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Today in entertainment history: Oct. 18

Today in entertainment history: Oct. 18

A TRUE ROCK STAR: Jimi Hendrix during a 1970 performance. Photo: Associated Press

A look back at the memorable moments and Hollywood milestones that happened on Oct. 18.

1966: The Jimi Hendrix Experience made its debut in Paris.
1967: The satiric film “How I Won the War” premiered in London. It starred John Lennon as Private Gripweed.
1968: Bob Wills was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.
1974: Al Green’s supposed girlfriend, Mary Woodson, shot herself to death at Green’s home north of Memphis. That was after she had thrown a pot of boiling grits on Green as he was getting out of the bathtub.
1988: “Roseanne,” starring Roseanne Barr, made its debut on ABC.

Today’s Birthdays: Singer-guitarist Chuck Berry is 87. Actress Dawn Wells (“Gilligan’s Island”) is 75. Actor Joe Morton is 66. Actress Pam Dawber is 63. Actress Erin Moran (“Happy Days”) is 53. Actor Jean-Claude Van Damme is 53. Jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis is 52. Actor Vincent Spano is 51. Bassist Tim Cross (Sponge) is 47. Singer Nonchalant is 40. Guitarist Peter Svensson of The Cardigans is 39. Actor Wesley Jonathan is 35. Singer Ne-Yo is 34. Country singer and “American Idol” contestant Josh Gracin is 33. Country musician Jesse Littleton (Marshall Dyllon) is 32. Jazz musician Esperanza Spalding is 29. Actor Zac Efron (“High School Musical,” ”Hairspray”) is 26. Actress Joy Lauren (“Desperate Housewives”) is 24. Actor Tyler Posey is 22.

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