Today in Entertainment History

On Oct. 3, 1941, the film “The Maltese Falcon” opened.

In 1945, ten-year-old Elvis Presley made his first public appearance in a talent show at the Mississippi-Alabama Dairy Show, singing “Old Shep.” He won second place and $5.

In 1954, “Father Knows Best” premiered on CBS.

In 1955, “Captain Kangaroo” premiered on CBS, and “The Mickey Mouse Club” made its debut on ABC.

In 1957, “The Woody Woodpecker Show” made its premiere on ABC.

In 1967, folk singer Woody Guthrie died in New York at the age of 55. Guthrie had been in the hospital for most of the last decade of his life, suffering from Huntington’s disease.

In 1998, actor Roddy McDowall died of cancer in Los Angeles. He was 70.

In 2000, singer-bassist Benjamin Orr of The Cars died of pancreatic cancer in Atlanta. He was 53.

In 2003, Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy was mauled by a white tiger during a performance in Las Vegas.

Today’s Birthdays: Composer Steve Reich is 84. Singer Chubby Checker is 79. Actor Alan Rachins (“Dharma and Greg”) is 78. Singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac is 71. Jazz saxophonist Ronnie Laws is 70. Blues singer Keb’ Mo’ is 69. Actor Peter Frechette (“Profiler”) is 64. Actor-comedian Greg Proops is 61. Actor Jack Wagner is 61. Drummer Tommy Lee of Motley Crue is 58. Actor Janel Moloney (“The West Wing”) is 51. Singer Gwen Stefani (steh-FAH’-nee) of No Doubt is 51. Singer Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys is 49. Singer G. Love is 48. Actor Keiko Agena (KAY’-koh ah-GAYN’-ah) (“Gilmore Girls”) is 47. Actor Neve (NEV) Campbell is 47. Actor Lena Headey (HEE’-dee) (“Game of Thrones”) is 47. Singer India.Arie (ah-REE’) is 45. Rapper Talib Kweli (tuh-LIB’ kwah-LEE’) is 45. Actor Alanna Ubach (“Legally Blonde” movies) is 45. Actor Seann William Scott (movie “Dukes of Hazzard,” ″American Pie”) is 44. Actor Shannyn Sossamon (TV’s “Moonlight,” Film’s “The Rules of Attraction”) is 42. Guitarist Josh Klinghoffer of Red Hot Chili Peppers is 41. Guitarist Mark King of Hinder is 38. Actor Tessa Thompson (“Westworld”) is 37. Country singer Cherrill Green of Edens Edge is 37. Country singer Drake White is 37. Actor Meagan Holder (“Pitch”) is 36. Actor Christopher Marquette (“Barry,” “Joan of Arcadia”) is 36. Singer Ashlee Simpson is 36. Rapper A$AP Rocky is 32. Actor Alicia Vikander (“The Danish Girl,” “Ex Machina”) is 32. Actor Noah Schnapp (“Stranger Things”) is 16.

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