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Today in entertainment history: March 18

Today in entertainment history: March 18

ON THIS DAY IN 1993: A report by a team of child abuse experts in Connecticut cleared Woody Allen of charges he molested his 7-year-old adopted daughter. Allen's former girlfriend, Mia Farrow, had accused him of molesting the child. The case made headlines again last year after Farrow and some of her family renewed the accusations. Photo: Associated Press

1965: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones were arrested for urinating on the wall of a gas station. The owner wouldn’t let them use the restroom.

1982: Singer Teddy Pendergrass was paralyzed from the waist down in a car crash in Philadelphia.

1993: A report by a team of child abuse experts in Connecticut cleared Woody Allen of charges he molested his 7-year-old adopted daughter. Allen’s former girlfriend, Mia Farrow, had accused him of molesting the child.

1994: Police confiscated ammunition and four guns from singer Kurt Cobain of Nirvana. His wife, Courtney Love, had called authorities because she was afraid Cobain was contemplating suicide.

1997: Taylor Hawkins replaced William Goldsmith as drummer for the Foo Fighters. Goldsmith left over creative differences.

Today’s Birthdays: Composer John Kander (“Chicago”) is 87. Country singer Charley Pride is 80. Actor Kevin Dobson (“Knots Landing”) is 71. Actor Brad Dourif (“Lord of the Rings,” ”Chucky” movies) is 64. Singer Irene Cara is 55. Singer-actress Vanessa Williams (“Ugly Betty”) is 51. Keyboardist Scott Saunders of Sons of the Desert is 50. Guitarist Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains is 48. Rapper-actress Queen Latifah is 44. Comedian Dane Cook (“Employee of the Month”) is 42. Singer Philip Sweet of Little Big Town is 40. Singers Evan and Jaron Lowenstein of Evan and Jaron are 40. Actress Sutton Foster (“Bunheads”) is 39. Singer Devin Lima (LFO) is 37. Singer Adam Levine of Maroon 5 is 35. Drummer Daren Taylor of Airborne Toxic Event is 34. Actress Julia Goldani Telles (“Bunheads”) is 19.

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