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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 22

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 22

LIZA AND DAVID: Liza Minnelli and David Gest, in 2002. Photo: Associated Press

A look back at the memorable moments and Hollywood milestones that happened on Oct. 22.

1966: The Beach Boys’ song “Good Vibrations” was released. At that time, it was the most expensive single ever recorded, costing $40,000 dollars to make.

1966: “Weird Al” Yankovic took his first accordion lesson.

1976: drummer Keith Moon of The Who played in what ended up being his final concert, in Toronto. Moon died less than two years later.

1977: Singer Kenny Rogers and actress Marianne Gordon from the TV show “Hee Haw” were married.

1996: Death Row Records founder Suge Knight was jailed after violating his probation for a 1992 assault.

2003: Entertainer Liza Minelli filed for divorce from producer David Gest. The previous day, Gest had filed a $10 million lawsuit claiming Minelli beat him during alcoholic rages.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Joan Fontaine is 96. Actor Christopher Lloyd is 75. Actor Derek Jacobi is 75. Actor Tony Roberts is 74. Actress Catherine Deneuve is 70. Guitarist Leslie West of Mountain is 68. Actor Jeff Goldblum is 61. Bassist Cris Kirkwood of Meat Puppets is 53. Actor Bob Odenkirk (“Breaking Bad,” ”Mr. Show”) is 51. Christian singer TobyMac (dc Talk) is 49. Singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding is 48. Comedian Carlos Mencia is 46. Country singer Shelby Lynne is 45. Reggae rapper Shaggy is 45. Director Spike Jonze is 44. Rapper Tracey Lee is 43. Actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson (“Modern Family”) is 38. Actor Michael Fishman (“Roseanne”) is 32. Guitarist Rickard Goransson of Carolina Liar is 30. Drummer Zac Hanson of Hanson is 28. Actor Jonathan Lipnicki (“Stuart Little,” ”Jerry Maguire”) is 23. Actress Sofia Vassilieva is 21.

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