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Today in entertainment history: March 31

Today in entertainment history: March 31

THIS DAY IN 1967: Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire in front of an audience for the first time, during a concert in London. Photo: Associated Press

1958: Chuck Berry released the single “Johnny B. Goode.”

1967: Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire in front of an audience for the first time, during a concert in London.

1983: MTV added Michael Jackson’s video for “Beat It.” It was the first video MTV played by a black artist.

1991: Former TV actor Danny Bonaduce was arrested after hiding from authorities in a closet. He allegedly had picked up a prostitute near his downtown Phoenix apartment.

1995: Tejano singer Selena was shot and killed by the founder of her fan club.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor William Daniels (“St. Elsewhere”) is 87. Actor Richard Chamberlain is 80. Actress Shirley Jones is 80. Country singer-songwriter John D. Loudermilk is 80. Musician Herb Alpert is 79. Actor Christopher Walken is 71. Comedian Gabe Kaplan (“Welcome Back Kotter”) is 69. Actress Rhea Perlman (“Cheers”) is 66. Actor Ed Marinaro (“Hill Street Blues,” ”Sisters”) is 64. Guitarist Angus Young of AC/DC is 59. Bassist Bob Crawford of The Avett Brothers is 43. Actor Ewan (U’-en) McGregor is 43. Rapper Tony Yayo is 36. Actress Kate Micucci (“Raising Hope”) is 34. Guitarist Jack Antonoff of fun. is 30. Actress Jessica Szohr (“Gossip Girl”) is 29.

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