1992 Miley Cyrus is born Destiny Hope Cyrus in Franklin, Tennessee. Nicknamed "Smiley," later shortened to "Miley," she is the first child of country star Billy Ray Cyrus. She also has a famous godmother: Dolly Parton.
1991 Queen frontman Freddie Mercury issues a statement confirming he has AIDS and calling for help in fighting the disease. "I felt it correct to keep this information private to date to protect the privacy of those around me," he writes. "However, the time has come now for my friends and fans around the world to know the truth and I hope that everyone will join with my doctors and all those worldwide in the fight against this terrible disease." Mercury dies the next day.
1991 Twenty-five years after the original version of the Percy Sledge soul classic "When A Man Loves A Woman" hit #1 in America in 1966, Michael Bolton's cover tops the chart.
1970 George Harrison releases "My Sweet Lord," his first single as a solo artist. The spiritual tune goes to #1 in the US and UK.
1963 The first episode of Dr Who is broadcast; it features the classic electronic music theme.
2020 Country singer-songwriter Hal Ketchum dies at 67 from complications of dementia.
2014 Clive Palmer (of The Incredible String Band) dies at age 71.
2011 In Austria, George Michael is hospitalized mid-tour due to a serious bout with pneumonia. All remaining tour dates are postponed as the singer is placed in intensive care.
2011 Lady Gaga's 90 minute A Very Gaga Thanksgiving special airs on ABC. Gaga directed the program, which features her singing, eating, visiting her old school, and being interviewed by Katie Couric.
2009 Little Richard has hip replacement surgery, which does not go well. The rocker will never walk again and remains in constant pain.
2006 Jazz singer Anita O'Day dies of a cardiac arrest at age 87.
2004 Robert Downey, Jr. releases his debut studio album, The Futurist.
2001 Juan Hinojosa (drummer for Los Fabulosos Cuatro), along with his 28-year-old son, dies in a car crash in Texas.
2001 O.C. Smith, known for the 1968 hit "Little Green Apples," dies of a heart attack at age 69.
2000 Jonathan King is arrested for sexual abuse of minors in the '80s (one year later he receives a seven-year jail sentence).
2000 Twelve-year-old Billy Gilman sings "One Voice" during festivities at the Dallas Cowboys-Minnesota Vikings football game. Gilman is joined by Jessica Simpson for the halftime show.
1998 A businessman convicted of second-degree murder in the drowning of the ex-wife of Jackson 5 member Tito Jackson is sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Donald Bohana, 61, listens as Jackson family members urge a lengthy prison sentence for the boyfriend convicted of killing Delores "DeeDee" Jackson.
1995 Junior Walker (of Junior Walker & the All-Stars) dies of cancer at age 64.
After his concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York, Marilyn Manson has a backstage run-in with Spin magazine editor Craig Marks, who claims that Manson assaults and threatens to kill him.
According to Marks, Manson, upset over not getting the cover of the latest issue of Spin, invited him backstage, then into his dressing room, where two of Manson's bodyguards grab him by the throat and pin him to a wall as Manson tells him, "I can kill you, your family and everyone you know." Manson is tweaked because he didn't get the cover of the latest issue of Spin. In a $24 million lawsuit Marks files, he claims that after Manson's bodyguards let him go, the rocker said, "That's what you get when you disrespect me." Manson refers to the incident as a "conversation," posting on his website: "I told him that I didn't care what he prints or weather or not I'm on the cover. I simply no longer wanted to work with him or his magazine that obviously has a lack of respect for musicians and their fans." The case is later settled, and free from legal consequences, Manson admits that he avoided arrest by hiding out in Trump Tower.
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