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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 24

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 24

ZSA ZSA MAKES A SCENE: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor holds up sketch she made of Beverly Hills, Calif., policeman Paul Kramer in courtroom on Sep. 15, 1989 in Beverly Hills, Calif., The Judge warned Miss Gabor that she could be held in contempt of court for her remarks to reporters covering her trial on charges of slapping the policeman. Photo: Associated Press/Nick Ut

A look back at the memorable moments and Hollywood milestones that happened on Oct. 24.

1957: Singer-actor Bing Crosby married Kathy Grant.

1962: James Brown’s “Live At The Apollo” album was recorded. It sold more than 1 million copies.

1969: Actor Richard Burton bought then-wife Elizabeth Taylor a $1 million necklace that weighed almost 70 carats. It was, at the time, the world’s most expensive diamond.

1973: The TV program “Kojak,” starring Telly Savalas, premiered on CBS. It ran until 1978.

1980: Paul McCartney received a special disk from officials with the “Guinness Book of World Records” for being the best-selling songwriter and recording artist of all time.

1989: Actress Zsa Zsa Gabor was sentenced to 72 hours in jail for slapping a Beverly Hills police officer. She also was ordered to perform 120 hours of community service at a women’s shelter.

1991: “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry died in Santa Monica, California. He was 70.

1995: Smashing Pumpkins released their album “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness.”

Today’s Birthdays: Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is 77. Actor F. Murray Abraham is 74. Actor Kevin Kline is 66. Actor B.D. Wong is 53. Drummer Ben Gillies of Silverchair is 34. Singer Monica is 33. Rapper Drake is 27. Actress Shenae Grimes (“90210”) is 24.

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