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Today in entertainment history: Jan. 21

Today in entertainment history: Jan. 21

THIS DAY IN 2013: Beyoncé sang the national anthem at President Barack Obama's second inauguration. She later admitted to lip-synching. Photo: Associated Press

1966: George Harrison married model Patti Boyd. They had met during the filming of The Beatles’ film “A Hard Day’s Night.”

1982: Bluesman B.B. King donated his entire record collection — 7,000 records — to the University of Mississippi. The collection included rare records he played as a DJ in the 1940s.

1990: The first MTV “Unplugged” special was aired, with Squeeze as the first performers.

1997: Elvis’ manager, Colonel Tom Parker, died of complications from a stroke in Las Vegas. He was 87.

2013: BeyoncĂ© sang the national anthem at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. She later admitted to lip-synching.

Today’s Birthdays: Actress Ann Wedgeworth (“Evening Shade”) is 81. Singer Mac Davis is 73. Actress Jill Eikenberry is 68. Guitarist Jim Ibbotson of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is 68. Singer-songwriter Billy Ocean is 65. Actor Robby Benson is 59. Actress Geena Davis is 59. Actress Charlotte Ross (“NYPD Blue”) is 47. Actress Karina Lombard (“The L Word”) is 46. Drummer Mark Trojanowski of Sister Hazel is 45. Singer Cat Power is 43. DJ Chris Kilmore of Incubus is 42. Singer Emma Bunton (Baby Spice) of the Spice Girls is 39. Actor Jerry Trainor (“Wendell & Vinnie,” ”iCarly”) is 38. Singer Nokio of Dru Hill is 36.

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