October 25, 2014 07:09 GMT
On Oct. 25, 1962, author John Steinbeck was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.
In 1964, The Beatles dominated the British music industry awards, winning five. The songs "She Loves You" and "I Want To Hold Your Hand" placed one and two in the best-selling record category.
Also in 1964, The Rolling Stones made their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." So many people complained that Sullivan said he'd never invite them back, but they made another appearance in 1965.
In 1966, actor Burt Reynolds and actress Judy Carne divorced.
In 1973, John Lennon sued the U.S. government for allegedly using surveillance against him in connection with his deportation case.
In 1982, Bob Newhart returned to TV in another sitcom with the debut of "Newhart" on CBS.
In 1991, rock promoter Bill Graham died in a helicopter crash after a Huey Lewis concert in Concord, California. He was 60.
In 1992, entertainer Roger Miller died of cancer in Los Angeles at age 65. He's best known for the hit song "King Of The Road."
In 1993, actor Vincent Price died. He was 82.
In 1995, singer Cliff Richard was knighted by Queen Elizabeth. Richard reportedly was the favorite singer of the Queen Mother.
In 1996, singer Paula Abdul married sportswear designer Brad Beckerman in Los Angeles. She filed for divorce 17 months later.
Today's Birthdays: Singer-actress Barbara Cook is 87. Actress Marion Ross is 86. Country singer Jeanne Black is 77. Pop singer Helen Reddy is 73. Singer Jon Anderson (Yes) is 70. Singer Taffy Danoff of Starland Vocal Band is 70. Guitarist Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest is 67. Actor Brian Kerwin is 65. Guitarist Matthias Jabs of Scorpions is 58. Actress Nancy Cartwright ("The Simpsons") is 57. Country singer Mark Miller of Sawyer Brown is 56. Drummer Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers and of Chickenfoot is 53. Actress Tracy Nelson ("Father Dowling Mysteries") is 51. Actor Michael Boatman ("The Good Wife," "Spin City") is 50. Actor Kevin Michael Richardson ("The Cleveland Show") is 50. Singer Speech (Arrested Development) is 46. Actor Adam Goldberg ("Saving Private Ryan") is 44. Guitarist Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies is 44. Country singer Chely (SHEL'-ee) Wright is 44. Actor Craig Robinson ("The Office") is 43. Actor Mehcad (muh-CAD') Brooks ("Desperate Housewives") is 34. Singer Jerome Jones (Romeo) of Immature is 33. Singer Katy Perry is 30. Singer Austin Winkler of Hinder is 30. Singer Ciara is 29. Actress Conchita Campbell ("The 4400") is 19.
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