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Today in entertainment history: March 24

Today in entertainment history: March 24

ON THIS DAY IN 1958: Elvis Presley was inducted into the Army in Memphis, Tennessee. He was discharged in 1960. Photo: Associated Press

1955: The Tennessee Williams play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” opened on Broadway.

1958: Elvis Presley was inducted into the Army in Memphis, Tennessee. He was discharged in 1960.

1973: Singer Lou Reed was bitten on his rear end by a concertgoer who leaped on stage in Buffalo, New York, and shouted “Leather!” Reed commented afterward that, in his words, “America seems to breed real animals.”

1986: Van Halen released their “5150″ album, their first with Sammy Hagar on vocals.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor R. Lee Ermey (“Full Metal Jacket”) is 70. Singer Nick Lowe is 65. Bassist Dougie Thomson of Supertramp is 63. Comedian Louie Anderson is 61. Actor Robert Carradine is 60. Actress Donna Pescow is 60. Actress Kelly LeBrock is 54. DJ Rodney “Kool Kollie” Terry of Ghostown DJs is 53. TV personality Star Jones is 52. Guitarist Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers is 50. Actor Peter Jacobson (“House”) is 49. Singer-violinist Sharon Corr of The Corrs is 44. Actress Lauren Bowles (“True Blood”) is 44. Actress Lara Flynn Boyle is 44. Rapper Maceo of De La Soul is 44. Actress Megyn Price (“Rules of Engagement,” ”Grounded For Life”) is 43. Actor Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”) is 41. Actress Alyson Hannigan (“How I Met Your Mother,” ”Buffy The Vampire Slayer”) is 40. Actress Olivia Burnette (“Sons of Anarchy”) is 37. Actress Jessica Chastain (“Zero Dark Thirty,” ”The Help”) is 37. Bassist Benj Gershman of O.A.R. is 34. Actress Keisha Castle-Hughes (“The Nativity Story,” ”Whale Rider”) is 24.

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