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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 20

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 20

THIS DAY IN 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. Photo: Associated Press

1973: Jerry Lee Lewis made his debut at the Grand Ole Opry. Opry officials allowed him to perform as long as he didn’t use profanities and played only country music. By the end of the set, Lewis broke both agreements.

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.

1990: Actress Barbara Stanwyck, known for her role on “The Big Valley,” died of heart failure. She was 82.

1993: Actress Audrey Hepburn died of cancer in Switzerland at the age of 63.

2012: Singer Etta James died of complications from leukemia at the age of 73.

Today’s Birthdays: Comedian Arte Johnson is 86. Singer Eric Stewart (10cc, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders) is 70. Director David Lynch is 69. Drummer George Grantham of Poco is 68. Guitarist Paul Stanley of Kiss is 63. Bassist Ian Hill of Judas Priest is 63. TV host Bill Maher (“Politically Incorrect”) is 59. Actor Lorenzo Lamas is 57. Actor James Denton (“Desperate Housewives”) is 52. Bassist Greg K. of The Offspring is 50. Country singer John Michael Montgomery is 50. Actor Rainn Wilson (“The Office”) is 49. Actress Stacey Dash (“Clueless”) is 48. Actor Reno Wilson (“Mike and Molly”) is 46. Singer Edwin McCain is 45. Actor Skeet Ulrich (“Scream,” ”As Good As It Gets”) is 45. Drummer ?uestlove (questlove) of The Roots is 44. Drummer Rob Bourdon of Linkin Park is 36. Singer-songwriter Bonnie McKee is 31. Country singer Brantley Gilbert is 30. Singer Kevin Parker of Tame Impala is 29. Actor Evan Peters (“American Horror Story”) is 28.

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