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That Was the Week That Was

That Was the Week That Was

Entertainment highlights during the week of Jan. 18-24:
1957: Elvis Presley recorded the song "Teddy Bear."
1966: George Harrison married model Patti Boyd. They met during the filming of The Beatles' film "A Hard Day's Night."
1968: "Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In," hosted by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, premiered on NBC.
1976: "Donny and Marie" premiered on ABC. It was the first variety show hosted by a brother and sister team, Donny and Marie Osmond.
1977: The TV mini-series "Roots," based on the Alex Haley novel, began on ABC.
1982: Singer Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a live bat during a concert in Des Moines, Iowa. He claimed he thought it was a toy thrown to him by an audience member.
1982: George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley recorded their first demos as Wham! at Ridgeley's parents' house. They used a portable studio that cost them $32.
1990: Comedians Roseanne Barr and Tom Arnold got married. They have since split up.
1993: Actress Audrey Hepburn died of cancer in Switzerland at the age of 63.
1996: Lisa Marie Presley filed for divorce from Michael Jackson.
2004: Jennifer Lopez called off her engagement to Ben Affleck.
2005: Johnny Carson died from complications of emphysema in Los Angeles. He was 79.


Updated : 2021-04-16 22:40 GMT+08:00