October 10, 2015 07:12 GMT
On Oct.10, 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 74. Actor Charles Dance is 69. Singer John Prine is 69. Actor-dancer Ben Vereen is 69. Singer Cyril Neville of The Neville Brothers is 67. Actress Jessica Harper is 66. Singer-guitarist Midge Ure is 62. Singer David Lee Roth (Van Halen) is 61. Country singer Tanya Tucker is 57. Actress Julia Sweeney ("Saturday Night Live") is 56. Actor Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing") is 56. Bassist Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet) is 54. Guitarist Jim Glennie of James is 52. Drummer Mike Malinin of the Goo Goo Dolls is 48. Actress Wendi McLendon-Covey ("The Goldbergs," "Reno 911!") is 46. Actor Mario Lopez ("The X Factor," "Saved By The Bell") is 42. Actress Jodi Lyn O'Keefe ("She's All That," "Nash Bridges") is 37. Singer Mya is 36. Actor Dan Stevens ("Downton Abbey") is 33.
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