(Following Advance for Use Saturday, October 13)

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On October 13, 1962, the play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee opened on Broadway.

In 1965, The Who recorded "My Generation" in London.

In 1975, musician Neil Young underwent surgery in Los Angeles to have a growth removed from his vocal cords.

In 1980, AC/DC's "Back In Black" album went platinum.

In 1985, guitarist Ricky Wilson of The B-52's died of complications from AIDS. He was 32.

In 1992, the Supreme Court decided not to reinstate lawsuits alleging that Ozzy Osbourne's music prompted the suicides of a Georgia teen and a South Carolina teen.

In 1995, rapper Tupac Shakur (TOO'-pahk shah-KOOR') was released after spending eight months in jail for groping and fondling a woman in a New York hotel room.

In 2002, ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard had emergency surgery for appendicitis in Paris. ZZ Top continued to tour with a replacement, the first time they used a replacement since they formed in 1969.

Today's Birthdays: Actress Melinda Dillon ("A Christmas Story") is 73. Musician Paul Simon is 71. Actress Pamela Tiffin is 70. Keyboardist Robert Lamm of Chicago is 68. Country singer Lacy J. Dalton is 66. Actor Demond Wilson ("Sanford and Son") is 66. Singer Sammy Hagar is 65. Actor John Lone ("Rush Hour 2") is 60. Model Beverly Johnson is 60. Singer-actress Marie Osmond is 53. Singer Joey Belladonna of Anthrax is 52. Actress T'Keyah Crystal Keymah (tuh-KEE'-ah KRYS'-tal kee-MAH') ("That's So Raven") is 50. Actress Kelly Preston is 50. Country singer John Wiggins is 50. Actress Kate Walsh ("Grey's Anatomy") is 45. Musician Jeff Allen of Mint Condition is 44. Actress Tisha Campbell-Martin ("My Wife and Kids," ''Martin") is 44. Singer Carlos Martin of Il Divo is 44. Country singer Rhett Akins is 43. TV personality Billy Bush ("Access Hollywood") is 41. Actor Sacha Baron Cohen ("Borat," ''Da Ali G Show") is 41. Guitarist Jan Van Sichem Junior of K's Choice is 40. Singers Brandon and Brian Casey of Jagged Edge are 37. Singer Ashanti is 32.

(Above for release Saturday, October 13)

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