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Today in entertainment history: April 10

Today in entertainment history: April 10

ON THIS DAY IN 1992: Sam Kinison was killed in a car crash. He's shown here in a 1988 photo. Kinison, known for his bellowed outbursts, hams it up for the camera at New York's Hard Rock Café, where he was filming a promo for MTV. Photo: Associated Press

1925: The novel “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald was first published by Scribner’s of New York.

1953:The first feature-length 3D horror movie in color, “House of Wax,” premiered in New York. Vincent Price starred.

1962:Former Beatles member Stu Sutcliffe died of a brain hemorrhage in Hamburg, Germany. He was 22.

1968: “In The Heat Of The Night” was named best picture at the Academy Awards.

1989: Alabama was named artist of the decade by the Academy of Country Music.

1992:Comedian Sam Kinison was killed when a pickup truck hit his car on a California highway. The 17-year-old driver was arrested.

2001: Kevin Olmstead of Ann Arbor, Michigan, won $2,180,000 on “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire.” It’s the largest prize ever given out on a TV game show.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Max von Sydow is 85. Actress Liz Sheridan (“Seinfeld”) is 85. Actor Omar Sharif is 82. Sportscaster John Madden is 78. Reggae artist Bunny Wailer is 67. Actor Steven Seagal is 63. Singer Terre Roche of The Roches is 61. Actor Peter MacNicol (“Numb3rs,” ”Ally McBeal”) is 60. Bassist Steven Gustafson of 10,000 Maniacs is 57. Singer-producer Babyface is 56. Musician Brian Setzer is 55. Rapper Afrika Bambaataa is 54. Singer Katrina Leskanich of Katrina and the Waves is 54. Drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander of Primus is 49. Comedian Orlando Jones is 46. Guitarist Mike Mushok of Staind is 45. Singer Kenny Lattimore is 44. Rapper Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest is 44. Blues singer Shemekia Copeland is 35. Actress Chyler Leigh (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 32. Bassist Andrew Dost of fun. is 31. Actor Ryan Merriman (“The Pretender”) is 31. Singer-actress Mandy Moore is 30. Actor Barkhad Abdi (“Captain Phillips”) is 29. Actor Haley Joel Osment (“The Sixth Sense”) is 26. Singer-actress AJ Michalka of Aly and AJ is 23. Actress Ruby Jerins (“Nurse Jackie”) is 16.

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