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November 22, 2014 08:09 GMT

On Nov. 22, 1955, RCA Records signed Elvis Presley after buying his contract from Sun Records. Elvis got a $5,000 bonus for signing.

In 1965, the musical play "Man of La Mancha" opened in New York.

Also in 1965, Bob Dylan married former model Sara Lowndes. The marriage was not made public until the following February.

In 1967, Arlo Guthrie's 22-minute song "Alice's Restaurant" was released.

In 1980, actress Mae West died at her Hollywood residence at age 87.

In 1989, actor Martin Sheen was arrested for blocking entrance to the Los Angeles federal building. He was part of a protest against U.S. support for El Salvador's government.

In 1992, "60 Minutes" aired an interview with Woody Allen, who said Mia Farrow had threatened to have him killed after she learned he was having an affair with her 21-year-old adopted daughter.

Also in 1992, Paul Simon opened his first tour of South America in Brazil.

In 1997, singer Michael Hutchence of INXS (in-ex-ES') hung himself with a belt in a hotel in Sydney, Australia. He was 37.

Today's Birthdays: Actor Robert Vaughn ("The Man from U.N.C.L.E.") is 82. Actor Michael Callan is 79. Comedian-director Terry Gilliam (Monty Python) is 74. Actor Tom Conti is 73. Singer Jesse Colin Young (The Youngbloods) is 73. Guitarist-actor Little Steven (The E Street Band, "The Sopranos") is 64. Bassist Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads is 64. Actor Richard Kind ("Spin City," "Mad About You") is 58. Actress Jamie Lee Curtis is 56. Actress Mariel Hemingway is 53. Actor-producer Brian Robbins ("Head of the Class") is 51. Actor Stephen Geoffreys is 50. Actor Michael K. Williams ("12 Years a Slave," "Boardwalk Empire," "The Wire") is 48. Drummer Chris Fryar of Zac Brown Band is 44. Actress Scarlett Johannson is 30. Actor Jamie Campbell Bower ("Twilight" movies) is 26. Singer Candice Glover ("American Idol") is 25.

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