November 10, 1973:

Elton John’s album “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

The seventh album released by the singer stayed at No. 1 for eight weeks. Withstanding the test of time as one of the singer’s best pieces of work, it includes the hit song “Bennie and the Jets”, which recently had a resurgence of popularity when it was featured in the romantic comedy film  “27 Dresses.”

Back in 1974, John was initially hesitant to release the song as a single, but chose to take a risk that was met with rave reviews and a No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.

The album also features the song “Candle in the Wind,” written by John in memory of Marilyn Monroe.

 

November 12, 1982:

Actress Anne Hathaway was born.

Hathaway became a household name at age 19 when she appeared as ordinary teenager turned princess, Mia Thermopolis in the Disney film “The Princess Diaries”.

In 2005, in her first mainstream adult film role, she starred in the Oscar nominated film “Brokeback Mountain.”

She went on to receive roles in popular films such as “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Get Smart” before finding critical success in the 2008 film “Rachel Getting Married.”

Hathaway made it to the Oscar stage as co-host with actor James Franco in 2011.

 

November 13, 1991:

The Walt Disney film “Beauty and the Beast” was released into theaters.

“Beauty and the Beast” has been loved and admired by its viewers of all ages since it was first released 20 years ago.

This all-time classic Disney film tells the story of a young woman named Belle who, in an attempt to rescue her father, ends up becoming prisoner to a Beast. Belle comes to love the Beast and unbeknownst to her, she breaks the spell that has been plaguing him and his castle for 10 years.

At the 64th annual Academy Awards, “Beauty and the Beast” became the first ever animated film to be nominated for Best Picture.

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