This week through the years

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1952: NBC’s “Today” show premiered, featuring Dave Garroway as host.

1954: Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio in San Francisco. They split after nine months.

1957: Actor Humphrey Bogart died of throat cancer. He was 57.

1970: Diana Ross performed for the last time with The Supremes, at a show in Las Vegas.

1972: “Sanford and Son” made its premiere on NBC.

1973: Elvis Presley’s TV special “Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii” was beamed from Honolulu by satellite to dozens of countries. At the time, the program set a record for the number of people watching.

1978: The Sex Pistols played their last concert before breaking up at a hall in San Francisco. They reunited in 1996 for a world tour.

1980: Michael Jackson got his first gold record, for “Off the Wall.”

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.

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

1994: Singer Harry Nilsson died of heart disease in Agoura Hills, Calif. He was 52.

2006: Eminem re-married Kim Mathers in Detroit. He filed for divorce 82 days later.

AP-ES-01-08-07 1324EST

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