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On This Day

February 08, 2016 17:08 GMT

Today in Entertainment History

On February 20th, 1967, singer Kurt Cobain of Nirvana was born.

In 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.

In 1970, the John Lennon single "Instant Karma" was released.

In 1974, Cher filed for separation from Sonny Bono after ten years of marriage.

In 1982, singer Pat Benatar and her guitarist, Neil Geraldo, were married in Hawaii.

In 1993, Jackyl lead singer Jesse James Dupree was arrested for allegedly exposing himself on stage during a concert a few days earlier in Long Beach, California.

In 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.

In 2003, pyrotechnics from Great White's stage show ignited soundproofing foam and burned down a club in West Warwick, Rhode Island. One hundred people died, including band guitarist Ty Longley.

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

Today's Birthdays: Actor Sidney Poitier is 89. Actress Marj Dusay ("Guiding Light") is 80. Jazz and soul singer Nancy Wilson is 79. Singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie is 75. Actress Brenda Blethyn ("Atonement," "Pride and Prejudice") is 70. Actress Sandy Duncan is 70. Guitarist J. Geils of The J. Geils Band is 70. Actor Peter Strauss is 69. Guitarist Billy Zoom of X is 68. Singer-bassist Walter Becker of Steely Dan is 66. Country singer Kathie Baillie of Baillie and the Boys is 65. Actor John Voldstad ("Newhart") is 65. Actor Anthony Stewart Head ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer") is 62. Actor James Wilby ("Gosford Park") is 58. Bassist Sebastian Steinberg (Soul Coughing) is 57. Actor Joel Hodgson ("Mystery Science Theater 3000") is 56. Singer Ian Brown of Stone Roses is 53. Actor French Stewart ("Third Rock from the Sun") is 52. Model Cindy Crawford is 50. Actor Andrew Shue ("Melrose Place") is 49. Actress Lili Taylor is 49. Singer Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys is 41. Actress Lauren Ambrose ("Six Feet Under") is 38. Actor Jay Hernandez ("Crazy/Beautiful") is 38. Actress Chelsea Peretti ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine") is 38. Guitarist Coy Bowles of Zac Brown Band is 37. Actress Majandra Delfino ("Roswell") is 35. Actress/singer Jessie Mueller is 33. Comedian Trevor Noah ("The Daily Show") is 32. Singer Rihanna is 28. Actor Jack Falahee ("How to Get Away With Murder") 27.

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