Today in Entertainment History
On Oct. 13, 1962, the play “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” by Edward Albee opened on Broadway.
In 1965, The Who recorded “My Generation” in London.
In 1975, musician Neil Young underwent surgery in Los Angeles to have a growth removed from his vocal cords.
In 1980, AC/DC’s “Back In Black” album went platinum.
In 1985, guitarist Ricky Wilson of The B-52′s died of complications from AIDS. He was 32.
In 1992, the Supreme Court decided not to reinstate lawsuits alleging that Ozzy Osbourne’s music prompted the suicides of a Georgia teen and a South Carolina teen.
In 1995, rapper Tupac Shakur (TOO’-pahk shah-KOOR’) was released after spending eight months in jail for groping and fondling a woman in a New York hotel room.
In 2002, ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard had emergency surgery for appendicitis in Paris. ZZ Top continued to tour with a replacement, the first time they used a replacement since they formed in 1969.
Today’s Birthdays: Gospel singer Shirley Caesar is 81. Actress Melinda Dillon (“A Christmas Story”) is 79. Musician Paul Simon is 77. Actress Pamela Tiffin is 76. Keyboardist Robert Lamm of Chicago is 74. Country singer Lacy J. Dalton is 72. Actor Demond Wilson (“Sanford and Son”) is 72. Singer Sammy Hagar is 71. Singer John Ford Coley of England Dan and John Ford Coley is 70. Actor John Lone (“Rush Hour 2”) is 66. Model Beverly Johnson is 66. “The X-Files” creator Chris Carter is 62. Singer-actress Marie Osmond is 59. Singer Joey Belladonna of Anthrax is 58. Actress T’Keyah Crystal Keymah (tuh-KEE’-ah KRYS’-tal kee-MAH’) (“That’s So Raven”) is 56. Actress Kelly Preston is 56. Country singer John Wiggins is 56. Actor Christopher Judge (TV’s “Stargate SG-1″) is 54. Actor Matt Walsh (“Veep”) is 54. Actor Reginald Ballard (“Martin,” ″The Bernie Mac Show”) is 53. Actress Kate Walsh (“Private Practice,” ″Grey’s Anatomy”) is 51. Musician Jeff Allen of Mint Condition is 50. Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin (“My Wife and Kids,” ″Martin”) is 50. Singer Carlos Martin of Il Divo is 50. Country singer Rhett Akins is 49. TV personality Billy Bush is 47. Actor Sacha Baron Cohen (“Borat,” ″Da Ali G Show”) is 47. Guitarist Jan Van Sichem Junior of K’s Choice is 46. Singers Brandon and Brian Casey of Jagged Edge are 43. Singer Ashanti (ah-SHAHN’-tee) is 38. Contemporary Christian singer Jon Micah Sumrall of Kutless is 38. Actor Caleb McLaughlin (“Stranger Things”) is 17.