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Today in Entertainment History, October 10, 2012

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According to the AP, these events happened on October 10:
  • In 1935, the first black opera, "Porgy and Bess" by George Gershwin, opened in New York.{}
  • In 1962, the BBC banned Bobby (Boris) Pickett's song "Monster Mash" because it deemed the record offensive.{}
  • In 1965, The Supremes made their first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."{}
  • In 1978, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith were injured during a concert in Philadelphia when someone in the audience threw a cherry bomb onstage.{}
  • In 1979, the city of Los Angeles declared Fleetwood Mac Day as the group received its star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.{}
  • Also in 1979, "The Rose," starring Bette Midler, made its premiere in Los Angeles.
Today's Birthdays:
  • Actor Peter Coyote is 71.{}
  • Actor Charles Dance is 66.{}
  • Singer John Prine is 66.
  • Actor-dancer Ben Vereen is 66.{}
  • Singer Cyril Neville of The Neville Brothers is 64.{}
  • Actress Jessica Harper is 63.{}
  • Singer-guitarist Midge Ure is 59.{}
  • Singer David Lee Roth (Van Halen) is 58.{}
  • Country singer Tanya Tucker is 54.{}
  • Actress Julia Sweeney ("Saturday Night Live") is 53.{}
  • Actor Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing") is 53.{}
  • Bassist Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet) is 51.{}
  • Guitarist Jim Glennie of James is 49.{}
  • Drummer Mike Malinin of the Goo Goo Dolls is 45.
  • Actress Wendi McLendon-Covey ("Reno 911!") is 43.{}
  • Actor Mario Lopez ("The Other Half," ''Saved By The Bell") is 39.{}
  • Actress Jodi Lyn O'Keefe ("She's All That," ''Nash Bridges") is 34.{}
  • Singer Mya is 33.{}
  • Actor Dan Stevens ("Downton Abbey") is 30.{}
  • Singer Cherie is 28.{}
  • Actress Aimee Teegarden is 23.

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