Today in Entertainment History

Oct 13, 2021

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 84. Actor Melinda Dillon ("A Christmas Story") is 82. Musician Paul Simon is 80. Keyboardist Robert Lamm of Chicago is 77. Country singer Lacy J. Dalton is 75. Actor Demond Wilson ("Sanford and Son") is 75. Singer Sammy Hagar is 74. Singer John Ford Coley of England Dan and John Ford Coley is 73. Actor John Lone ("Rush Hour 2") is 69. Model Beverly Johnson is 69. "The X-Files" creator Chris Carter is 65. Singer Cherrelle is 62. Singer-actress-talk show host Marie Osmond is 62. Singer Joey Belladonna of Anthrax is 61. Actor T'Keyah Crystal Keymah (tuh-KEE'-ah KRYS'-tal kee-MAH') ("That's So Raven") is 59. Country singer John Wiggins is 59. Actor Christopher Judge (TV's "Stargate SG-1") is 57. Actor Matt Walsh ("Veep") is 57. Actor Reginald Ballard ("Martin," "The Bernie Mac Show") is 56. Actor Kate Walsh ("Private Practice," "Grey's Anatomy") is 54. Musician Jeff Allen of Mint Condition is 53. Actor Tisha Campbell-Martin ("My Wife and Kids," "Martin") is 53. Singer Carlos Marin of Il Divo is 53. Country singer Rhett Akins is 52. TV personality Billy Bush is 50. Actor Sacha Baron Cohen ("Borat," "Da Ali G Show") is 50. Guitarist Jan Van Sichem Junior of K's Choice is 49. Singers Brandon and Brian Casey of Jagged Edge are 46. Actor Kiele (KEE'-lee) Sanchez ("Lost") is 45. Singer Ashanti (ah-SHAHN'-tee) is 41. Singer-rapper Lumidee is 41. Contemporary Christian singer Jon Micah Sumrall of Kutless is 41. Actor Caleb McLaughlin ("Stranger Things") is 20.