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This weekend in entertainment history

This weekend in entertainment history

TODAY IN 1988: Bruce Springsteen broke up the E Street Band, telling them he wanted to pursue his own projects. They have since reunited. Photo: Associated Press

OCTOBER 18

1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience made its debut in Paris.

1968: John Lennon was arrested in Ringo Starr’s London apartment for pot possession. The arrest became the basis for a battle by U.S. immigration officials who wanted to deport Lennon.

1988: Bruce Springsteen broke up the E Street Band, telling them he wanted to pursue his own projects. They have since reunited.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer-guitarist Chuck Berry is 88. Actress Dawn Wells (“Gilligan’s Island”) is 76. Actor Joe Morton is 67. Actress Pam Dawber is 64. Actress Erin Moran (“Happy Days”) is 54. Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is 54. Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is 53. Actor Vincent Spano is 52. Bassist Tim Cross (Sponge) is 48. Singer Nonchalant is 41. Guitarist Peter Svensson of The Cardigans is 40. Actor Wesley Jonathan is 36. Singer Ne-Yo is 35. Country singer and “American Idol” contestant Josh Gracin is 34. Country musician Jesse Littleton (Marshall Dyllon) is 33. Jazz musician Esperanza Spalding is 30. Actor Zac Efron (“High School Musical,” ”Hairspray”) is 27. Actress Joy Lauren (“Desperate Housewives”) is 25. Actor Tyler Posey is 23.


OCTOBER 19

1967: Smokey Robinson and The Miracles released “I Second That Emotion.”

1990: The jury in the 2 Live Crew obscenity trial in Florida asked the judge for permission to laugh out loud. Some of the jurors said it actually was causing them pain to hold in their laughter.

2012: Singer Justin Timberlake married actress Jessica Biel at a seaside resort in Italy.

Today’s Birthdays: Artist Peter Max is 77. Actor Michael Gambon (“Harry Potter” films) is 74. Actor John Lithgow is 69. Singer Jeannie C. Riley is 69. Singer Patrick Simmons of The Doobie Brothers is 66. Talk show host Charlie Chase is 62. Singer-keyboardist Karl Wallinger of World Party is 57. Singer Jennifer Holliday is 54. TV host Ty Pennington (“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition”) is 50. Singer-guitarist Todd Park Mohr of Big Head Todd and the Monsters is 49. Actor Jon Favreau is 48. “South Park” co-creator Trey Parker is 45. Comedian Chris Kattan (“Saturday Night Live”) is 44. Singer Pras Michel of The Fugees is 42. Actor Omar Gooding (“Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper”) is 38. Country singer Cyndi Thomson is 38. Writer-director Jason Reitman is 37. Actor Benjamin Salisbury (“The Nanny”) is 34. Actress Gillian Jacobs is 32. Singer Zac Barnett (American Authors) is 28.

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