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On This Day

October 04, 2015 07:14 GMT

Entertainment History

On Oct. 4, 1931, the comic strip "Dick Tracy," created by Chester Gould, made its debut.

In 1957, "Leave It To Beaver" made its debut on CBS. After a year, the show switched to ABC and ran until 1963.

In 1961, Bob Dylan made his concert hall debut in New York. About 50 people attended, mostly his friends, and he earned $20.

In 1970, singer Janis Joplin was found dead of a heroin overdose at a hotel in Hollywood. She was 27. She had just finished recording the album "Pearl."

In 1980, singer Carly Simon collapsed due to exhaustion on stage in Pittsburgh. She ended up canceling her tour.

In 1989, comedian Graham Chapman of Monty Python's Flying Circus died. He was 48.

In 1990, "Beverly Hills 90210" premiered on Fox.

In 1992, singer Sinead O'Connor ripped up a picture of the pope during an after-midnight appearance on "Saturday Night Live." NBC's switchboard in New York was flooded with calls, most of them criticizing O'Connor's actions.

Today's Birthdays: Country singer Leroy Van Dyke is 86. Actor Eddie Applegate ("The Patty Duke Show") is 80. Author Anne Rice is 74. Actress Lori Saunders ("Petticoat Junction") is 74. Actor Clifton Davis ("Amen") is 70. Actress Susan Sarandon is 69. Actor Armand Assante (ah-SAHN'-tay) is 66. Actor Alan Rosenberg is 65. Actor Christoph Waltz ("Inglourious Basterds," "Water for Elephants") is 59. Actor Bill Fagerbakke (FAY'-guhr-bah-kee) ("Coach," "Spongebob Squarepants") is 58. Actress Kyra Schon ("Night of the Living Dead") is 58. Rap producer Russell Simmons is 58. Keyboardist Chris Lowe of The Pet Shop Boys is 56. Keyboardist Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard of Sawyer Brown is 55. Actor David W. Harper ("The Waltons") is 54. Singer Jon Secada is 54. Actor Liev Schreiber ("The Manchurian Candidate," "Scream 2") is 48. Actor Abraham Benrubi ("Men In Trees," "ER") is 46. Country singer-guitarist Heidi Newfield (Trick Pony) is 45. Singer-guitarist M. Ward of She And Him is 42. Actress Alicia (ah-LEE'-see-ah) Silverstone is 39. Singer-guitarist Marc Roberge of O.A.R. is 37. Actress Rachel Leigh Cook ("Josie and the Pussycats," "She's All That") is 36. Bassist Cubbie Fink of Foster The People is 33. Singer Jessica Benson of 3LW is 28. Actress Melissa Benoist ("Supergirl," "Glee") is 27. Actress Dakota Johnson ("Fifty Shades Of Grey") is 26. Singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock of Little Mix is 24.

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