Today in Entertainment History

    On October fourth, 1931, the comic strip “Dick Tracy,” created by Chester Gould, made its debut.

    In 1957, “Leave It To Beaver” made its debut on CBS. After a year, the show switched to ABC and ran until 1963.

    In 1961, Bob Dylan made his concert hall debut in New York. About 50 people attended, mostly his friends, and he earned $20.

    In 1970, singer Janis Joplin was found dead of a heroin overdose at a hotel in Hollywood. She was 27. She had just finished recording the album “Pearl.”

    In 1980, singer Carly Simon collapsed due to exhaustion on stage in Pittsburgh. She ended up canceling her tour.

    In 1989, comedian Graham Chapman of Monty Python’s Flying Circus died. He was 48.

    In 1990, “Beverly Hills 90210” premiered on Fox.

    In 1992, singer Sinead O’Connor ripped up a picture of the pope during an after-midnight appearance on “Saturday Night Live.” NBC’s switchboard in New York was flooded with calls, most of them criticizing O’Connor’s actions.