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AM Prep-Today in Entertainment History

October 1, 2018

On Oct. 11, 1960, “The Bugs Bunny Show” made its debut on ABC.

In 1965, The Beatles released the single “Roll Over Beethoven” backed with “Misery.”

In 1969, bluesman Muddy Waters was seriously injured and three other people killed in a car crash near Chicago.

In 1975, “Saturday Night Live” made its debut on NBC.

In 1976, Kitty Wells and Paul Cohen were elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Also in 1976, Jane Pauley replaced Barbara Walters on the “Today” show.

In 1982, Lefty Frizzell, Marty Robbins and Roy Horton were elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

In 1986, “The Church Lady” made her first appearance on “Saturday Night Live.”

In 1991, actor-comedian Redd Foxx died at the age of 68.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Ron Leibman is 81. Country singer Gene Watson is 75. Singer Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates is 72. Actress Catlin Adams (“The Jerk,” ″The Jazz Singer”) is 68. Country singer Paulette Carlson (Highway 101) is 67. Actor David Morse (“St. Elsewhere”) is 65. Actor Stephen Spinella (“24″) is 62. Actress Joan Cusak is 56. Guitarist Scott Johnson of Gin Blossoms is 56. Actor-writer Michael J. Nelson (“Mystery Science Theater 3000”) is 54. Actor Sean Patrick Flanery is 53. Actor Luke Perry is 52. Actor Artie Lange (“MADtv”) is 51. Actor Jane Krakowski (“30 Rock,” ″Ally McBeal”) is 50. Rapper U-God of Wu-Tang Clan is 48. Actress Constance Zimmer (“UnREAL,” ″Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) is 48. Rapper MC Lyte is 47. Actor Darien Sills-Evans (“Superior Donuts,” ″Treme”) is 44. Singer NeeNa Lee is 43. Actress Emily Deschanel (day-shah-NEL’) (“Bones”) is 42. Actor Trevor Donovan (“90210″) is 40. Actress Michelle Trachtenberg (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” ″Inspector Gadget”) is 33. Rapper Cardi B is 26.

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