Today in entertainment history: Jan. 22

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 22

THIS DAY IN 2004: Jennifer Lopez called off her engagement to Ben Affleck. Photo: Associated Press

1953: “The Crucible,” Arthur Miller’s drama about the Salem witch trials of the 17th century, opened on Broadway.

1959: Buddy Holly made his last recordings in New York. He died in a plane crash the next month.

1968: “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In,” hosted by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, premiered on NBC.

1990: Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash used a profanity while accepting American Music Awards for his band. Viewers complained to ABC, which had broadcast the show live. The network apologized.

2004: Jennifer Lopez called off her engagement to Ben Affleck.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Piper Laurie is 83. Actor Seymour Cassel is 80. Actor John Hurt is 75. Singer Steve Perry (Journey) is 66. Bassist Teddy Gentry of Alabama is 63. Actress Linda Blair is 56. Actress Diane Lane is 50. Country singer Regina Nicks of Regina Regina is 50. Rap DJ-actor Jazzy Jeff is 50. Singer Marc Gay of Shai is 46. Actress Katie Finneran (“The Michael J. Fox Show”) is 44. Actor Balthazar Getty is 40. Actor Christopher Kennedy Masterson (“Malcolm in the Middle”) is 35. Actress Beverley Mitchell (“Seventh Heaven”) is 34. Guitarist Ben Moody of The Fallen (and Evanescence) is 34. Actress-singer Phoebe Strole (“Glee”) is 22. Actress Sami Gayle (“Blue Bloods”) is 19.

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