Graceland" album was released.
1990: Garth Brooks released his album "No Fences."
1993: "Late Show with David Letterman" made its debut on CBS, after moving his show from NBC.
2001: Singer Aaliyah and eight others died in a plane crash shortly after takeoff in the Bahamas. Aaliyah was 22.
2003: The MTV Video Music Awards opened with a performance by Madonna in which she kissed Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera full on their mouths.


Updated : 2021-05-07 18:31 GMT+08:00