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Today in entertainment history: Feb. 20

Today in entertainment history: Feb. 20

PAT BENATAR: Rock singer Pat Benatar is shown during a news conference in Los Angeles, Ca., Friday, Aug. 27, 1982. U.S. Festival organizers and performers discussed the three-day labor day weekend festival. Photo: Associated Press/Lennox McLendon

A look back on the Hollywood headlines of years past.

1967: Singer Kurt Cobain of Nirvana was born.

1969: “Goodbye Cream,” a documentary of Cream’s farewell concert, opened in Baltimore. Fans and critics alike panned the movie for its poor sound quality and strange editing.

1970: the John Lennon single “Instant Karma” was released.

1974: Cher filed for separation from Sonny Bono after 10 years of marriage.

1982: Singer Pat Benatar and her guitarist, Neil Geraldo, were married in Hawaii.

1997: Ben and Jerry’s introduced a new ice cream flavor, Phish Food, named after the rock group Phish. It contained chocolate ice cream, marshmallows, caramel and fish-shaped fudge.

2007: Britney Spears checked into rehab. She checked out the next day.

Today’s Birthdays: Actor Sidney Poitier is 87. Actress Marj Dusay (“Guiding Light”) is 78. Jazz and soul singer Nancy Wilson is 77. Singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is 73. Actress Sandy Duncan is 68. Guitarist J. Geils of The J. Geils Band is 68. Actress Brenda Blethyn is 68. Actor Peter Strauss is 67. Singer-bassist Walter Becker of Steely Dan is 64. Country singer Kathie Baillie of Baillie and the Boys is 63. Actor John Voldstad (“Newhart”) is 63. Actor Anthony Stewart Head (“Buffy The Vampire Slayer”) is 60. Actor James Wilby (“Gosford Park”) is 56. Bassist Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing) is 55. Actor Joel Hodgson (“Mystery Science Theater 3000″) is 54. Singer Ian Brown of Stone Roses is 51. Actor French Stewart (“Third Rock from the Sun”) is 50. Model Cindy Crawford is 48. Actor Andrew Shue (“Melrose Place”) is 47. Actress Lili Taylor is 47. Singer Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys is 39. Actress Lauren Ambrose (“Six Feet Under”) is 36. Actor Jay Hernandez (“Crazy/Beautiful”) is 36. Guitarist Coy Bowles of Zac Brown Band is 35. Actress Majandra Delfino (“Roswell”) is 33. Singer Rihanna is 26.

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