Oct 10, 2013 10:50 AM by AP (PHOTO: MGN ONLINE)

Today in Entertainment History for October 10, 2013

On October 10th, 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 72. Actor Charles Dance is 67. Singer John Prine is 67. Actor-dancer Ben Vereen is 67. Singer Cyril Neville of The Neville Brothers is 65. Actress Jessica Harper is 64. Singer-guitarist Midge Ure is 60. Singer David Lee Roth (Van Halen) is 59. Country singer Tanya Tucker is 55. Actress Julia Sweeney ("Saturday Night Live") is 54. Actor Bradley Whitford ("The West Wing") is 54. Bassist Martin Kemp (Spandau Ballet) is 52. Guitarist Jim Glennie of James is 50. Drummer Mike Malinin of the Goo Goo Dolls is 46. Actress Wendi McLendon-Covey ("Reno 911!") is 44. Actor Mario Lopez ("The X Factor," ''Saved By The Bell") is 40. Actress Jodi Lyn O'Keefe ("She's All That," ''Nash Bridges") is 35. Singer Mya is 34. Actor Dan Stevens ("Downton Abbey") is 31. Singer Cherie is 29. Actress Aimee Teegarden is 24.


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