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Entertainment History

October 07, 2015 07:11 GMT

AM Prep-Entertainment History

On October 7th, 1940, Artie Shaw and his Orchestra recorded Hoagy Carmichael's "Stardust" for RCA Victor.

In 1950, "Your Hit Parade" was first broadcast on NBC. It started as a radio program in 1935.

In 1954, Marian Anderson became the first black singer hired by the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York.

In 1968, the Motion Picture Association of America adopted its film-rating system, ranging from "G" for general audiences to "X" for adult patrons only.

In 1975, John Lennon won his battle against U.S. immigration authorities when a federal appeals court overturned an order to deport him. Officials had wanted to kick Lennon out of the country because of a drug arrest in Britain.

In 1977, guitarist Steve Hackett left Genesis.

In 1982, the musical "Cats" opened on Broadway.

In 1995, actors Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen (STEEN'-bur-jehn) were married on Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts.

Also in 1995, rapper Tone Loc (LOHK) was arrested for allegedly taking $80 from a pizza parlor in Los Angeles, arguing with the owner over a pizza, and demanding his money back. He pleaded no contest to the charges.

In 1996, an alleged shoplifter surrendered to actors Richard Belzer and Clark Johnson after mistaking them for real cops. Belzer and Johnson were filming an episode of "Homicide: Life on the Street."

In 2000, Phish performed its last show before going on hiatus.

Today's Birthdays: TV personality Joy Behar ("The View") is 73. Drummer Kevin Godley of 10cc (ten-see-see) is 70. Country singer Kieran Kane of The O'Kanes is 66. Musician John Mellencamp is 64. Guitarist Ricky Phillips of Styx is 64. Actress Mary Badham ("To Kill A Mockingbird") is 63. Actress Christopher Norris ("Trapper John, M.D.") is 62. Drummer Tico Torres of Bon Jovi is 62. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma is 60. Gospel singer Michael W. Smith is 58. Former "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell is 56. Guitarist Charlie Marinkovich of Iron Butterfly is 56. Singer Ann Curless of Expose' is 52. Singer Toni Braxton is 48. Singer Thom Yorke of Radiohead is 47. Actress Allison Munn ("One Tree Hill") is 41. Singer Damian Kulash (KOO'-lahsh) of OK Go is 40. Singer Taylor Hicks ("American Idol") is 39. Actor Omar Benson Miller ("CSI: Miami") is 37. Actor Jake McLaughlin ("Quantico") is 33.

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