April 01, 2015 15:04 GMT
(Following Advance for Use Thursday, April 9) Eds: CORRECTS V3987, which moved in advance on Monday, March 30, at 11:19 a.m. New version corrects description of Dave Innis to Keyboardist in "Today's Birthdays."
On April ninth, 1939, singer Marian Anderson performed a concert at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington after she was denied use of Constitution Hall by the Daughters of the American Revolution.
In 1962, "West Side Story" won the Academy Award for best picture.
In 1976, folk singer and songwriter Phil Ochs hanged himself at his sister's home in New York. He was 35.
In 1979, "The Deer Hunter" won the best picture and best director Oscars. "Last Dance," from the soundtrack to the movie "Thank God It's Friday," won the best original song award.
In 1984, "Terms of Endearment" was the big winner at the Academy Awards. "Flashdance" was named best original song.
In 1988, the music world lost two singers. Brook Benton ("Frankie and Johnny," "The Boll Weevil Song") died of an illness in New York. Dave Prater from the duo Sam and Dave died in a car accident in Georgia.
In 1992, Amy Grant was honored with the Artist of the Year award at the Gospel Music Association's Dove Awards.
In 1997, Soundgarden announced its breakup. They have since reformed.
Today's Birthdays: Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner is 89. Naturalist Jim Fowler ("Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom") is 85. Actress Michael Learned ("The Waltons") is 76. Country singer Margo Smith is 73. Country singer Hal Ketchum is 62. Actor Dennis Quaid is 61. Keyboardist Dave Innis of Restless Heart is 56. Actor Mark Pellegrino ("Dexter") is 50. Actress-model Paulina Porizkova (pohr-ih-SKOH'-vah) is 50. Actress Cynthia Nixon ("Sex and the City") is 49. Singer Kevin Martin of Candlebox is 46. Singer Gerard Way of My Chemical Romance is 38. Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam ("The Cosby Show") is 36. Guitarist Albert Hammond Junior of The Strokes is 35. Actor Jay Baruchel (BA'-ruh-shel) ("Knocked Up," "Tropic Thunder") is 33. Actress Leighton Meester ("Gossip Girl") is 29. Singer-actor Jesse McCartney ("Summerland") is 28. Singer Jazmine Sullivan is 28. Actress Kristen Stewart ("Twilight") is 25. Actress Elle Fanning ("Because of Winn-Dixie") is 17. Singer Jackie Evancho (ee-VAN'-koh) is 15.
(Advance for release Thursday, April ninth)
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